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The Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards (CARES) Program is designed to provide training and support to caregivers along the entire continuum of care, from family, friend and neighbor caregivers (FFN) to teachers with advanced degrees. The program encourages retention of caregivers in the field and provides cash incentives or resources to further educational attainment. The target population of the CARES program is Early Childhood Education staff, including home-based, licensed and license-exempt family child care home providers, family child care home assistants, and center-based staff in public and private child care programs in Sacramento County.

To learn more about entry and annual requirements and to submit an application for the CARES program, all interested participants MUST attend a mandatory CARES Orientation. Check our calendar of events at to find out about upcoming orientations.

Due to funding limitations, NOT ALL ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS are guaranteed a stipend. If there are more eligible applicants than funding available, a lottery will be held to determine stipend awardees.

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2014 CARES Orientations

Orientations for the 2014 CARES Program are being held at Child Action, Inc. and at college campuses throughout the spring and summer months. For more information on the 2014 CARES Program Orientation, please visit our Calendar of Events.

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