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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Improving access to inclusive, equitable, high quality education.
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
Strong Start is a coalition of community leaders, early care and education (ECE) providers, school leaders, nonprofit organizations, elected officials, members of the business community, and other key partners who are committed to expanding access to high quality early learning opportunities for all children ages 0 to 8 in Santa Clara County. The coalition looks for local, state, and national solutions to help increase access to high quality early education and conducts advocacy efforts at the state level to encourage increased investments in early learning. Strong Start is an initiative of the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) and builds upon the strong leadership of its many partners in the field of early education.
Ensure that all children age 0 to 8 in Santa Clara County have access to high quality early care and education (ECE) opportunities.
Provide public education on the importance of ECE and the need for additional resources to support universal access,
Build awareness of the Strong Start Initiative,
Increase our effectiveness by leveraging the support of coalition members
Short reports on important topics in ECE.
Short videos on topics in early care and education.
County-wide strategic vision and goals.
Universal Pre-Kindergarten Resources
2023 Santa Clara County Children's Data Book
2022-23 County of Santa Clara Children's Budget
Modeling the Impact of Universal Preschool in Santa Clara County
2022 Status of Children’s Health Data Book
Children's Exposure to Lead in Santa Clara County
2021 LPC Zip Code Priorities Report
2021 Head Start Community Assessment
2021 Santa Clara County Child Care Portfolio
2020 Santa Clara County School Readiness Parent Survey Report
2018 Santa Clara County School Readiness Assessment
2018 Santa Clara County Childcare Needs Assessment
2018 Santa Clara County Early Learning Facilities Study
2017 Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan
Dr. Mary Ann DewanCounty Superintendent of Schools
Susan EllenbergSanta Clara County Board of Supervisors
Jennifer Kelleher CloydFIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Christine ThorsteinsonSilicon Valley Community Foundation