Provider Workshops

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control guidelines regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and public gatherings, Children’s Council has moved many of our workshops online.

If you have urgent questions, you may call or email the workshop organizer. Scroll down and click on the workshop in question, look for the workshop organizer’s name at the bottom of the page, then click “contact.”

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Our workshops and classes offer concrete ways to build your knowledge and skills as a child care provider. Most of our workshops and classes are open to all. Please note that some programs are open only to licensed child care providers. Financial assistance may be available for fee-based classes.

COVID-19 Guidance on Caring for Children

This virtual training is for early education programs that are open during COVID-19 and serving children of essential workers. Review the latest guidance and learn best practices to care for children safely. Educators that participate in this training will be included on Children’s Council’s referral list and website. For educators that have taken part in a training, we encourage taking a feedback survey to help us improve.

Children’s Council is now offering a full series of trainings for providers that are re-opening. For the full list of COVID-19 4-Module series, visit this page.

Family Child Care Trainings (Hosted by Children’s Council)

Early Learning SF Website Trainings

Early Learning SF is San Francisco’s early care and education eligibility list and connects Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) programs to families looking for care. The list connects families seeking quality care and education to programs, allowing programs to report and fill ELS and Title 5 vacancies.

We are here to help you learn! If you are an ELS program or Community Based organization supporting families, contact the Help Desk to schedule a training at 415.343.4669 or email us.

CA Workforce Registry Trainings

The CA Early Care & Education Registry is an online system to promote the education, trainings, and experience of early education professionals. Create a profile to track your professional development and find trainings. We are here to help you learn! Contact the Help Desk to schedule a Registry training at 415.343.4669 or email us.

Family Child Care Workshops

Click on links to register. You may also email us or call us at 415.276.2944.

  • We are currently scheduling more workshops. Please check back at a later date.

Healthy Apple Workshops

Create a healthy child care setting with these free workshops offered by the Healthy Apple Program. Any child care provider who wants to inspire children to eat healthier foods and be more active is welcome to participate. To learn more email Raegan Sales or visit

Please note: due to the Shelter in Place order, in-person Healthy Apple workshops have been cancelled. We are moving workshops to an online format. If you have already registered for a Healthy Apple workshop, we will be in contact with you. Stay tuned for more information! 

  • Getting Active on a Budget
  • Maintaining Healthy Habits
  • Next Steps for Healthy Meals
  • Jump-Start Physical Activity
  • Healthy Policy and Parent Education
  • Mealtime Matters

The Fundamentals of Running a FCC Business

Children’s Council is now hosting a series of workshops and courses designed to help new Family Child Care owners launch their business and existing FCC owners strengthen their business.



  • We are currently planning the next English series. Please check back at a later date.

If you are interested in attending a class in Spanish or in English, please contact Leah at

Health & Safety

This virtual course meets the Preventive Health and Safety (8-hour) requirement for Community Care Licensing. Course fee is $20 and registration is required. 



Pediatric CPR & First Aid

Receive your certification from the Emergency Medical Services Authority. Course fee is $100, registration is required. 

Classes are currently being broken into one virtual session and one in-person session. Please refer to event links for more information.