Educating Children

Child & Family Services receives funding for the following programs that serve children, their parents/guardians, and the professionals who work with them. 

Alternative Payment Program                                                                      Infant, Toddler, Preschool Children

Helps families arrange child care services and makes payment for those services directly to the child care provider selected by the family. The program is intended to increase parental choice and accommodate the individual needs of the family. Child care arrangements can be made as in-home care, family child care, and center-based care. 

Area Served: Stanislaus County       

 

California State Preschool – Part Day and Full Day                                                             Preschool Children

Part-day and full-day preschool that provides a core class curriculum that is developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for the children served. The program also provides meals and snacks to children, parent education, referrals to health and social services for families, and staff development opportunities to employees.  

Area Served: Stanislaus County       

 

California State Preschool Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)    State Preschool Programs and Teachers

Assesses program quality of California State Preschool programs and supports continuous quality improvement for participating programs and their staff. 

Area Served: Stanislaus County

                       

California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend                      Transitional Kindergarten and Preschool Teachers

Provides professional development cash stipends for teachers to obtain 24 college units in early childhood education, child development, or both. 

Area Served: Stanislaus County

                                               

Child and Adult Care Food Program                                                             Infant, Toddler, Preschool Children

Financial aid for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.  The object of the program is to support improved diets of children under 13 years of age by providing the children with nutritious, well-balanced meals and to help children develop good eating habits that will last through later years. 

Area Served: Stanislaus County

 

Child Care Development Block Grant, Health and Safety and Infant Toddler Resource            Infant, Toddler, Preschool Staff

Provides funds to support required health and safety and infant/toddler training for staff.  

Area Served: Stanislaus County

 

Child Care Initiative Project                                                                                      Family Child Care Providers

Recruits, trains, and retains licensed family child care providers.  Improves the training capacity of the Child Care Resource & Referral program and enhances professional development activities. 

Area Served: Stanislaus County

 

Stanislaus County Child Care Resource & Referral Program                       Parents, All Early Education Staff

Help parents find child care that best meets their family needs; documents parents' requests for child care services; maintains comprehensive databases of child care providers in their communities, including licensed family child care homes and child care centers; track providers' licensing status, the languages they speak, the age groups they serve, the schedules they offer, and the number of spaces available in centers or family child care homes; works with providers to improve the quality of child care and to maintain and expand the supply of child care in each county; provides training and other services that help providers stay in business; compiles and disseminates information on the statewide supply and demand for child care; and educates local communities and leaders to understand child care issues and to plan effectively to address child care needs.  Area Served: Stanislaus County

                                                                       

Child Care Salary and Retention Incentive                                                                           Early Education Staff

Assists with improving the retention of qualified early education staff who work directly with children in state funded early education services. 

Area Served: Stanislaus County

 

Stanislaus County Child Care and Development Local Planning Council                           Early Education Staff

Supports the overall coordination of child care services. Conduct assessments of county child care needs and to prepares plans to address identified needs. These assessments must contain information on the supply and demand for child care, including the need for both privately paid and publically funded care.

Area Served: Stanislaus County

 

Early Head Start                                                         Pregnant Women, Infant, Toddler Children and Families

Provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.  Offered in child care centers and as a home based program.

Area Served: Stanislaus County

 

Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership                                       Infant, Toddler Children and Families

Provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.  Offered in through child care partners in family child care homes.

Area Served: San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties

 

Educator Effectiveness                                                                                                          Early Education Staff

Provides professional development and promotes educator quality and effectiveness.

Area Served: Stanislaus County

 

Harvest of the Month                                                                                    Head Start and Early Head Start Programs   

Partners with local farmer to provide fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables for children.  Provides teacher and family training on incorporating daily physical activity into schedules and healthy cooking.

Area Served: Stanislaus County

                                                                       

Head Start                                                                                                      Preschool Children and Families

Provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to preschool children and their families.  Offered in child care centers. 

Area Served: Stanislaus County

 

Infant/Toddler Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)                                               Infant and Toddler Programs and Staff

Assesses program quality of programs serving infants and toddlers and supports continuous quality improvement for participating programs and their staff. 

Area Served: Stanislaus County

           

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start                                         Infant, Toddler, Preschool Children and Families

Provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to infants, toddlers, preschool children and their families.  Children must have parents/guardians whose annual income comes primarily from migrant (moved in the last two years) or seasonal agricultural work.   Offered in child care centers and in family child care homes.

Area Served: Contra Costa, Madera, Merced, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties.

 

Migrant Child Care – Part Year and Full Year                      Infant, Toddler, Preschool Children and Families

Provides child development services to infants, toddlers, and preschool children and their families.  Children must have parents/guardians who earn at least 50% of their total gross income from employment in fishing, agriculture or agriculturally related work during the twelve month period.  Offered in child care centers. 

Area Served: Madera, Merced, and Stanislaus Counties

 

Migrant Early Head Start                                           Pregnant Women, Infant, Toddler Children and Families

Provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.  Pregnant women and children must have parents/guardians whose annual income comes primarily from migrant (moved in the last two years) or seasonal agricultural work.   Offered in child care centers and in family child care homes.

Area Served: Merced and Stanislaus County