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.
BizNest at Children’s Council offers workshops and classes that provide 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.
The Fundamentals of Running a FCC Business
Children’s Council is 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.
If you are interested in attending a class in Spanish, Cantonese or English and do not see a class scheduled, please fill out this form and we will reach out when registration begins.
Family Child Care Workshops
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.
Mocha is a new enrollment and payment system for Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) providers with Preschool for All and Gap on Title5 funding. Programs and staff who are currently using Cocoa are invited to register.
CACFP/Food Program: New Provider Orientations
Licensed child care providers who are interested in receiving monthly partial reimbursements for serving healthy meals by joining the CACFP/Food Program may email our health and nutrition team to learn more and schedule a New Food Program Provider Orientation via Zoom.
You may also contact us at 415.276.2900.
Healthy Apple Workshops
Health & Safety
This 2 day (8-hour) virtual course meets the Preventive Health and Safety requirement for Community Care Licensing. Course fee is $80 and registration is required.
Pediatric CPR & First Aid
At the completion of this two-day course, you will receive your certification from the Health & Safety Institute (HSI), which is an approved affiliate training program by the California EMS Authority (EMSA)*.
This is a two-day class that is currently being held as one virtual session and one in-person session — attendance to both days is required. Please refer to event links for more information.
*CPR 4U2 Training Services is approved by the Health & Safety Institute (HSI) to teach the MEDIC First Aid PediatricPlus training program. HSI’s MEDIC First Aid PediatricPlus training program is approved statewide by the California EMS Authority (EMSA) and fulfills California training requirements for childcare providers (22 CA ADC § 100000.17).