For over twenty years, the City of San José has been a national leader in expanding access to high quality early care and education programs for families with young children. The City’s vision is that all San José children will enter school ready to learn with a strong physical, social, emotional and academic foundation to ensure classroom success and to develop their full potential as lifelong learners. To help make this vision a reality, Smart Start San José was created in 1999. Smart Start promotes quality child care programs as essential stepping stones to success in school and life by supporting ongoing professional development, training, quality program improvement activities, informational resources, and community outreach.
To learn more about how the City of San José and Smart Start are expanding access to quality early care and education programs for young children, please click on the links below:
- Smart Start San José & Raising the Quality of Early Care and Education
- Supporting Families
- Supporting Early Care and Education Programs
- Investing in Our Future
Want to keep informed about the latest Smart Start professional development activities, community events, conferences, trainings, and other early care and education resources? Do you have recommendations on how we can improve the availability of quality early care and education in San José? Follow Smart Start San José on Facebook and join our early care and education network of advocates for affordable, accessible quality child care for young children.