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Important Links

These are links to local children and child development websites and other organizations.

-Local Child Care Related Resources
-Resources for Parents
-Resources for Providers
-Colleges, Universities and Training Institutions
-Children's Organizations

Local Child Care Related Resources

  • The Calaveras County Office of Education Extended Day Program is a child care program located at elementary schools on the Hwy 4 Corridor. Funding comes from parent fees and a subsidy program for low and middle income families. After school activities include homework help and enrichment projects. The summer program is all day recreation based, providing weekly field trips, swimming opportunities and craft, nature and reading projects.

    Building Bridges State funded Preschool is offered in Copperopolis!

  • Program Facilitates partnerships and fund strategies that strengthen families and support them in raising healthy children ages 0-5 years old.

  • The Resource Connection gives referrals to local licensed child care homes, preschools and centers. Assists in the licensing process, and provides child care resources for parents and providers.

    Also referrals to many community services such as children’s services, education, health, housing, legal assistance, and nutrition.

  • Head Start/Early Head Start provides comprehensive early education programs for children from birth to age 5 in Calaveras County. The program focuses on the ‘whole child’ and engages children and their families striving to create partnerships with parents to provide services that best meet their needs

  • Calaveras Unified School District offers private pay and State Preschool spaces at Growing Together Preschool sites. Kid's Place is an school age program that offers private pay and ASES spaces at various elementary school locations.

Resources for Parents

Resources for Providers

Colleges, Universities and Training Institutions

  • (209) 223-6393

    Amador Community College Foundation (ACCF)
    In association with Three California Community Colleges, (Coastline, Alan Hancock, Foothill) Is offering an

    Online Distance Education Program:

    • Complete an AA/AS degree and Certificate Programs
    • Complete a transfer program to CSU/UC
    • One-on-One Assistance, Tutoring, Computers, and Internet Access
    • New programs being offered for Fall 2014 (Fire Technology, Music Technology, Graphic and Interactive Design, and more)
    • .

  • (916) 484-8011

    Certificate with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
    Associate Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education

  • (916) 278-6011

    Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
    Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

  • (209) 667-3122
    Stockton Center - (209) 954-5777

    Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

  • (209) 572-6080

    The Child Development Training Consortium provides financial support for college students pursuing course work in child development at two and four year colleges and for professional development opportunities for individuals already in the field.

  • (209) 588-5100

    Certificate with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
    Associate Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
    Provides some ECE classes in Angels Camp

  • (916) 688-7226

    Certificate with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
    Associate Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
    Provides some ECE classes in Jackson.

  • (209) 954-5516

    Certificate in Family Child Care (in Development)
    Certificate in Early Childhood Education
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
    Mentor Teacher Program
    Mentor Director Program
    Some courses provided on-line
    Provides some ECE classes in San Andreas.

Children's Organizations

  • The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living.

  • The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children.