SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. – A new program has been introduced to expand training offered to licensed childcare providers.
Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO) for the Child Care Resource Connection has launched Program Tours with Mentor Teachers.
This program stemmed from a one-time, $41,000 impact grant awarded to CAPSLO last year in honor of the Women's legacy Fund's 10th anniversary, according to a San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation (SLOCCF) news release.
The grant's goal was to expand training offered to licensed childcare providers, thereby improving quality of care and having an exponential benefit to families and communities, according to the news release.
The local mentor teacher program through Cuesta College currently has 12 mentor teachers throughout the county, and on April 20, Program Tours with Mentor Teachers will be caravanning throughout San Luis Obispo County. These tours with Mentor Teachers are meant to help local childcare providers discover ideas that can be implemented in their child care business.
The Impact Grant stemmed from the Women's Legacy Fund Report "What Do Women Need? – A 2010 Report on SLO County Women and Girls," which identified adequate, affordable childcare as one of the top five issues for local women, the news release stated.
For more information about the Women's Legacy Fund, contact the SLOCCF at (805) 543-2323 or visit www.sloccfwlf.org.