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.

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)

Center Trainings (Hosted by Wu Yee)

  • Trainings are currently being scheduled

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.


  • Fri, Jun 5 – Health Starts from the Mouth (中文)

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! 

  • Sat, Jun 20: Getting Active on a Budget
  • Tue, Jun 30: Maintaining Healthy Habits
  • Thu, Jul 16: Next Steps for Healthy Meals
  • Wed, Jul 22: Jump-Start Physical Activity
  • Thu, Aug 6: Healthy Policy and Parent Education

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.


  • Diseñe su Programa Único
  • Actividades y Diseño Curricular
  • Cree su Mejor Ambiente
  • Comercialice su Negocio
  • Contratos y Políticas
  • Comunicación con Familias
  • Finanzas Empresariales
  • Prepárese para los Impuestos Empresariales


  • Design Your Unique Program
  • Activities and Curriculum Design
  • Create Your Best Environment
  • Market Your Business
  • Contracts and Policies
  • Communication with Families
  • Business Finances
  • Prepare for Business Taxes

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

Pediatric CPR & First Aid

Please note: Due to COVID-19, Pediatric CPR & First Aid is postponed until further notice. To be notified when classes resume, please send a request to our team via email.

Receive your certification from the Emergency Medical Services Authority. Course fee is $120, registration is required. 


  • Trainings are currently being scheduled


  • Trainings are currently being scheduled