ICES offers incentives to child care providers who actively participate in professional growth opportunities in the early care and educational field. There are two avenues for earning: Quality Counts & ICES Bucks.
Earn While You Learn
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 Click Here for the 2022-2023 guidelines and applications.
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.
If you are not sure which role suits you contact Suzan or Tiffany at 209-533-0377 to learn more.
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The early childhood workforce in Tuolumne County has another wonderful local resource in the SEED Program, Supporting Early Education and Development. Check it out!
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!
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 Providers. These instructions will help you with logging 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 at (209) 533-0377.
Important Notices & Updates
CCLD 2022 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 Anita Vicini, Red Cross Instructor, (209) 536-4098 for class availability and cost
- Contact Suzan Greenwood, American Heart Association Instructor, (209) 425-0725 for class availability and cost