Sonoma County Office of Education

Child Care Planning Council

Sonoma CARES LogoSonoma CARES Plus
Component A Trainings


Participants who have been approved to complete Component A requirements this year must complete a minimum of 21 hours of California Department of Education (CDE) approved research-based trainings in order to receive a $500 stipend.

It is the responsibility of each participant to register and attend a total of 21 hours of approved trainings and submit a certificate of completion for each training attended to Sonoma CARES by the June 10, 2015 deadline. Note that the same trainings cannot be repeated.

The California Department of Education maintains a list of approved CARES Plus Component A Training. Approved trainings that are offered online and locally available trainings are listed below. Information is updated as new workshops are announced.

Child Development Training Portal
The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) provides this Training Portal for participants to search for professional development and coursework.


Online Training

California Early Childhood Online (CECO)
Access these trainings via the CECO website:

  • The 3 Rs of Early Childhood Education
  • Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP)
  • Environment Rating Scales Institute (ERSI)
  • Center of the Social & Emotional Foundations in Early Learning (CSEFEL)
  • California Early Learning Foundations & Curriculum Frameworks
  • Healthy & Active Preschoolers

Online Training Technical Assistance
California Early Childhood Online | ceco@wested.org | (805) 465-4464
Jynx Lopez | jynxelopez@comcast.net | (707) 953-3979 — English
Martha Gomez | marisa_612000@hotmail.com | (707) 479-8641 — Spanish


Local Trainings

Preschool English Learner (PEL) Guide | Online Registration
Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 8:30am-4:00pm
Sonoma County Office of Education



The Sonoma CARES program incorporates funding from First 5 Sonoma County, First 5 California, and the California Department of Educationís Staff Retention Program (AB 212).