Supporting families of young children is hard work. We offer access to up-to-date information and research, opportunities to develop new skills and competences and places to network and support each other.
First 5 Alameda County offers a variety of community based training, peer networking and support opportunities. Providers from all disciplines (ECE, Mental Health, Early Intervention, Health, Parent Support etc.) who serve children ages 0-5 and their families in Alameda County are welcome to attend training and networking opportunities. Continuing Education Units are provided free of charge to registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers and marriage and family therapists at all qualified trainings. Please visit our training calendar to learn more about specific current topics and to register to attend.
Coaching and Consultation
Specialists in early care and education, mental health, and child development work collaboratively with community partners (child care programs, home visiting programs, pediatric practices etc.) to enhance and improve the quality of care provided to children 0-5 and their families. Through First 5 Alameda County's Quality Counts program, coaches and consultants support participating licensed child care programs to improve the quality of care.
Many community partners collaborate with us to support professionals working with children 0-5. Partners may provide formal educational and credentialing opportunities, as well as additional training and consultation based in the community to enhance our other professional development strategies.