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2023-24 Professional Development Workshops and Trainings Booklet

The 2023-2024 Child Care Resource & Referral Professional Development Workshops and Trainings booklet is now available Click here to download the PDF

The Booklet Includes:

  • Information on workshops and trainings from July 2022 to June 2023 that we offer in Amador and Calaveras County
  • How to register for the California ECE Workforce Registry
  • How to register for workshops via the California ECE Workforce Registry

For timely workshop updates and additions will be published in our newsletter or our Facebook page.

Ages & Stages Questionaire (ASQ) Training

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is a family friendly tool, that is parent completed and looks at the child's overall development. The questionnaire is a great tool to build relationships with parents, learn more about children in your care, and guide activities to support the child's development.

Trainings will qualify and meet requirements for CCIP hours, QRIS matrix and incentive guidelines. Materials will be provided to start utilizing the ASQ tool in your Family Child Care Home.

To learn more about the ASQ, you can request an in-home training or volunteer to host a training in your home and invite other providers in your area. In-home trainings can be scheduled with hours convenient to the provider.

call to learn more or schedule an in-home training Contact: Sheri Noble 209-754-1075 or 877-944-9911.

Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)

A QRIS is a systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education programs. Similar to rating systems for restaurants and hotels. California in the coming years will be utilizing QRIS ranking in relation to subsidy reimbursement. The specifics are still in development, you can learn about what will be involved here:

Eco Healthy Child Care Program

Eco-Healthy Child Care(tm) (EHCC) is a national program that partners with child care professionals to eliminate or reduce environmental health hazards found within or around child care facilities.

Learn more about Eco-Healthy Child Care Endorsements


Rewarding Careers in Early Childhood Education

Register for Workshops Through the
California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry

CA ECE Workforce Registry Logo THE CALIFORNIA ECE WORKFORCE REGISTRY (CA ECE Workforce Registry) is a state, regional and local collaboration designed to track and promote the education, training and experience of the early care and education workforce for the purpose of improving professionalism and workforce quality to positively impact children.

Besides providing one convenient place to register for trainings, the Registry also offers: build a professional profile that can be securely accessed and updated anytime; electronically store education, training, employment, and professional growth accomplishments, including transcripts, and other pertinent documents; search for jobs; search and sign up for other trainings; create a resume and share professional qualifications; be recognized as an early care education professional...

Click here to learn how to sign-up and register for an ECE Workforce ID, how to register for our workshops, and access other benefits of the Registry.

Child Care Quality Incentive Programs

The following programs provide support and incentives for providers who attend trainings and other program activities. Workshops indicated with the following logos provide incentives for participants registered through those programs. For more information go to that programs' website for further details:

Amador Qulaity for Kids Logo AMADOR QUALITY FOR KIDS through First 5 Amador - providing support and incentives to assist early care providers in Amador in reaching higher levels of quality. -

Calaveras Strong Start Logo STRONG START CALAVERAS through First 5 Calaveras - A quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning programs in Calaveras. This grant funded program offers incentives for Calaveras child care sites/homes and teachers for quality improvement and continuing education. -

Child Care Initiative Project Logo CHILD CARE INITIATIVE PROJECT (CCIP) provided in Calaveras and Amador through the Resource Connection is a statewide initiative by the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network to build the supply and improve the quality of licensed family child care homes.

Early Care and Education Get Togethers - Share, Listen, Support, Nurture


  • A New Director? Site Supervisor? Family Child Care Home Provider? Aspiring administrator? Experienced Director with new challenges?
  • Feeling overwhelmed? Isolated? Want to start off the school year on a positive note?


  • Come share your challenges and opportunities. Problem solve with others.

Receive support, resources, and build on your strengths:

  • Professional growth hours and Impact incentives available
  • Snacks provided

Get-togethers run September - June; see our training and events calendar for upcoming get-togethers


CPR/First Aid

All child care providers, licensed or exempt from licensing, will benefit from attending a Child Care Health and Safety Course. However, there are child care providers in California who must take the course and re-certify regularly in order to meet State Licensing requirements. Child Care Provider training consists of 16 hours of training for first-time licensees.


Licensed center-based staff and family child care providers, along with license exempt
providers! If you complete an EMSA approved CPR/First Aid or Health & Safety training between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 you can apply for a reimbursement! Limited Funding available