Foster/Kinship Care Education is a statewide program funded by the California Community College Chancellor's Office. This program provides a variety of training programs for foster parents through California Community Colleges. Foster parents are required by the state to have pre-service training before children are placed in their homes and renewal training each year thereafter. In order to help foster parents through this process, we offer more than 400 hours of training each year in both English and Spanish. Included in this training are specialized F-Rate (medically fragile foster children) pre-service, D-Rate (behaviorally difficult foster children) pre-service, and regular classes for kinship care providers (those caring for relative children) in both English and Spanish.
The Foster and Kinship Care Education Program provides quality education and support opportunities for care givers of children and youth in out-of-home care so that these providers may meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and youth.