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 and classes.
2020/2021 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!
Racism & Implicit Bias
Racism and implicit bias are very uncomfortable topics that urgently need to be addressed in our society. In this workshop, we will employ compassion and reflective practice to explore racism in child care, micro-aggressions, and how we can be more mindful of our implicit bias. This is the third of the three foundational workshops to be eligible for ICES Bucks incentives. To register for this event, you may contact your county ICES office or fill out your county’s registration form below.
Date: Thursday, January 28th
Time: 6-8 pm
The Why & How of Visual Supports
To register for this event, you may contact your county ICES office or fill out your county’s registration form below.
Date: Monday, February 8
Time: 6-8 pm
Are you working with children who are still learning to speak, read, and comprehend language? Do you care for an English Language Learner? Do you notice children in your care struggling to transition from one activity or routine to the next? Are you encountering challenging behavior that cannot be redirected verbally? In this workshop participants will learn how visual supports in the child care environment can help all children communicate needs, interests, and emotions. Participants will also learn how to set children up to succeed in developing language, following routines, schedules, social & behavioral expectations, and navigating their environment.
Observation, Screening, Assessment, & Documentation
Every moment of child care involves supervision, making sure children are safe and healthy. But in order to effectively support each child’s individual development, the use of intentional observation strategies will help you see what their strengths and interests are, and if they’re on track developmentally. This knowledge will also benefit your relationship with parents as together you set learning goals for their child. Participants will learn about creative observation and documentation tools that will help in discerning children’s behavior. To register for this event, you may contact your county ICES office or fill out your county’s registration form below.
Date: Monday, February 22 Time: 6-8 pm
Child Care Provider Forum
The ICES child care provider forum is intended to provide a space for open discussions with ICES R&R Staff and Child Care Providers. The forum meets monthly, on Zoom. Anyone who provides care for children is welcome to participate. To find out when the next forum will be and/or register for this event, contact your county ICES office or fill out your county’s registration form below.
Next Forum Date: To be Announced
Time: 6-7 pm
Year-Round Parenting Classes
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
Stress/ Anger Management/ Emotions: In this 6 week class, parents will learn techniques for dealing with their own stress/ anger management, strategies to help their children learn to manage stress and anger, and how to raise emotionally competent children.
Beginning November 23rd
Ending December 22th
Upcoming Class Topic
Self-Esteem: Parents will learn how self-esteem impacts our lives and ways to help build their child’s self-esteem in this five week class.
Beginning January 11th
Ending February 23rd
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.