Foster and Kinship Care Education Information
Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) classes provide quality education and support
opportunities for caregivers of children and youth in out-of-home care enabling
these providers to meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental
needs of the children in their care.
FKCE classes are open to all Resource (Foster) Parents, Kinship Caregivers and anyone
else who is interested in or who works with children in out of home care.
- Resource Parents are people who care for non-relative children in out of home care.
Also known as Foster Parents.
- Kinship Caregivers are people who care for their relative children, such as grandparents,
uncles/aunts, older siblings or those who may not be related, but are considered
close friends of the family.
- Interested Parties may be teachers, day care providers, medical or emergency professionals,
potential foster parents, child development majors, or anyone who is interested
in foster children, children or care issues.
CLASSES ARE FREE
Children are not permitted at workshops. Childcare is not provided.
Classes qualify for B, D, F or W- Rate renewal hours
FKCE classes satisfy annual renewal hours for Los Angeles County Resource Parents
(Foster Parents) that are licensed by the State of California. The rates and required
B-Rate (Basic Rate)
D-Rate (Emotional/Behavior Issues)
F-Rate (Medically Fragile)
W-Rate (Whole Family Foster Home)
Participants will receive certificates at the end of each class
To receive a certificate for class hours in full, participants must arrive by the
start of class. Students entering 15 minutes after class begins or leaving class
before the end will not receive credit for attendance. Pre-registration is not required
for renewal hour classes, however, pre-registration is required for pre-service
All classes meet at Pierce College in North Gym Classroom 5600 unless otherwise