In this 5-part series, Neva Bandelow, Early Childhood Program Specialist, will help providers create a philosophy, develop an evaluation action plan, discuss the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), and provide an overview of a variety of assessment tools used within Alameda County.
Choosing child care for a baby can be difficult emotionally and practically. This workshop will help you understand the options and give support in selecting appropriate care for your baby. Bring your questions and concerns and meet other new and expecting parents. Babies are welcome to attend.
Dads with children 0-5, join us for a day of eating, bonding, picture taking & playing with your young children. Mingle with other fathers and take home a special hands-on project made by you and your little one/s. (Dads come back in Spring, 2014 for a support group just for you! Dates TBA).
The Family Law Clinics sponsored by BANANAS and offered by the Volunteer Legal Services of the Alameda County Bar Association are held at our office. These clinics help low-income families with domestic matters. Reservations are required; call Volunteer Legal Services, 302-2222 x4.
Are you looking for work caring for children in the parents’ home? Do you want us to give your name to parents when they call for child care referrals? Come to this meeting and apply to get into BANANAS’ file of in-home caregivers. Bring two letters of recommendations from previous employers. Orientations are held in Spanish on the last Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Call for information about orientations in Vietnamese and Chinese.
This 8-hour course in Spanish, includes CPR and First Aid training information and costs $90. If you need the 15-hour course to meet child care licensing requirements, you must enroll for preventative health. Preventative health is a seven hour course that costs $50. The charge for all three classes (CPR, First Aid and preventative Health) is $120. You CANNOT register for these classes online. Pre-registration and payment is required. Call us for registration forms and information about classes in Chinese, English, and Vietnamese at 510-658-7353.
This group meets for three consecutive weeks and is a great way for new moms to get support, decrease isolation and make connections with other first time parents. Moms are welcome to drop-in to any session in a series; however, participating in all three has the greatest value. Join Shauna Fithian, social worker, new parent coach, and mom of 2, to share the ups and downs of your transition to motherhood. Pre-crawling babies welcome! More information about Shauna Fithian is available at http://www.newparentcoach.com.