Professional development is important in every career. For childcare providers, professional development not only offers the opportunity to expand knowledge but also allows networking with others in the field. The SCC R&R Program offers a variety of training opportunities to support your professional development. Visit our Training Calendar for a list of upcoming training opportunities offered through the SCC R&R Program. Be sure to check back often as it is updated frequently.
You can find a description of the types of training offered by the SCC R&R Program below. To find out more about the trainings listed below, contact the SCC R&R Program at 669-212-KIDS (5437) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to join the SCC R&R Program email list, please use the Contact Us form to submit your request and our R&R Specialists will be glad to add your email to our list.
Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)
The demand for childcare in the state of California exceeds the supply, creating a need for new, quality childcare providers. The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a state-funded grant that was established to recruit, train, and retain licensed family childcare providers in the community. If you enjoy caring for young children and want to work from home, family childcare could be a great career choice.
The CCIP program is FREE and provides training and support to individuals interested in starting a family childcare home business. This includes providing technical support like reviewing the licensing application, pre-licensing visits, business development workshops and training. Training topics include:
- Overview of the childcare licensing application process
- How to operate a strong family childcare business
- Child health, safety and learning environments
- Family and community resources
California Preventative Health & Safety Practices (CPHSP)
The SCC R&R Program is funded to provide FREE California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)-approved training to childcare providers in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties. Currently, the SCC R&R Program is providing EMSA-approved eight-hour Preventative Health and Safety training (with nutrition and lead poisoning prevention) required for childcare licensing.
California Health and Safety Training Reimbursement Program
Through the Health and Safety Training Reimbursement Program, the SCC R&R Program may issue a partial reimbursement to assist licensed center-based staff, licensed family childcare providers, license-exempt childcare providers and in-home providers in completing prescribed training on preventive health practices. Eligible training that may be reimbursed must be approved Pediatric CPR/First Aid and Preventive Health and Safety training.
Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
The SCC R&R Program offers Trauma Informed Care (TIC) training for providers in various childcare settings who serve children in the Foster Care Bridge Program. This 14-hour training series includes four 3.5-hour modules that begin with brain development and end with building resilience. Through this training series, childcare providers will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how trauma impacts brain development and learn trauma informed strategies that effectively help support children who have experienced trauma. We highly recommend you register for all four modules in this training series. Below is a brief overview of what each module covers:
- Module 1: How Trauma Impacts Brain Development
- This module defines Trauma Informed Care and provides an overview of the impacts of trauma on children’s brain development in the early years, how trauma impacts the sensory system, and how the stress response system activates when experiencing a trauma trigger.
- Module 2: Identifying & Responding to Childhood Trauma
- This module explores how trauma can manifest in the classroom setting, strategies to help childcare providers respond using a “trauma informed care lens,” and how to apply this lens in the context of challenging behaviors.
- Module 3: Enhancing Caregiver Resilience – Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
- This module focuses on burnout vs. compassion fatigue, as well as the impacts of stress on provider’s physical, emotional, and relational health. Additionally, this module will introduce strategies to enhance caregiver and provider resilience to help prevent burnout and compassion fatigue.
- Module 4: Self-Care for Providers
- This module highlights the importance of being mindful of secondary trauma within the context of supporting children and families with trauma histories, as well as the importance of self-care to buffer the secondary trauma that can develop from this work in the classroom.