Resources


These are links to local children and child development websites and other organizations.

Local Child Care Related Resources


  • Calaveras County Office of Education Child Development Programs
    The Calaveras County Office of Education Extended Day Program is a child care program located at elementary schools on the Hwy 4 Corridor. Funding comes from parent fees and a subsidy program for low and middle income families. After school activities include homework help and enrichment projects. The summer program is all day recreation based, providing weekly field trips, swimming opportunities and craft, nature and reading projects.
    Building Bridges State funded Preschool is offered in Copperopolis!

  • First 5 Calaveras
    Program Facilitates partnerships and fund strategies that strengthen families and support them in raising healthy children ages 0-5 years old.

  • The Resource Connection - Child Care Resource & Referral
    The Resource Connection gives referrals to local licensed child care homes, preschools and centers. Assists in the licensing process, and provides child care resources for parents and providers.
    Also referrals to many community services such as children’s services, education, health, housing, legal assistance, and nutrition.

  • The Resource Connection - Early Head Start and Head Start Preschool
    Head Start/Early Head Start provides comprehensive early education programs for children from birth to age 5 in Calaveras County. The program focuses on the ‘whole child’ and engages children and their families striving to create partnerships with parents to provide services that best meet their needs

  • Calaveras Unified School District Growing Together Preschool and Kid's Place
    Calaveras Unified School District offers private pay and State Preschool spaces at Growing Together Preschool sites. Kid's Place is an school age program that offers private pay and ASES spaces at various elementary school locations.

Colleges, Universities and Training Institutions


  • Amador College Connect
    (209) 217-8239
    Amador College Connect is a local resource center that assists people who want to take college classes through distance education.
    Mentoring
    Tutoring
    Computer Lab
    Scholarship Information
    Student Resources

  • AmericanRiver College - Sacramento
    (916) 484-8011
    Certificate with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education\
    Associate Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education

  • California State University, Sacramento
    (916) 278-6011
    Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
    Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

  • California State University, Stanislaus
    (209) 667-3122
    Stockton Center - (209) 954-5777
    Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

  • Child Development Training Consortium
    (209) 572-6080
    The Child Development Training Consortium provides financial support for college students pursuing course work in child development at two and four year colleges and for professional development opportunities for individuals already in the field.

  • Columbia College - Sonora
    (209) 588-5100
    Certificate with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
    Associate Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
    Provides some ECE classes in Angels Camp

  • Consumnes River College - Sacramento
    (916) 688-7226
    Certificate with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
    Associate Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
    Provides some ECE classes in Jackson.

  • Modesto Junior College - Modesto
    (209) 575 -6498

  • San Joaquin Delta College - Stockton
    (209) 954-5516
    Certificate in Family Child Care (in Development)
    Certificate in Early Childhood Education
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
    Mentor Teacher Program
    Mentor Director Program
    Some courses provided on-line
    Provides some ECE classes in San Andreas.

Children's Organizations


  • Alliance for Childhood
    The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living.

  • Children's Defense Fund
    The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children.