Birth to 3 Quality Initiatives

Birth to 3 Quality Initiatives2022-07-22T09:52:51-07:00

Supporting child care providers working with infant and toddlers to facilitate high quality early learning interactions.

Program Details

Birth to Three Quality Initiative

Through a contract with the Department of Children Youth and Family Services, we are able to offer coaching and supports targeted to teachers/educators of infants and toddlers. We recognize the importance of this teaching role on the development of young minds and want to support those teachers in this very difficult role. Support is offered through individualized coaching, reflective practice, video coaching through the FIND program (Filming Interactions to Nurture Development), and training.

Infant Toddler Coaching Supports available include:

  • Nurturing positive social and emotional development of children
  • Provide resources to the teachers and directors around community resources
  • Support around developmental screenings
  • Empowering teachers to utilize strategies in the classroom that support all children
  • A focus on the social, emotional, and attachment needs of infants and toddlers provide early learning professionals with specialized tools and technical assistance.

Early Learning Plan vision statement:

“In Washington state, we work together so that all children start life with a solid foundation for success, based on strong families and a world-class early learning system for all children prenatal through grade 3. Accessible, accountable, and developmentally and culturally appropriate, our system partners with families to ensure that every child is healthy, capable, and confident in school and in life.”


Available Services

Filming Interactions to Nurture Development FIND Coaching

FIND is a highly effective video coaching program that facilitates responsive, supportive caregiving to significantly improve developmental outcomes for children.

The Birth to Three Quality Initiative (B3QI) Coaches support infant and toddler teachers and providers working with infants and toddlers to facilitate high-quality early learning interactions. Through weekly visits, the teachers experience video recordings with follow-up reflection using a strength-based approach.

This program is available to any infant and toddler teacher working in a program participating in Early Achievers. Let your Early Achievers Coach know of your interest and they can connect you or call one of our Coaches directly.

ASQ and ASQ-SE Supports

Our trained Coaches can offer training on ASQ-3 (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) and ASQ-SE (Ages and Stages Questionnaire/Social Emotional) for all program staff. This is followed up with supports for program-wide implementation and parent involvement. This is a free service offered to sites participating in Early Achievers.

Call or email for more details on how you can access any of these programs: 360-952-3466 /

Infant Toddler Regional Consultation Project

“I now have multiple resources and tools thanks to this program. Not only has the program benefited our classroom but our individual lives as well. Thank you!”

Child Care Provider Participant

“The focus of the program is to support teachers in creating positive environments and meaningful and intentional interactions, and the families that we serve are very grateful for the collaborative approach.”

Child Care Provider Participant

Program Contacts

Who to Contact

Michelle Aguilar

Child Care Aware Manager


Phone: 360-952-3363


Kaela Zarkovich

Child Care Aware Specialist/B3QI Coach


Phone: 360-952-3463


Kim Sizer

Child Care Aware Specialist/B3QI Coach


Phone: 360-952-3380


ECE State Resources

Early Care and Education in the News

Why do parents spend so much on child care, yet childhood educators earn so little?
(Child Care Aware of America, July 11, 2018)

Building a solid foundation
(Camas-Washougal Post-Record, April 11, 2019)

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