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Foster and Kinship Care

The Foster and Kinship Care Education Program (FKCE)

The FKCE Office will be CLOSED from Mid- June through August 15 , 2022. There will be no FKCE classes offered during that period.

Classes will resume the week of August 22, 2022.

Visit Our New YESS / Independent Living Webpage.

We are excited to announce our list of upcoming FKCE classes on ConferZoom. Each class has a link to register for the class. Once you have registered you will receive a link for the class. We have attached ARC Zoom Guidelines for attending our FKCE classes on Zoom in English and Spanish.

At each class, the instructor will verify all attendees and classes will be interactive. Once class has been completed the instructor will forward attendee’s information and within 5 working days you will receive a certificate of completion via email. If it is a class series, the certificates will be emailed 5 business days after the last class of the series.

We need all participants to complete a registration form and release of information which is located on our website. This allows us to document your attendance and report back to Sacramento County what classes you have taken to maintain your licensed status. These are to be emailed to

We will be adding additional classes, so please visit our website for updates. We know that this will be a new experience for some and appreciate your patience during this transition. If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us via our email: or Leave a message at (916) 484-8626. No live person to answer but all calls will be returned. Thank you for your patience through this transition due to Covid-19 virus.

All Spanish classes Por favor llame a Nayeli Rojas con cualquier pregunta al 916-709-5667.

Foster Care Classes

We Invite You to Join Our Holding Hands Foster Care Education Classes

When you are:

  • Parenting a child placed in out-of-home care and you want to improve your parenting skills
  • Taking care of a relative's child
  • Needing to complete State mandated foster care education requirements
  • Interested in being a foster or adoptive parent

FKCE Stands for Care

Community College Foster & Kinship Care Education is supporting foster and kinship caregivers efforts more and more. We know that caregivers like you understand that parenting another's child is more than just warm and tender affection. Whether you are taking on the responsibility of caring for a relative's child or a child from within the foster care system, we understand that there is much you need to know.

We can give you the extra support you want by offering specialized educational classes.

We will connect you with services and individuals that will offer information and resources that will help you make a greater difference.

On-Going Foster Care Education

California State Law Requires licensed foster parents to complete 12 hours of annual foster care education. Given that children are coming into the court system with greater histories of abuse and neglect than ever before, it has become more important than ever to develop excellent parenting skills, knowledge of the court system, and strong and on-going support systems.
The community college Foster & Kinship Care Education Program annually offers classes on a variety of topics, including:

  • Cultural diversity and sensitivity
  • Accessing education and health services
  • Adolescent pregnancy prevention
  • Medically fragile infants and children
  • Self-esteem enhancement
  • Understanding and working with the court system
  • Basic child development
  • Adoption and concurrent planning issues
  • Special issues as needed

There are no fees. California is supporting your efforts to increase your care- giving skills and knowledge. Classes are held in a variety of locations throughout Sacramento.


Raquel Arata

Program Director:
Dana McKnight Flentroy

Admin Assistant:
Masha Yarmolyuk

Phone: (916) 484-8626
Fax: (916) 484-8817


Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

To Register For Classes

To Register For Classes: please follow the zoom link (on the calendar of classes and events page)

English Forms:
Participant Registration
Release of Info

Spanish Forms:
Participant Registration
Release of Info

Call 916-484-8626

To Contact