Sonoma County Office of Education

Child Care Planning Council

Sonoma CARES

cares logo 2016-17Sonoma CARES Quality Counts is a professional development program designed to improve the quality of early learning programs by focusing on education, preparation, and retention of an effective and diverse workforce. The program provides guidance, support, and a stipend reward to child care professionals. Please contact us at (707) 524-2639 to learn how you can participate.

Administered by the Child Care Planning Council (CCPC) of Sonoma County, the CARES program incorporates funding from First 5 Sonoma County, and the California Department of Education’s Staff Retention Program (AB 212).

CARES Snapshot 2017-18 (pdf)
CARES Snapshot 2016-17 (pdf)
CARES Plus Snapshot 2015-16 (pdf)
CARES Plus Snapshot 2014-15 (pdf)
CARES Plus Snapshot, 2013-2014 (pdf)
CARES Plus Snapshot, 2012-2013 (pdf)
CARES Plus Snapshot, 2011-2012 (pdf)
First 5 Sonoma County’s Summary of CARES Accomplishments (pdf)
Sonoma CARES 5-Year Snapshot (pdf)
Focused CARES 2010-2011 Snapshot (pdf)


Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) | (209) 572-6080
Commission on Teaching Credentialing | (888) 921-2682
Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs) | (707) 544-3077
River to Coast Children’s Services | (707) 869-3613
Santa Rosa Junior College | (707) 524-4315
Sonoma State University | (707) 664-3115
Transcript Evaluation (pdf)


  • Erica Hurtado, CCPC Program Assistant
  • Susy Marrón, CCPC Coordinator
    (707) 524-2639,
Fax: (707) 524-2666