Workshops & Newsletters

Upcoming Events

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) invite you to:

SDQPI Quality Journey Orientation

Learn about how you can participate in the San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (SDQPI), San Diego’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

SDQPI is a robust quality rating and improvement system, based on the state’s model. The SDQPI Quality Journey is designed to help you continually improve the quality of your programs and achieve high-quality ratings within that system.

SDQPI Quality Journey Orientation Description:

  • Discover the importance of high-quality Early Learning and Care (ELC) for child development
  • Learn about the “what, why, and how” of SDQPI participation
  • Discover the elements of quality defined by SDQPI
  • Have an opportunity to learn more about the rating system and ask questions

YMCA CRS and SDCOE have teamed up to help you integrate key quality practices into your early care and education program. Together will implement SDQPI, with support from First 5 San Diego, the California Department of Education, and First 5 California.

Please note that this is an information session and NOT a professional development workshop. This event is intended for agency administrators, directors, Family Child Care Providers, and Family Friends & Neighbors.


Virtual session available during the months of: January-April, 2021

Register Here

Job Readiness Program | Goodwill SD County

Description: The Job Readiness Program prepares community seekers for the workplace. To earn a certificate of completion, job seekers must attend five workshops and meet with a career advisor four times over two weeks. Upon completion, participants will demonstrate their commitment to possess the following soft skills: Reliability, Commitment, and Initiative.

Virtual English Sessions

Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 2021

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm


Please email registration information noted below to Ashley Czech, Community Employment Manager at [email protected] or call 619-955-0315.

Registration Information:

  1. Full Name
  2. Email
  3. Phone Number
  4. Address
  5. Date
  6. Language: English or Spanish
  7. Affiliation to CDA (parent, provider, or other)

Breaking Down Barriers | Jewish Family Service

Description: Breaking Down Barriers in collaboration with CDA, invites you to 3 online workshops to talk about the importance of mental health. This is an outreach program that works with unserved and underserved communities with a focus on mental health. Through presentations and events, we discuss the stigmas surrounding mental health and we connect participants to the proper resources. Our goal is to have healthy conversations about mental health so that all may prosper.


  • Knowing the signs of mental illnesses
  • Support systems
  • Self-care

A program of Jewish Family Service, funded by the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency.

Virtual English Sessions

Dates: Saturdays – March 20, 27, and April 3, 2021

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am


Save The Date

The ARTful Conversation | National Conflict Resolution Center

Description: The ARTful Conversation focuses on healthy family communication while we are going through COVID stress/recovery.

Virtual English Sessions

Dates: Saturdays – April 17 and 24th

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Flyer and registration to follow.

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

YMCA Training Catalog

YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) is a community support services department of the YMCA of San Diego County and a leader in meeting the needs of families and child care providers.

Through training and workshops, YMCA is committed to giving child care providers the tools and resources to enhance the quality of their program.

For more information, contact at 1 800 481-2151 or by email [email protected].


Family Resources Newsletter

Discover tips and resources to support your family’s success and well-being in our monthly newsletter.

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We’re Here to Help You Thrive

Our Family Resources Team is available for individualized assistance with resources or referrals. Contact us today!

Bonita Office
Lidia Guzman
Family Resources Specialist
[email protected]

Kearny Mesa Office
Alexandra “Alex” Real
Family Resources Specialist
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