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

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Racial Justice 1: Rethinking Our Celebrations

Competency: Culture, Diversity & Equity

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 6-8pm

This year’s Racial Justice series will take place on the fourth Tuesday in the months of August, September, October and the third Tuesday in November (so as to not conflict with the holiday week). For the first workshop in the series we will be myth busting some holidays as well as exploring some celebrations and traditions from the local Miwuk Tribes. There will be some crafting and discussion about how to re-frame some existing holiday celebrations from a Racial Justice lens as well.

Led by Clay River and Shana Bender from Mariposa.

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Meeting ID: 849 7832 2725  Passcode: 990164 

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Fall Trauma: Informed Care Series

Competency: Relationships, Interaction & Guidance

The Trauma-Informed Care Training curriculum is intended to equip child care providers with the knowledge and skills to support the needs of children who have experienced significant adversity, which may affect their development and behavior. The evidence based information and strategies delivered in this training are substantial. Therefore, it is administered in a 4-part series twice a year. Private training is available upon request. 

4 Wednesdays from 6-8pm Via Zoom

9/1 Part 1: Intro to Childhood Trauma

9/8/21 Part 2: Supportive Strategies

9/13/21 Part 3: Supportive Strategies 2

9/22/21 Part 4: Enhancing Caregiver Resiliency

Led by Shana Bender from Mariposa

 Zoom Meeting: Every week on Wed, until Sep 22, 2021, 4 occurrence(s)
Sep 1, 2021 06:00 PM
Sep 8, 2021 06:00 PM
Sep 13, 2021 06:00 PM
Sep 22, 2021 06:00 PM

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Racial Justice 2: Understanding Local History

Competency: Culture, Diversity & Equity

Tuesday September 28, 2021 6-8pm

This workshop will address the local history of Mariposa as it relates to the southern Sierra Miwuk peoples. Of particular significance is the traumatic impact of the gold rush on local indigenous populations and the genocide many faced with the onslaught of settlers looking for gold. The formation of Yosemite and the continued impact the park has on the health and cultures of the 7 tribes of Yosemite Valley. 

Led by Clay River, Director of Miwumati Healing Center

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Meeting ID: 878 4833 7202 Passcode: 842651

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Creating Positive Experiences for Toddlers 

Competency: Child Development & Learning

Wednesday October 20, 2021 6-8pm 

Being a toddler involves a lot of falling, giggling, and crying. As toddlers grow and explore the world, parents and caregivers can create positive experiences for them that will last a lifetime

Led by: Tina Cones from Sonora

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Racial Justice 3: Lateral and Internalized Oppression

Competency: Culture, Diversity & Equity

Tuesday October 26, 2021 6-8pm

This workshop will cover some of the ways racism can manifest within and across marginalized groups. Topics presented will include how racism can cause people to internalize harmful societal beliefs (internalized oppression) as well as how racism can cause marginalized groups to fight against each other (lateral oppression). Additionally, Clay will touch upon how these both play out in mainstream educational institutions. This workshop will also be an opportunity to unpack personal implicit biases and how they show up in our personal lives and work.

Led by: Clay River, Director of Miwumati Healing Center

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Meeting ID: 890 2503 6586 Passcode: 481789

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Fall Themed Make & Take

Competency: Child Development & Learning

Wednesday November 10, 2021 6-8pm

Hands-on projects are a perfect way to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Packed with pumpkin spice and everything nice, fall is quickly climbing the ranks to become the most popular time of year. In order to take full advantage of all that autumn has to offer, we’ve put together a few crafts that demonstrate what makes the season so special. So get your creative juices flowing and join us for some fun!

Led by:  Suzan Greenwood & Tina Cones from Sonora

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Meeting ID: 875 6495 3600 Passcode: 348331

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Racial Justice 4: Exploring Intersectionality

Competency: Culture, Diversity & Equity

Tuesday November 16, 2021 6-8pm

For the last workshops in this years Racial Justice series, Clay will talk about the social and emotional impacts of systemic oppression and discrimination as well as disadvantages and/or privileges based on social structures  and the “intersections” of those frameworks (such as intersections of sex, race, ability and sexual identity within an individual).

Led by Clay River, Director of  Miwumati Healing Center

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Meeting ID: 876 6439 4101 Passcode: 830516

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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. There are two ways you can earn incentives through ICES

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 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 office today.

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 Facebook.

On-Demand Workshops

Child care providers often have long, busy days working with children which can make it challenging to access professional growth opportunities. This is why ICES has begun to offer child care providers access to recorded workshops and training opportunities provided by our Resource and Referral staff. ICES On Demand Workshops can count toward professional growth hours or ICES bucks. In order to receive credit for viewing recorded workshops, viewers need to complete and submit a reflection. Links to workshop materials and Survey Monkey reflections can be found in the video description and may also be shared upon request. You can access our YouTube On-Demand Workshops play list by clicking the button below.

Lending Library

Whether you need books, toys, learning materials, or themed units, ICES 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.

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. 

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