Early Childhood Education
Become an Early Childhood Educator in Amador County!
Amador College Connect is ready to connect you to an Early Childhood Education program with valuable incentives from Amador Quality for Kids. Through Amador College Connect, you’ll be connected to 1 of 3 colleges to earn certificates, degrees, and even participate in an apprenticeship; all while earning rewards like financial stipends and more!
Amador County needs more childcare opportunities and the kids in our community deserve professional level care. That’s why Amador College Connect in partnership with First5 Amador, Amador Quality for Kids, & the Amador Child Care Council is ready to support YOU in becoming Amador County’s next best Early Childhood Educator.
Early Childhood Incentive Program
Amador Quality for Kids is currently offering an incentive program for individuals pursuing an education in an Early Childhood program. Earn stipends, rewards, recognition and more! For complete incentive guideline details, please view the PDF below.
Early Childhood Education Partners
First 5 Amador
Our mission is to promote, support, and enhance the optimal development of Amador County’s children from zero to five years of age. Our Commission believes that broad community involvement is critical to the success of this mission. With Proposition 10 funds we support projects that make sense locally based on identified needs and opportunities for children and families in Amador County.
Amador Quality for Kids
Amador Quality for Kids is for licensed early care and education providers and is based upon well-defined high-quality standards. It offers support and incentives to assist early care providers in reaching higher levels of quality.
Amador Child Care Council
The Amador Child Care Council (ACCC) determines local community child care needs through the development of needs assessments and a county-wide child care plan. The Amador Child Care Council’s mission is to partner with the community to promote the early care and education of children. We are committed to accessible and quality child care. Every county in California has a state-mandated Local Child Care Planning Council funded by the California Department of Education. Local Child Care Planning Council statutes require that every effort should be made by the appointing agencies to assure that the ethnic, racial, and geographic composition of the LPC is reflective of the population of the county. The ACCC holds monthly public meetings and all persons interested in child care issues are encouraged to attend. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (skip July and August), at 1:00 pm. These meetings are held at the Amador County Unified School District office located at 217 Rex Avenue, Jackson, CA 95642. For information, please call (209) 754-1075.
How to Apply
At the appointment, staff will review the various training options and schools from which to choose.
Staff will assist you with application, registration, and enrollment.