Tuolumne County Trainings

Information About ICES Workshops

How does ICES support child care providers?

Quality Early Childhood Education is a vital component to the growth and development of young children. Throughout the year, ICES offers a variety of trainings designed to support:

* Safe & healthy child care environments
* Parents having child care that meets their needs
* Inclusive practices for children with special needs

ICES also aims to encourage and assist child care providers to:

* Acknowledge that quality care supports children’s success
* Attend activities that increase knowledge, skill & quality of care
* Be aware of and utilize support services

ICES trainings are designed for anyone who provides care for children or is interested in child development:

* Family Child Care Providers
* Child Care Center Teachers, Aides and Program Directors
* Parents

ICES Workshops are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Children are not permitted at workshops.

Registration is recommended for all classes.

Workshops are subject to change or cancellation.

For a copy of our 2017-18 Workshops, call 533-0377.

  • Riding the Early Childhood Rollercoaster

    Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Description: A day of learning and mutual support for those who care for children in our community.

    Guest Speaker: Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.

    Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

    Time: 9am – 2pm

    Location: Black Oak Casino Conference Room, 19400 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne

    Registration: $10/person

    Dr. Mah will be sharing from his many years of experience in caring for and teaching young children, and in caring for the caregivers – with humor and meaningful insights. A light breakfast and lunch will be served, and there will be prizes!

    Registration is complete when we receive payment. Register and pay online OR call us to sign up and mail a check in.
    Contact Information:
  • Building Healthy Kids, One Sneeze at a Time - Sonora Workshop

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Description: Building Healthy Kids, One Sneeze at a Time
    Tuesday, March 13th, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Sonora ICES

    Join local Pediatrician, Dr. Tim Sullivan, in discussing current child health concerns of child care providers. Which illnesses and symptoms really do require exclusion for a period of time, and what can be addressed in partnership with parents that allow kids to stay and play? Child Care Licensing has been highlighting the importance of providers having a complete Incidental Medical Services Plan on file. How can parents and providers work with doctors to complete required forms within their Plan? What does Dr. Sullivan think you should most focus on in protecting the health and safety of children in your care? Come with your questions on these and other issues, as there will also be Q&A time.

    Health, Safety & Nutrition; Family & Community Engagement Professionalism
  • Outdoor Play - Sonora Office

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Description: Outdoor Play
    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Sonora ICES

    Have you forgotten how much fun it is to get outside with kids, to feel the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, the mud on your boots?…Wait! Keep reading! You’re going to love this funshop where we’ll get just a tiny bit dirty making dandelion bubbles, seed bomb lollipops, and leaf people while reminding ourselves how important regular fresh air and large muscle movement is to the healthy development of children.

    Learning Environments & Curriculum; Health, Safety & Nutrition
  • Connecting Parents and Teens

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Description: Connecting Parents and Teens (5 week course)

    When: Tuesdays, April 17—May 15, 5:30—7:30 p.m.

    Where: ATCAA Family Learning Center, 18080 Blue Bell East in Sonora, off Tuolumne Road

    A class for parents AND their high school teen(s); learn to navigate these critical years together.
    * Family connections & communication
    * Self-esteem
    * Healthy choices
    * Emotions & anger management

    Call to sign up, limited child care available.
  • Environmentally Healthy Child Care

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Description: Environmentally Healthy Child Care
    Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Sonora ICES

    Creating an environmentally healthy learning environment is key to the overall health of the children you care for. Join our ICES partner from Mariposa, Shana Bender, as she shares new information on best practices for addressing pest management, avoiding common toxic chemicals, and incorporating easy green cleaning alternatives. We’ll make some of these safe cleaning items that you can take home with you!

    Health, Safety & Nutrition

Information About Infant/Child CPR & Pediatric First Aid

Legislation mandates that all family child care providers and their assistants (who are at any time left alone with children), or at least one person present at all times at child care centers must have proof of certification in Infant/Child CPR and Pediatric First Aid issued either by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association or by the EMSA (Emergency Medical Services Authority) pursuant to Section 1797.191.

Call 533-0377 for an upcoming class date. A $25 registration fee is required to reserve your space.


Other CPR/First Aid training options:

Certified American Red Cross Instructor
Call for dates or more information 480-4631

501-D Gold Strike Road, San Andreas
Call for dates or for more information 754-1028

Offers Both CPR/First Aid training as well as Preventative Health Practices Course:

6004 North El Dorado Street, Stockton
Call for dates and more information 472-7233