October News!

Autumn is a wonderful time of year with the Fall foliage and colorful leaves decorating the streets. Crisp Fall days create a great opportunity to bake homemade cookies.


October 1st is National Homemade Cookies Day. What a great time to bake with your loved ones and share them with co-workers, friends, and neighbors. Other fun "National" days to be creative with this month are Get Funky Day, Do Something Nice Day, and Noodle Day.


After completing a comprehensive Social Emotional Training Series last month, Child Care Links is proud to offer Asthma in the Child Care Setting, Thinking Outside the Box with STEAM, CPR/First Aid, and Zoo-phonics in October. Training details and registration options are featured below.
Job Opening
Child Care Links is in search of a new Executive Director.
Child Care Links is seeking an experienced nonprofit or public-sector leader and hands-on manager who will continue to inspire, guide and advocate on behalf of working families and their children. Candidate should have a proven track record of attracting and sustaining public and private funding and partnerships as well as financial and political astuteness. The incoming Executive Director will bring strategic thinking, teamwork, and diplomacy to their work. Candidates should feel comfortable working in an organization that values integrity and collaborative solutions in a County with a diverse cultural and economic base of support.
The application deadline is November 5, 2017. For the complete job description and details on how to apply please, click HERE.
Kids Contest Winners
Child Care Links invited children ages 1 - 13 years of age, to color in a pre-designed outline of the Cycle of Water, or create their own design. The winners artwork is now featured on the agency's promotional water bottles.


Annika, age 6


Congratulations to 6 year old Annika (pictured right) who showed off her attention to detail and fine motor skills for her submission coloring in the Cycle of Water. 


Great job Annika!



Aditi, age 7


Congratulations to 7 year old Annika who created an original work of art. She used vibrant colors to illustrate her understanding of the Cycle of Water. 


Nice work!




These beautiful creations can be seen around the community during events that Child Care Links proudly participates in.


Upcoming Trainings at Child Care Links
Wednesday, 4 October
  6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, 11 October
  6:30pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, 14 October
9:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday, 21 October
8:30am - 3:30pm

Saturday, 4 November
9 :00am - 1:00pm

Tuesday, 14 November
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday, 15 November
6:45pm - 8:45pm

Wednesday, 18 November
9:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday, 2 December
9 :00am - 12:00pm

Attention Child Care Providers!
If you successfully completed an EMSA Preventative Health class at Child Care Links between October 2016 - December 2017, we have FREE materials available to assist you in meeting the needs of your Child Care Program.
While supplies last, Child Care Links is offering FREE Disaster Preparedness Kits to Child Care Providers who successfully completed a Child Care Links Preventative Health Training.  
Please contact Child Care Links at 925.249.3925 to receive more information, or register for the upcoming Preventative Health Class on Saturday, 18 November HERE.
AB 1207 Recognize and Report Training Law
Child Care Providers Have the Power to Prevent Child Abuse: The Mandated Reporting Law for Child Care Providers

  • Child Care Provides, administrators, and employees of licensed family child care homes and child care centers must take pre-licensure training in recognizing and reporting child abuse.
  • Training require every two years thereafter.
  • All school employees must currently take the training annually (AB1432).
AB 1207 Is Effective January 1, 2018
  • Current licensees, administrators, or employees of licensed child care facilities - must take the training by March 30, 2018.
  • Child care licensee applicants - licensee applicants on or after January 1, 2018, must complete the training before getting their license.
  • Child care administrators and employees hired on or after January 1, 2018 - Administrators (without a child care license) or employees of a licensed child care facility on or after January 1, 2018, must take the training within 90 days from the start of their employment.
Current training is available on the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) website free of charge here.
For more information about AB 1207 contact:
Laurie Furstenfeld, Staff Attorney
Child Care Law Center
415.558.8005, ext. 3
Diaper Drives Matter
Thank you!

Last month Paramount Export Company hosted a very successful Diaper Drive benefiting the Child Care Links Diaper Pantry.  

(Featured in picture: Barbara Pino, Paramount Export Company and Laura Page, Child Care Links).


Paramount collected 1,618 diapers and $100 in donations which will provide 15 low-income children with a one month supply of diapers, books, and literacy materials.


Thank you Paramount Export Company!


Is your company, organization, school or group interested in hosting a Diaper Drive? Child Care Links now offers a Diaper Drive Tool Kit to make holding a Diaper Drive easy and fun! Contact Laura at lpage@childcarelinks.org for more information.

Child Care Links in the Community
Wexford Way
Thursday, 21 September
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Child Care Links was honored to be a part of last month's Resource Fair at Wexford Way Apartments in Dublin. This event was sponsored by the Dublin Unified School District, Dublin Integrity In Action, and the Dublin Lions Club.

Sunday, 8 October
8:30am - 11:00am

Child Care Links has put together a team of employees and will be participating in the 4th Annual 5K Color Run/Walk and 10K Run. SeeDubRun is sponsored by the Dublin Unified School District, in partnership with Dublin Integrity In Action to promote and support Wellness, Bullying Prevention and Character Education programs. All funds raised from this event support the above programs at Dublin schools.
Come out and join the Child Care Links Team, or enjoy the Wellness Fair at the start and end of the Walk / Run!

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