Events

Infant Child Enrichment Services has postponed all in-person events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are still dedicated to our mission to enrich the lives of children and families and support child care providers. That is why ICES is now launching virtual events.  ICES is making it possible for you to view many of our virtual workshops, live or recorded! Recorded workshops will be available for a limited time only. You can register for events below.

If you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with Zoom, check out this “Super Easy Guide to Zoom” to get acquainted with this technology and get the most out of our virtual workshops.

2020 Workshops Provided by Resource & Referral

The workshops provided by ICES Resource & Referral program are open to anyone caring for children and are not county specific. That means that you can register for any workshop regardless of your location. Check out our  up-coming events below!

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Join guest speaker Rebecca Swisher, Registered Nurse for Mariposa County Public Health in this training on childhood lead poisoning prevention for child care providers.  The presentation was adapted from the education program developed by the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch & California Childcare Health Program.  The objectives for the training are for participants to:

  • understand the problem of lead poisoning
  • identify simple steps to reduce lead exposure
  • learn how to inspect facilities regularly for hazards
  • be able to share information with families and encourage parents to test children for lead
 

Date: Wednesday, September 30

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

To register for this event, contact your county ICES office or fill out your county’s registration form below.

 

Cultivating Resiliency: Helping Children and Ourselves Cope with Stress

Stress is a normal part of life, and in many cases is manageable. But what happens when stress overwhelms our ability to cope? How does stress impact a child’s developing body and mind? In this social & emotional focused workshop, we will learn about the impact stress has on the brain and practical coping strategies for adults and children. 

Date: Tuesday, October 6

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

To register for this event, contact your county ICES office or fill out your county’s registration form below.

Trauma-Informed Care Training

Part 1: Intro to Childhood Trauma
Tuesday, October 20
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Part 2: Supportive Strategies
Tuesday, October 27
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Part 3: Caregiver Resiliency 
Tuesday, November 3
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The TIC 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 3-part series twice a year.  Private training is available upon request. To register for this event, contact your county ICES office or fill out your county’s registration form below.

Fall Crafting Workshop

fall leaves, water, nature

To register for this event, it is preferred that you contact your county ICES office. You may also fill out your county’s registration form below.

The Mariposa office will be adapting its fall crafting workshop to an online format this year.  During this workshop, we will complete crafts together, leaving you with items you can use in your program.  ICES will be providing craft supplies to participants in advance so you can craft along at home. If you would like to attend, please contact your local ICES office so we can arrange for you to pick up the supplies in advance. 

Date: Wednesday November 18, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Child Care Provider Forum

ICES offers monthly virtual meetings to facilitate open discussions with child care providers in Tuolumne County where they can…

♦ voice ideas

♦ build a community of support between providers & the resource and referral staff

♦ get technical assistance with issues pertaining to child care 

video conference, skype, webinar

The forum meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 6 pm – 7 pm, on Zoom. Anyone who provides care for children is welcome to participate. To register for this event, contact your county ICES office or fill out your county’s registration form below.

Year-Round Parenting Classes

family, people, child

Our Raising Healthy Families program in Tuolumne County offers year-round parenting classes to residents of Tuolumne County. A wide range of subjects is covered, and each subject is considered over the course of several weeks. 

Classes are held every Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. To register for parenting classes, fill out the Tuolumne Registration form below.

Current Class Topic

Child Development:  Learn how to support your child’s growth and development through this series on the basics of child development.

Beginning August 31st

Ending September 29th

Upcoming Class Topic

Effective Discipline:  Learn effective strategies for disciplining your child(ren) without compromising your relationship with them.

Beginning October 6th

Ending November 17th

Register for Events Here!

While the Raising Healthy Families program is presently limited to Tuolumne County Residents, all ICES child care provider workshops are open to the public in both Mariposa and Tuolumne counties. When registering for events be sure to choose the appropriate event registration form for the county you reside in.

Mariposa Registration
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Tuolumne Registration

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