Early Learning

At a Glance

Early Learning Support Services (ELSS) leads San Mateo County in developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships that support equitable, high quality education and care for children birth through grade 3 and their families.

Staff members in Early Learning Support Services (ELSS) manage a variety of projects that offer services and supports to families in San Mateo County with a focus on early care and education for children ages 0 – 8 years. Areas of focus include the following:

  • State Preschool - High quality preschool for low-income children ages three to five years old
  • Early Learning Quality and Inclusion Partnership (EQ+IP) - Countywide, evidence-based early childhood professional development and on-site technical assistance; Supports for increased inclusion of children with special needs in high quality, early learning settings

    Click here for ELSS 18-19 calendar of First 5-funded professional development offerings!