Training Information


First 5 Calaveras serves as the lead agency for “Strengthening Calaveras Families” which consists of First 5 Calaveras, Prevent Child Abuse Calaveras, and programs funded under the Behavioral Health Services: Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63)


Parent Education Seminars & Workshops 

Various topics to support parents and guardians in raising children of all ages. Offered in locations across the county and throughout the year.

All Strengthening Families Parent Seminars and Workshops are available to Calaveras families with children from birth through 17 years old. 

Child care may be provided for children ages 3-12, dependent upon space availability. Head Start Teachers provide quality on-site child care which complements the focus of the parent workshops. Nutritious snack is provided.



Call 1-888-787-3654 to enroll in no-cost trainings or Register Online


Registerbuttonf5 Tuesdays, November 5 & 12, 20192 Part Series: adobepdficon “Protective Factors to Promote Resilience in Children”, Facilitated by: Karen Pekarcik, LCSW; The Resource Connection, San Andreas

Registerbuttonf5 Tuesdays, November 5, 12, & 19, 2019, 3 Part Series: adobepdficon “Mindful Parenting”, Facilitated by: Sally Arnold, RN, BSN, MA, Certified Mindfulness Instructor; San Andreas Elementary School

registerbuttonF5 Tuesday, November 12, 2019, “Copper Parent Cafe"adobepdficon, Facilitated by Maggie Rollings; Lake Tulloch Bible Church, Copperopolis

** Please see our Event Calendar for more events and flyers **

Foster Care Training Incentive Program

Stipend Program for Foster Parents and Kinship Providers to participate in local trainings

Training for Professionals

Provided for Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Supervisors, Therapists, Social Workers and other community professionals.

MINDFUL SCHOOLS: In 2015, First 5 Calaveras in Partnership with Calaveras Unified School District piloted The Mindful School Program for educators and students at West Point Elementary School. The purpose was to offer a neuroscience research based approach to support teacher and student wellness.  In partnership with “Mindful Schools” in Oakland, CA educators completed two 6 week online courses that supported a personal practice followed by a curriculum course for implementation in the classroom. To date, Mokelumne Hill Elementary, Copperopolis and Mark Twain Elementary (lower grades) are implementing the practice at their respective schools/grades. 

Watch and hear from elementary school students learning to use mindfulness to navigate complex feelings in this short video from Mindful Schools:  JUST BREATHE

ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences): In 2018, First 5 Calaveras in Partnership with Calaveras County Office of Education and Calaveras Trauma Consortia held "Building A Trauma Sensitive School Community" Workshop with Steve Graner, NME Project Director from The ChildTrauma Academy. The Neurosequential Model in Education was developed by  Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and the ChildTrauma Academy to educate school staff about developmental trauma and how to apply that knowledge in interactions with children whose development has been compromised by adverse childhood experience.            Workshop Materials:     Presentation     Study Guide

Parent Counseling/Coaching

You may be eligible for


Parent Counseling

This program offered by First 5 Calaveras is available to Calaveras County parents with children ages 0 to 17 years old who are uninsured or have other insurance barriers.

For more information contact:

Joyce Peek (209)754-6916 or

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First 5 New Parent Kit


Expecting a baby is an exciting time!

The FREE Kit for New Parents recognizes parents as their child’s first and most important teacher and includes practical information on good health, loving relationships and early learning opportunities. Kits are customized for Calaveras County residents to include local information on services and resources.

Community organizations throughout Calaveras County distribute the Kit to new and expecting parents and their children through age five - some offer parents additional support to expand on its contents.




Kids Music Station

Kids Music Station


Your child's brain on music! Music helps boost language, math and social skills. Tune into First 5's Pandora station today!

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