Services to Students & Parents

Early Childhood Education

Programs and Services

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Department is home to multiple programs providing quality early care and education services to young children, their families, child care providers and the Placer County Community. Programs and services within the ECES Department include:

  • Child Care Subsidy Programs (Alternative Payment / CalWORKS provides financial assistance in paying for child care to 1,500 children)
  • Resource and Referral (child care referrals for  1,200 parents annually and training/information for 800 child care providers)
  • AB212 (stipends for child care providers who attend college and  ECE training)
  • Placer County Local Child Care and Development Planning Council (plans for child care services and addresses child care needs of families)
  • Family Child Care Home Education Network (care for 150 children in private family child care homes)
  • First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission (administrative support)
  • State Preschool (part day school readiness program for 400 income eligible children)
  • Pre-Kindergarten and Family Literacy Programs in Kings Beach (support for preschool English Learners)
  • Licensing Orientation/Recruitment & Training (increasing child care supply/quality) 
  • Head Start (in collaboration with KidzKount) 
  • Early Learning Lab Schools ( training ECE teachers in collaboration with Sierra College) 
  • Toy and Resource Lending Library (educational materials, books and resources for the community) 
  • Business Start-up Workshops (assistance for newly licensed child care providers) 
  • Family Child Care Mentor Project (mentoring and accreditation assistance) 
  • Annual Children’s Health and Safety Faire 
  • Bi-Lingual Resource Specialists 
  • Placer Healthy Kids (low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance) 
  • Child Development Permit Orientation (Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements) 
  • Newsletter (child development information and resources for parents & child care providers) 

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