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We strive to support the early childhood workforce through a variety of professional development opportunities, including training, coaching, materials, and incentives, as well as supporting the expansion of the supply of quality, early learning centers. 
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Harmony with the Whole Child is a conference for early childhood educators hosted by the Child Care Planning Council of Yuba-Sutter.

Saturday, March 9th, 8 am-2:30 pm

Yuba College, 2088 North Beale Rd, Marysville 

This event includes:

  • Keynote Speaker

  • Workshop Sessions

  • Giveaways

  • Meals 

Registration is done through Eventbrite. 

For more information  on the Spring ECE Confernce, call (530) 749-4040

Professional Learning Communities: First 5 Yuba offers free, monthly professional development opportunities on a range of topics. 


These trainings are for:

  • Home Visitors

  • Childcare Providers

  • Medical Providers 

  • Probation and Correctional Staff

  • Early Educators and anyone working with children 0-5 or their families! 

Training topics have included:

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness 

  • Maternal Mental Health Support Groups

  • Human Trafficking 

  • Blue Zones Purpose Workshops

  • Understanding & Mitigating Provider Trauma

  • Second and Thirdhand Smoke Education

  • and more!

For more information on Professional Learning Communities contact Sarah Kotko at (530) 749-4948. 

Growing Up Wild is an evidenced based outdoor education curriculum for children ages 3-7 that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Aimed at fostering a love for the outdoors, this program provides a solid foundation for positive environmental attitudes, creating advocates for our natural resources.


Through a grant with Yuba Water Agency, we are offering free trainings for local early education staff and caregivers to be trained in Growing Up WILD. 

These trainings include:

  • A copy of the curriculum

  • A tool kit with developmentally appropriate activities and materials to implement in their early care settings

Register today! For more information on Growing up WILD trainings, contact Rita Baker at (530)749-4949, Estefania Lopez at (530) 749-4877. 


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Technical Support and Training by Request

Help Me Grow:  As a provider (childcare, medical, home visitor, etc.) you are often a family's first resource in supporting the developmentally appropriate learning and growth of their child. Help Me Grow Yuba County can assist you, by answering questions and supporting you in accessing valuable community resources that help children's growth and development. 

Help Me Grow offers the following:

  • Free training on the Ages and Stages Questionnaire from a certified ASQ trainer. 

  • Access to the ASQ online platform for easy, paperless, personalized implementation 

  • A FREE materials kit to support the implementation of ASQ screenings into your program. 

  • Ongoing technical assistance and support with referrals & care coordination. 


Healthy & Resilient Families: As a provider (childcare, medical, home visitor, etc.), you have a unique opportunity to improve health outcomes for children and families in our rural county by reducing exposure to 2nd and 3rd hand smoke. First 5 Yuba County has practical tools and systems in place to support family-serving agencies in accurately implementing or refining a best-practice, high-quality approach to tobacco screening, referral, education and cessation supports for staff and families. 


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The Keys to Quality Stipend Program is offered through the Child Care Planning Council and is funded in part by First 5 Yuba County. The program is dedicated to increasing the quality of early learning programs for children ages 0 to 5 and their families by supporting the education and professional development of an effective, well-compensated, and diverse early learning workforce.


The program offers stipends to childcare providers and early learning teaching staff in licensed and license-exempt settings, Family Childcare Providers, as well as Family, Friend, and Neighbor providers. 


For more information, contact the Child Care Planning Council of Yuba-Sutter at (530) 749-4040, or visit their website. 

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For additional events, programs and resources visit our Virtual Bulletin Board

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