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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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What New Parents Really Need is a conference of the Blue Shift Project of Yuba-Sutter, a Maternal Mental Health Collaborative 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

9 am-3 pm, Doors open at 8:30 am

Yuba County Governement Center

915 8th Street, Marysville CA 95901

3.5 hours of Continuing Education being offered! 

This event includes:

  • Keynote Speaker

  • Panel Discussions

  • Collaborative Workshop Session

Space is limited! Register today!

For more information call 530-749-4877

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. 

Upcoming Sessions:

Curriculum Training: June 1st, 9am-12pm

Facilitator Training (Train the Trainer): June 1st, 12:30-2:30 pm 

For more information on Growing up WILD trainings, or to register, contact Rita Baker at (530)749-4949, Estefania Lopez at (530) 749-4877. 


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Professional Learning Communities: First 5 Yuba offers free, monthly professional development opportunities on a range of topics. PLCs are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 9-10:30 am, in the Yuba County One Stop Building. 

Upcoming Topics Include: 

  • June 10th: The Grief Process of Children and Teens and the Integration of Healthing through the Lens of Art, with Dr. Ada Terry

  • July 8th: Laughter Yoga with Courtney Payne, of Heart Happy Laugh Yoga

  • August 12th: Domestic Violence Awareness and Education, with Casa de Esperanza 

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! 

For more information on Professional Learning Communities, or to RSVP, contact us today! 

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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