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CocoKids nonprofit OUR MISSION is "to champion and advance quality child care and early education". CocoKids experts educate and support parents and care providers to ensure responsible, healthy and safe, high-quality child care and early education for all families.
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Through successfully proven initiatives and comprehensive programs and services, CocoKids' experts educate and support parents, care providers and policymakers to ensure responsible, healthy and safe, high quality child care and early education for all families in our community.

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Don't miss out on this important training for child care providers - California Poison Control System Overview for Child...
07/29/2021
California Poison Control System Overview for Child Care Providers: What is a Poison, Children & Medicine, COVID-19 Safety, Poison Help Line & Online Resources - CocoKids Contra Costa County Child Care Resource and Referral Services

Don't miss out on this important training for child care providers -
California Poison Control System Overview for Child Care Providers, on August 5, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
It will be presented by Jenna Stewart, MA, CHES, Health Education Program Specialist, California Poison Control System, UCSF.
Reserve your spot now!

Early education, quality child care training events for needs of Contra Costa County children, families, early educators, businesses, communities

4 Family Benefits of Going Outside Together - from PBS KidsSometimes, parents worry if they are doing enough to entertai...
07/28/2021
4 Family Benefits of Going Outside Together | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

4 Family Benefits of Going Outside Together - from PBS Kids
Sometimes, parents worry if they are doing enough to entertain their children and often feel guilty for not organizing special trips for their kids. However, kids enjoy the love and attention they get from their parents even when they don't go to fancy places. This article from PBS shares some ideas on getting outside together as a family and making it fun and enjoyable for kids.

Getting out into nature is a wonderful family activity. It incorporates physical activity, family bonding, and learning — not to mention, it’s really fun! Here are four great ideas for getting outside together.

Quality Matters (QM) is Now Open For Enrollment👏👍😀To learn more please attend the webinar:Quality Matters Information Se...
07/26/2021
Quality Matters Information Session - CocoKids Contra Costa County Child Care Resource and Referral Services

Quality Matters (QM) is Now Open For Enrollment👏👍😀
To learn more please attend the webinar:
Quality Matters Information Session
July 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Quality Matters is Contra Costa County’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and benefits in joining this program include having:
• A personal coach
• Professional development guidance
• Invitation to trainings with a variety of topics
• The opportunity to grow your business. Market your rating and increase enrollment.
• Receive financial incentives and more.

Early education, quality child care training events for needs of Contra Costa County children, families, early educators, businesses, communities

Happy Parents' Appreciation Day - July 24th!🥰🌺♥️Parents deserve to be appreciated for their constant love and the daily ...
07/23/2021

Happy Parents' Appreciation Day - July 24th!🥰🌺♥️
Parents deserve to be appreciated for their constant love and the daily sacrifices they make to give their children a better life. Take this time to celebrate a parent in your life by putting aside other tasks, spending time with them or showing them your appreciation in other ways.
Happy Parents' Appreciation Day!

Happy Parents' Appreciation Day - July 24th!🥰🌺♥️
Parents deserve to be appreciated for their constant love and the daily sacrifices they make to give their children a better life. Take this time to celebrate a parent in your life by putting aside other tasks, spending time with them or showing them your appreciation in other ways.
Happy Parents' Appreciation Day!

7 Summer Camp Alternatives for Kids of All Ages - from familyeducation.comIf you've skipped summer camp this year and wa...
07/22/2021
7 Summer Camp Alternatives for Kids of All Ages

7 Summer Camp Alternatives for Kids of All Ages - from familyeducation.com
If you've skipped summer camp this year and want ideas for keeping kids busy and engaged all summer long, here a complete list of DIY, virtual, and educator-approved summer camp alternatives that are sure to keep boredom at bay.

Use this list of DIY, virtual, and educator-approved summer camp alternatives to keep boredom at bay.

The Ultimate List of Feelings to Help Kids Express Themselves - from familyeducation.comWith schools about to open again...
07/20/2021
The Ultimate List of Feelings to Help Kids Express Themselves

The Ultimate List of Feelings to Help Kids Express Themselves - from familyeducation.com
With schools about to open again soon, children can experience anxiety on how to handle the new change. Read through some great tips below to help kids identify and name their feelings early on and train them to be emotionally intelligent.
https://www.familyeducation.com/kids/the-ultimate-list-of-feelings-to-help-kids-express-themselves

Help your kids identify and express their feelings with this list of feelings and printable feelings flashcards.

CocoKids applauds the increased child care reimbursement rate reform bill by the State of California and appreciates tho...
07/19/2021
Child Care Providers - We See You and Hear You

CocoKids applauds the increased child care reimbursement rate reform bill by the State of California and appreciates those who fought for it. Check out the two video clips of – Senator Connie M. Leyva bit.ly/2VU8FKZ, and Senator Sydney Kamlager bit.ly/3ipCZEP, acknowledging the work of child care providers and advocating for parental choice and mixed delivery systems to be in place that recognize the unique needs of parents - parents with special needs, parents who work off hours or those who need 24 hour care.

Senator Connie Leyva on the Senate Floor on 7/15/2021

Media Release from Contra Costa Health Services  - 7 counties including Contra Costa recommend that 'everyone, regardles...
07/16/2021
Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Recommend Masking Indoors for Everyone as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19 :: Press Releases :: Contra Costa...

Media Release from Contra Costa Health Services - 7 counties including Contra Costa recommend that 'everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places as an extra precautionary measure for those who are fully vaccinated, and to ensure easy verification that all unvaccinated people are masked in those settings." This is due to cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased circulation of the highly transmissible Delta variant which is now responsible for 58 percent of new infections across the country. Read more here:

Contra Costa Health Services Press Releases.

Updated CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs!The updated CDC guidance reiter...
07/14/2021
Community, Work, and School

Updated CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs!
The updated CDC guidance reiterates that masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (ages 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated. The CDC also emphasizes implementing multiple COVID-19 prevention strategies together to protect CHILDREN and ADULTS who are not fully vaccinated. More info:

Actions that communities can take to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Would you like to educate your kids about sanitizers in a fun way? Here is a video performed by Sandy Sanitizer with Q&A...
07/12/2021
Sandy Sanitizer - Episode 1 - "Sandy's Brand New Song" (FULL)

Would you like to educate your kids about sanitizers in a fun way? Here is a video performed by Sandy Sanitizer with Q&A from kids about sanitizers and COVID-19 vaccine information for kids. The video is produced by Child Development Resources of Ventura County, Inc. (CDR) cdrv.org.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5gna8PyPzQ

Child Development Resources of Ventura County, Inc. (CDR) present episode one of Sandy Sanitizer. This children's show is perfect for the entire family. In t...

Did you know that the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides financial assistance for unpaid and/or future rent and ut...
07/08/2021
Apply Now - CA COVID-19 Rent Relief - Housing Is Key

Did you know that the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides financial assistance for unpaid and/or future rent and utilities? If you are an income-eligible California renter or landlord who has been impacted by COVID-19, click below to apply and determine which program is right for you.

Housing, eviction, tenant, landlord, ab3088, Tenant Protections

Excited to announce our “Tuesday TALKS” Webinar that's happening on July 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm!The Future will hol...
07/06/2021
"Tuesday TALKS" (Webinar) - CocoKids Contra Costa County Child Care Resource and Referral Services

Excited to announce our “Tuesday TALKS” Webinar that's happening on July 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm!
The Future will hold the webinar to support Family Child Care Providers through the challenges of the pandemic.
Reserve your spot here:

Early education, quality child care training events for needs of Contra Costa County children, families, early educators, businesses, communities

Cocokids wishes you all a very happy 4th of July - Independence Day! Our offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 and wi...
07/02/2021

Cocokids wishes you all a very happy 4th of July - Independence Day! Our offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 and will reopen on Tuesday, July 6. Happy Independence Day!

Cocokids wishes you all a very happy 4th of July - Independence Day! Our offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 and will reopen on Tuesday, July 6. Happy Independence Day!

The Child and Adult Care Food Program at CocoKids will be reimbursing all tier 2 providers at the tier 1 rate (higher ra...
07/01/2021

The Child and Adult Care Food Program at CocoKids will be reimbursing all tier 2 providers at the tier 1 rate (higher rate) for one year (7/1/21 to 6/30/22). USDA issued an eligibility waiver on April 20, 2021, which effectively reimburses ALL family child care providers at the tier 1 rate for one year. Call 925-676-6117 or email [email protected] to join NOW!https://www.cocokids.org/tier1forayear/ #tier1forayear

The Child and Adult Care Food Program at CocoKids will be reimbursing all tier 2 providers at the tier 1 rate (higher rate) for one year (7/1/21 to 6/30/22). USDA issued an eligibility waiver on April 20, 2021, which effectively reimburses ALL family child care providers at the tier 1 rate for one year. Call 925-676-6117 or email [email protected] to join NOW!https://www.cocokids.org/tier1forayear/ #tier1forayear

Reserve Your Spot! and attend our webinar on Lead Poisoning Prevention for Child Care Providers - July 1, 6:30 pm - 7:30...
06/30/2021
Lead Poisoning Prevention for Child Care Providers - CocoKids Contra Costa County Child Care Resource and Referral Services

Reserve Your Spot! and attend our webinar on Lead Poisoning Prevention for Child Care Providers - July 1, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm!
This class, presented by Kimberly Nguyen, Quality Improvement Navigator at CocoKids will help licensing applicants fulfill the required Preventive Health Practices training which includes Lead Poisoning Prevention. Register below:

Early education, quality child care training events for needs of Contra Costa County children, families, early educators, businesses, communities

75 Phrases and Words of Encouragement for Kids of All AgesWords of encouragement add to a child's confidence and motivat...
06/28/2021
75 Phrases and Words of Encouragement for Kids of All Ages

75 Phrases and Words of Encouragement for Kids of All Ages
Words of encouragement add to a child's confidence and motivation. Check the list from Family Education to find useful words and phrases you can use to encourage your child in different situations.

These encouraging phrases and inspirational quotes are sure to have a positive impact on your child's self-confidence, resilience and overall mood.

Children find it harder to adapt to change than adults because their brains are not fully developed. They need adults' h...
06/25/2021
Kids are feeling anxiety about a ‘return to normal’

Children find it harder to adapt to change than adults because their brains are not fully developed. They need adults' help in navigating their emotions and anxieties. Here is an article from Washington Post that can help parents help their children as we go back to normal.

If you, as a parent, have been experiencing anxiety around the so-called “return to normal,” your kids are likely harboring similar feelings, perhaps even to a greater degree.

Our Lead Poisoning Prevention for Child Care ProvidersWebinar is coming again on July 1, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm!This class pr...
06/23/2021
Lead Poisoning Prevention for Child Care Providers - CocoKids Contra Costa County Child Care Resource and Referral Services

Our Lead Poisoning Prevention for Child Care Providers
Webinar is coming again on July 1, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm!

This class presented by Kimberly Nguyen, Quality Improvement Navigator at CocoKids will help licensing applicants fulfill the required Preventive Health Practices training which includes Lead Poisoning Prevention.
https://www.cocokids.org/event/lead-poisoning-prevention-for-child-care-providers-3-3-2021-06-07-2021-07-01/

Early education, quality child care training events for needs of Contra Costa County children, families, early educators, businesses, communities

Happy Child Tax Credit Awareness Day! Monday, June 21!🥰👏This day is meant "to ensure that parents know about the histori...
06/21/2021
Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool | Internal Revenue Service

Happy Child Tax Credit Awareness Day! Monday, June 21!🥰👏
This day is meant "to ensure that parents know about the historic expansion of the child tax credit (CTC) and how it will benefit their families."
The IRS has also launched a simplified Sign-up tool (see below) to allow families not automatically enrolled in the program to receive CTC.

If you are aren’t required to file a tax return, give us some basic information for the advance Child Tax Credit.

Juneteenth is now a Federal Holiday after President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into l...
06/18/2021

Juneteenth is now a Federal Holiday after President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law this week.
'Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in 1865, after Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, and began enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation, which was originally signed in 1862.'
Happy Juneteenth Celebration!

Juneteenth is now a Federal Holiday after President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law this week.
'Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in 1865, after Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, and began enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation, which was originally signed in 1862.'
Happy Juneteenth Celebration!

Child Care Providers are invited to attend!ECE: Physical Activity and Nutrition CurriculumJune 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30...
06/17/2021
ECE: Physical Activity and Nutrition Curriculum - CocoKids Contra Costa County Child Care Resource and Referral Services

Child Care Providers are invited to attend!
ECE: Physical Activity and Nutrition Curriculum
June 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Would you like to learn how nutrition and physical activity can be safely incorporated into everyday activities at child care settings? Join the webinar and learn more. Register here:

Early education, quality child care training events for needs of Contra Costa County children, families, early educators, businesses, communities

Su Negocio: Contratos, Manual para Padres, Hoja de Precios para el Cuidado InfantilJune 17, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmPres...
06/15/2021
Su Negocio: Contratos, Manual para Padres, Hoja de Precios para el Cuidado Infantil - CocoKids Contra Costa County Child Care Resource and Referral Services

Su Negocio: Contratos, Manual para Padres, Hoja de Precios para el Cuidado Infantil
June 17, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Presentado por CocoKids Resource and Referral Team

En este taller, cubriremos cómo redactar un contrato entre el proveedor y los padres, cómo crear un manual para padres que describa las expectativas de los padres y proveedores, y cómo diseñar hojas de tarifas.
Register here:

Early education, quality child care training events for needs of Contra Costa County children, families, early educators, businesses, communities

Child Care Providers encouraged to attend! The Mandated Reporter Training will run tomorrow, June 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9...
06/14/2021
Mandated Reporter Training - CocoKids Contra Costa County Child Care Resource and Referral Services

Child Care Providers encouraged to attend!
The Mandated Reporter Training will run tomorrow, June 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This class presented by Cristina Hickey, is provided by The Child Abuse Prevention Council and it is part of the AB 1207 Mandated Reporter Training. Important issues of child abuse and the legal responsibilities of California’s mandated reporters will be discussed.
Register here to attend:

Early education, quality child care training events for needs of Contra Costa County children, families, early educators, businesses, communities

The Children's Movement of California sent a letter endorsed by over 865 groups calling the state governor and legislato...
06/11/2021
More than 865 Pro-Kid Groups Call for 2021-22 Budget to Prioritize Kids and Youth

The Children's Movement of California sent a letter endorsed by over 865 groups calling the state governor and legislators "to prioritize kids in the state budget, including making specific investments in child care, school-based mental health and youth in foster care". Read the full letter below and join the movement!

This week, more than 865 diverse organizations sent a letter to California leaders calling on them to prioritize kids in the state budget, including making specific investments in child care, school-based mental health and youth in foster care. In response, the California State Legislature included....

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1035 Detroit Ave, Ste 200
Concord, CA
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CocoKids has office locations in Richmond, Concord and Antioch to serve you. Please contact the office closest to you. For details, see www.cocokids.org or click on the Contact Us button on Facebook.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(925) 676-5442

Products

Free child care referrals
Parent education & resources
Financial assistance for child care
Help for children with special needs
Child heath & nutrition education
Training & support for child care providers
Public education & advocacy

For office locations and contact information:
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Register for the Bay Area Rescue Mission's Annual Back-To-School Backpack & Supply Giveaway Distribution Day: Friday, September 11th Online Registration Only: https://bit.ly/2020B2SregBARM For more information, please call: 510-215-4864 or 510-215-4555.
Hi families! I would like to invite you to join us for a Pumpkin Party & Sensory Obstacle Course at Little House Preschool on Saturday, October 20 from 10am to 12pm. I am the director and head teacher of the program. We are located in Richmond and are actively enrolling students ages 2 years - 6 years old. Come see our space and learn about the program. Please RSVP here: https://www.wonderschool.com/ca/richmond/events/pumpkin-party-sensory-obstacle-course-at-little-house-preschool-668?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=gppst&utm_campaign=elms&utm_content=dir Send any questions my way and I hope to see you there!
Welcome to all our Alameda Family Child Care Providers, we are so happy to have you joining our Food Program! 😁
This is thirty two years i am working with children as a day care provider.beacas i love children very much.