The Marin County Office of Education is committed to supporting quality early care and education in Marin County. It offers several different programs as part of this effort.
As part of an effort to close the academic achievement gap, MCOE is administering the Promoting Early Success Initiative funded by the Marin Community Foundation and the Haas Fund. This five-year Initiative supports nine elementary school sites in four districts across the county. Working with their preschool, afterschool, and community partners, school sites are developing innovative programs that support 1) a shared vision of high quality early education, 2) a positive school climate that is culturally competent, 3) high quality teaching, 4) alignment across standards, curricula, and assessments, 5) strong family engagement practices, and 6) expanded learning opportunities.
The ECE Quality Improvement Project supports preschool programs whose children feed into the nine Pre K-3 elementary schools.
Early childhood educators are encouraged to continue their education and professional development through MarinCARES Plus - a child care teacher stipend program. Click here for more information – including eligibility requirements.
The Marin County Child Care Commission serves as the state-mandated local child care and development planning council. The Commission is responsible for leading the community in planning and establishing a comprehensive, high quality child care system in Marin.