We are excited to share that registration is now open for the Butte County Classified Professional Learning Academy.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of virtual sessions focused around three key areas: building relationships and connections, creating safe and predictable environments, and supporting students through high quality instruction and high expectations.

Please see the attached flyer for more information about the possible sessions and to access the registration link.

For questions or more information, please feel free to reach out to myself or Maryanne Taylor mtaylor@bcoe.org.

Steps To Quality Approved Online Professional Learning

Follow the link below to view approved online trainings. Some trainings on the list have a cost associated with them. If you are interested in completing a training with a cost associated, Steps to Quality will reimburse you for the cost of the training. This funding is available on a first come first serve basis to staff at a Steps to Quality participating site. Funds will be dispersed until they run out through June 1, 2021. Please e-mail Michelle Lucero directly at mlucero@bcoe.org to indicate interest.

Steps to Quality Approved Online Training Document

Valley Oak Children's Service Training Calendar

Valley Oak Children's Serivces offers a variety of trainings for early learning and care professoinals. Check out their online calendar or call and request to be added to their newsletter (530) 895-3572.

California Early Childhood Online

California Early Learning and Development System provides an integrated set of modules based on state-of-the-art information for early learning and development and best practices in early education.

CA Workforce Registry Training Search

The CA Workforce Registry has a training search by county, trainer name, Sponsor and more. Example: To find all CPIN training's available. Type "CPIN" in the sponsor name box and click search.

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Steps to Quality is the locally implemented Quality Counts California. It is led by a consortium committed to enhancing and sustaining a quality early learning and care system for the County. This is done by elevating the quality of programs through coaching, training, technical assistance, and financial incentives.

1870 Bird Street, Oroville, CA, USAbutteqi@bcoe.org530-532-5648stepstoquality.org

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Family Engagement

“A relationship-based, mutual, respectful, and responsive partnership between families, early learning and care providers, and other related professionals to promote children’s development, learning, and wellness. Family engagement happens when early childhood professionals and families actively participate in an ongoing process of building and maintaining these meaningful relationships.”

– First 5 California, State of California, 2019