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Early Childhood Education

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. 

ECE Quality Improvement Project

The ECE Quality Improvement Project supports preschool programs whose children feed into the ten Pre K-3 elementary schools. 

Key elements of the Early Childhood Education Quality Improvement Project are:

  • Research
  • Social Emotional Development and Cultural Proficiency
  • Parent Engagement and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
  • CLASS Data
  • Curriculum Alignment
  • PreK Alignment Activities
  • Demonstration Classrooms
  • Leadership Development


2018-2019 Participation Agreement


ECE Professional Development Incentives & Stipends

Early  Care and Education staff are encouraged to continue their education and professional development through  Marin Quality Counts stipends programs deadline to apply is September 30, 2018.

Voices From The Field Newsletters


Pre-K3 - Initiative 

Marin County Child Care Commission

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. 

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Raquel Rose
Assistant Superintendent                 415-499-5891

Carol Barton, MPA
ECE Project Coordinator                 415-499-5808 Direct

Tanya Myers, MA
ECE Project Consultant                   415-491-6609 Direct

Michele Ryan                                        ECE Assistant Project Consultant 415-491-6696 Direct   

Ericka Erickson, MPA
LPC Coordinator                              415-499-8827 Direct  

Kimberly Chandler
Senior Administrative Assistant        Early Childhood Department          415-499-5889 direct