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Provider Recognition Evening. Thursday Evening before Mother's DayTop of Page

Each spring the Tehama County Local Child Care Planning Council, Tehama County Department of Education, and Child Care Referral and Education host an event designed to applaud the efforts of child care providers in their endeavor to extend quality care to the families of Tehama County.  Each year, approximately 100 individuals are recognized for the challenging role they face every day as they strive to provide quality child care to the families they serve.  We believe that these providers make a huge difference not only in the lives of the children and families of Tehama County, but to our community as a whole.  Funding for this event is provided by First 5 Tehama.

Children’s FairTop of Page

The Children’s Fair of Tehama County brings together families and local organizations that provide services for young children, in celebration of community, childhood, and the spirit of learning.  Held each Spring on the 4th Saturday in April, the Children’s Fair is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.  The Children’s Fair offers an informative day of creating, exploring, and fun at booths sponsored by local organizations.  Best of all, this event is FREE to all who attend.  The Children’s Fair is a project of the Tehama County Education Foundation and the Tehama County Department of Education.  Funding for this event is provided by community donations.

Professional Development and Retention of State Subsidized Staff (AB212)Top of Page

State subsidized center based staff qualify for Professional Development training funded by the California Department of Education AB212 Grant. 

The goal of the plan is to improve early care and education by:

  • Building support for early childhood educators
  • Provide training and support materials for staff to continue their professional growth
  • Encouraging staff to continue working in the ECE field
  • Establishing a strong network of early childhood professionals
  • Increasing interest in entering the ECE field

Child care keeps Tehama County working