The game plan for improving your childcare.

We provide resources, trainings, and an incredibly helpful community to make running a child care easier.

We'll help you build your professional skills, give you product and service discounts, supply HR and Legal resources, and keep you informed on the latest news and regulations in early learning. All while advocating for you and your program with state legislators.

Between valuable resources and actionable trainings, we bring value to your whole organization. We're constantly adding to our list of benefits catering to California childcares.


News from the Capitol, discounts, grant activity, curriculum ideas, and legal issues that affect you.


In-person and online trainings crafted for California early educators.


We're the unifying voice of childcares. We organize advocacy to influence legislation.


We keep you informed of upcoming licensing changes and how they will affect your program.

School Supplies

Discounts on school supplies and equipment from Kaplan, Lakeshore Learning, Discount School Supplies.


Special offers on insurance, including health, business, workers' comp, auto, and general.

Human Resources

Access to HR specialists by phone or online.

Legal Advice

Attorneys offer free limited consultations as a service to our members.


CQEL has a built-in community of experienced directors who collaborate to support eachother.

Coffee Break

Director's Coffee Break is a weekly video conversation full of support, resources, and connections.

" I had yet to find an organization that provides suchrelevant information for private providers. "  


Join Us

We're building a better future for California children.Join today to improve and grow your child care program.