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Child Care Initiative Project

CCIP is designed to increase the capacity and improve the quality of licensed family child care and FFN* (friends, family, or neighbor care).

Who Can be a Part of CCIP?

Anyone who has a Family Child Care (FCC) license, works in a licensed FCC, and/or is planning to get an FCC license or wants to expand and (friends, family, or neighbor care).

What is CCIP Training Based on?

California Early Childhood Education (ECE) Competencies:

  • Child Development
  • Culture, Diversity and Equity
  • Relationships, Interactions and Guidance
  • Family and Community Education
  • Dual-Language Development
  • Observation, Screening, Assessment, and Documentation
  • Special Needs and Inclusion
  • Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • Professionalism
  • Administration and Supervision

* FFN (friends, family, or neighbor care) also known as license exempt care, means that the provider is not required to be licensed by the State of California.  Friend, Family and Neighbor care is provided in the child's or caregiver's home by a person who is a relative, friend, neighbor, babysitter or nanny.


    As a CCIP Participant You Will Receive Technical Assistance With:

    • Licensing and the business of family child care
    • Early Care and Education Workforce Registry
    • CCIP Requirements
    • Child Development
    • Professional Development

    Professional Growth:

    • Trainings in the 12 CA ECE Competencies

    Financial Support:

    • Licensing Costs
    • Start-up Expenses
    • Incentives According to Training Hours

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    To Become a CCIP Participant

    1. Create a free California Early Care Workforce Registry Account.  Joining the registry means that you can:
      track trainings that you complete whether it is provided by CCIP or another quality contractor.
      Access a statewide training calendar
    2. Complete the Self-Reflection Survey

    3. Complete R&R CCIP Agreement

    4. Complete 25 hours of training in the CA ECE Competencies


    Make a Difference in a child's life...
    One day at a time.

    The Resource Connection Child Care Resource & Referral is Here To Help!!

    We will provide assistance to any child care provider residing in Amador & Calaveras County wishing to become a licensed family child care provider, providers wanting to improve or expand their license or focus on infant/toddler and FFN care providers.

    Funding is available on a first-come-first-serve basis to assist with the cost of purchasing items required by licensing to make your home safe and healthy.

    Ready to learn more? Call is at 209-754-1075 or 877-944-9911 (toll free) or email Karen Fraizer at