Tuolumne County Trainings

Information About ICES Child Care Provider 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.

Provider workshops for 2018-19 are now over. Please check back around the middle of August for a 2019-20 Brochure.

  • When Will I Get Paid? Tuolumne Provider Workshop

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Description: If you care for children whose child care fees are being paid by ICES, it may seem challenging to remember all the guidelines and policies. ICES’ Alternative Payment staff will share key practices to assure accurate subsidy attendance logs and maximum allowable reimbursements. Q &A to follow. 

    Held at ICES Office in Sonora
    Advance sign up required. Call 209-533-0377
  • Oh, Baby! - Tuolumne Provider Workshop

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Description: They’re cute. They’re cuddly. They cry and make messes. But are young infants and toddlers really learning anything? Yes, they are learning every single moment! When significant adults in a young child’s life are thoughtfully intentional in each interaction, then every diaper change, every tummy time, every silly song is an opportunity to create and build warm relationships that support learning and development. Join Columbia College Infant/Toddler teachers, Krissy Dubois and Lily McMurray, in discovering how to incorporate these best practices with passion and joy.

    Held at ICES Office in Sonora
    Advance sign up required. Call 209-533-0377
  • Taxes & Recordkeeping for Family Child Care Providers - Tuolumne Provider Workshop

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Description: Good recordkeeping in child care is a key business practice. Keep your sanity and increase your tax deductions with a good recordkeeping system that will help you support items reported on your tax return. Local accountant Dave Butler will outline strategies to track income and business expenses and share methods that will make it easy for you to prepare your tax returns. Dave is familiar with the child care industry and can help you make recordkeeping an easy, efficient process that is ongoing throughout the entire year.

    Held at ICES Office in Sonora
    Advance sign-up required. Call 209-533-0377

  • Developing a Parent Partner Program - Tuolumne Provider Workshop

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Description: We all know that negative childhood experiences and long-term childhood trauma can lead to serious health risks and adult dysfunction. Positive influences and strength-based support for children and adults can lessen or eliminate those negative outcomes. This workshop will help you recognize strategies you are already most likely doing, and how they can be done with greater intention, so that they become your “everyday actions” to help children and families be strong.

    Held at ICES Office in Sonora.
    Advance sign-up required. Call 209-533-0377

  • Fire Safety in the Preschool Environment - Tuolumne Provider Workshop

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Description: Join Emily Kilgore, Fire Prevention Specialist with Cal Fire, as she shares her extensive experience interacting with young children. How do you teach children simple safety practices that they will take seriously, without frightening them? She has tips for making it fun to engage children in developing strong individual and group habits to promote fire safety. Providers and teachers will receive helpful ideas and resources to incorporate naturally into the daily safety of children in care.

    Held at ICES Office in Sonora.
    Advance sign-up required. Call 209-533-0377
  • ECE Conference - Tuolumne Provider Event

    Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Description: Universal Design for Learning: Creating Accessible, Meaningful, and Engaging Experiences for ALL Children

    Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a way of thinking about teaching and learning that values the abilities and relationships all children and families bring to our programs. Our panel of presenters will leave you with the knowledge needed to: create and individualize high expectations for every child; develop a program philosophy that shapes practices aimed at ensuring that all children and their families are included; learn systems of services and supports that respond to the needs and characteristics of children with disabilities or those at risk for disabilities.

    This event will take place at Black Oak Casino. Pre-registration required. More information will be forthcoming closer to the date. Watch our News and Events Section for more information. Call ICES for more information: 209-533-0377

  • Sensory Tools & Activities for the Trauma-Informed Classroom - Tuolumne Provider Workshop

    Monday, May 11, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Description: This workshop will feature two presenters:  Natalie Grey, who will lead the portion on trauma, triggers, and how these affect the body, and Shana Bender from our Mariposa office will present on the sensory system (including all 8 senses) and how the senses can come into play with trauma and triggers. We will also explore sensory items and activities that can help child care providers support children who have survived trauma or who have problems with self-regulation.

    Held at ICES Office in Sonora.
    Advance sign-up required. Call 209-533-0377

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.

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Other CPR/First Aid training options:

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

CHERRY TREE GROUP
2039 E. Harding Way, Suite C, Stockton
Call for dates or for more information 888-841-6989

THE RESOURCE CONNECTION
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:

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