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 Family Child Care at Its Best

Family Child Care at Its Best

 Welcome

Placer County Office of Education, Early Childhood Education recognizes that licensed family childcare providers are a major source of support for working families.  The Family Child Care at Its Best program delivers high-quality learning opportunities to family child care providers.

Offered statewide, these workshops help caregivers improve their knowledge, skills, and quality of care working with mixed age range children. We currently offer 21 different training workshops focused on serving families and children ages 0-13 years. The program is funded by the California Department of Education, which enables us to offer these workshops at no cost to providers.  All workshops are five hours in duration, unless otherwise notated, and can be counted towards providers’ professional development.

Workshops are available in English, Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin, Russian, Arabic and Farsi. To enroll in these workshops, visit the Workforce Registry, contact your local Resource and Referral agency or contact our office: FCCB@placercoe.k12.ca.us.

 Information

 Focus Areas

  • ​ Health and Fitness
  •  Infant-Toddler
  •  Integrated Learning
  •  Language and Literacy
  •  Parent Engagement
  •  Science and Mathematics
  •  Social Competence
  •  Teaching Pyramid

See upcoming Family Child Care at Its Best workshop offerings posted on our webpage and on the California ECE Workforce Registry.  To find out more and verify either virtual or in-person learning approach for professional development, contact: FCCB@placercoe.k12.ca.us​

 Program Goals

The Family Child Care at Its Best program delivers high quality learning opportunities to family child care providers throughout California. This includes licensed exempt, family, friend and neighbor, or anyone caring for children in mixed age groups.

  • Enhance the quality and safety of child care home settings
  • Increase retention of existing family child care homes
  • Provide state and local agencies with data about training, and technical assistance to meet the needs of family child care providers
  • Expand links between family child care providers, resource and referral agencies, county welfare departments, county offices of education, and child care associations
The Family Child Care at Its Best (FCCB) Program is funded by the California Department of Education, which enables Placer County Office of Education, Early Childhood Education (PCOE ECE)  to offer FCCB  workshops statewide at no charge to participants.

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California Department of Education
Early Learning and Care Division​

 FAQ's

HOW CAN I REQUEST TO HOST A FAMILY CHILD CARE AT ITS BEST WORKSHOP?

Email FCCB@placercoe.org or click the Agency T​raining Workshop Request lin​k to request to host this learning opportunity for child care providers.

IS THERE A FEE FOR FAMILY CHILD CARE AT OTS BEST WORKSHOPS?

Workshops are free learning opportunities for providers and no cost to agency hosts.

WHO CAN ATTEND A FAMILY CHILD CARE AT ITS BEST WORKSHOP?

Child care providers in home-based settings or those providers working with mixed aged children may attend.


 Program Spotlight

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Continual Support

The statewide Family Child Care at Its Best program continues to support home based child care providers through distance learning while preparing for in person professional development when it is safe to do so. With half of our participants enrolling in non-English workshops, our focus for accessible learning opportunities is vitally important.




“The best education is not given to students; it is drawn out of them." 

― Gerald Belcher​​