Child Care Provider Resources

Our mission is to support and enrich the lives of children and families. We do this in many ways, and one of those ways is to partner with child care providers! We appreciate the efforts of anyone in child care who recognizes the importance of high quality care for children. ICES offers providers a wide range of supports and services that promote the high quality relationships and environments that children need to develop in healthy and individually appropriate ways.

COVID-19 has presented unique challenges to child care providers. Over the past year and a half, ICES Resource & Referral Staff and  providers have partnered in going above and beyond to support the health and safety of children while their parents work. If you provide child care to one or more children, and need any health & safety supplies, please contact ICES.

Workshops & Training

ICES is committed to providing high quality workshops and training in our effort to support child care providers who are invested in offering high quality care to their clients.

Our workshops and training offer participants the opportunity to grow as professionals, connect with their peers, and to earn free materials and resources. Our workshops and training cover a wide range of research-based topics that promote best practices in child care settings. Subjects covered include but are not limited to: Health and Safety, CPR/First Aid, Ages and Stages of Child Development, and Trauma-Informed Care Practices.

Our world is changing and requiring all of us to learn new strategies for connecting with one another. ICES offers virtual workshops and training to meet the needs of child care providers in our community. To learn about upcoming opportunities for enhancing your skills as a provider, join us on Zoom for one of our free workshops. 

Workshops

No Workshops For The Month Of December

Pre-Recorded Workshops

While we love the interaction and networking that can happen at live zoom trainings, we recognize that long days and conflicting schedules can sometimes prevent providers from attending. It is for this reason that our CCIP/R&R training staff have begun to create a video training library where you can watch recorded trainings at your convenience and from the comfort of your own home. Professional course evaluation, as proof of attendance. Incentives, including ICES Bucks will only be given for live or recorded workshops in the current 2021/2022 fiscal year and is also the subject to completing the Survey Monkey evaluation. Link to training, evaluation and other workshops resources available once you click the button for your desired training. 

General Workshops

Racial Justice Workshops

Quality Counts

While participating in quality workshops and other training, why not earn a cash stipend?!  The Quality Counts program offers cash stipends to participants who are working with children ages 0-5 and are actively pursuing professional growth and development in the field of early care and education. If you are interested in earning while you learn, you must register before October 31, 2021.  Contact our Tuolumne office or click the link appropriate for your role with children for the Guidelines and Application. 

If you are not sure which role suits you, contact our Tuolumne office today.

Earn While You Learn

ICES offers incentives to child care providers who actively participate in professional growth opportunities in the early care and education field. 

ICES Bucks

If you attend workshops or other professional growth opportunities, but don’t participate in Quality Counts, you can still earn ICES Bucks! They can be used toward purchasing materials for your child care setting.

ICES is committed to providing high quality workshops and training in our effort to support child care providers who are invested in offering high quality care to their clients.

Our workshops and training offer participants the opportunity to grow as professionals, connect with their peers, and to earn free materials and resources. Our workshops and training cover a wide range of research-based topics that promote best practices in child care settings. Subjects covered include but are not limited to: Health and Safety, CPR/First Aid, Ages and Stages of Child Development, and Trauma-Informed Care Practices.

Our world is changing and requiring all of us to learn new strategies for connecting with one another. ICES has begun offering virtual workshops and training to meet the needs of child care providers in our community. To learn about upcoming opportunities for enhancing your skills as a provider, join us on Zoom for one of our free workshops or follow us on our Mariposa Facebook and Tuolumne Facebook pages. 

Lending Library

Whether you need books, toys, learning materials, or themed units, ICES in Tuolumne County provides a library of free resources to family child care providers and center staff. You can reserve your materials today!

Child Care Providers Needed!

Even during “normal” times, families in Tuolumne and Mariposa counties face a critical shortage of child care spaces that impacts their ability to go to work and/or school. The current health crisis has only served to heighten the need for qualified and dedicated child care providers. Family child care is a self-employed business that contributes significantly to the local economy and the social and emotional well-being of young children. 

If you love children and the idea of providing a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment in your home sounds like something you would enjoy, family child care might be the business for you!

One-on-One Technical Assistance

Sometimes you just need someone to talk to and help you determine ways to effectively address an issue in your program. Our staff is available via e-mail, telephone, virtual visits to assist you with curriculum, business questions, or provider/parent relationship questions.

My Child Care Plan

For information on how to use the provider update portal we have written step by step instructions or First Time Providers and Returning Proivers. These instructions will help you with loging into MCCP and how to reset your password if you forgot it. 

Reimbursement for Health and Safety Courses

When funding is available, eligible providers may receive partial reimbursement toward completed Health and Safety Training classes or course work. To find out if you’re eligible, call ICES.

Important Notices & Updates

CCLD 2020 Updates

Community Care Licensing Division has maintained a steady flow of Provider Information Notices since March 2020 regarding operating child care programs during the COVID19 pandemic. There are new Provider Information Notices, along with information on improvements to the licensing process and better support for providers. Other topics include PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs, Healthy Habits, Trauma-Informed Care, New Legislation, and New Inspection Process Updates. 

     CPR/First Aid Courses  

  • Contact Jason Frye with the Tuolumne County Red Cross for class availability and cost
  • (209) 431-9771

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