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Humboldt County Office of Education: Professional Collaborations

Professional Collaborations

After School Consortium / Redwood Afterschool Network

Beth Chaton, Ed.D. | Coordinator, After School Programs; Redwood Edventures
445-7179 | bchaton@hcoe.org

The Humboldt County Office of Education works with seventeen local schools in ten districts supporting and promoting the development and implementation of after school programs in Humboldt County. Successful after school programs include academic support, homework help, tutoring, literacy programs, physical activity, recreation, enrichment activities, and nutritious snacks for students. Examples of enrichment activities include arts & crafts, cooking clubs, music, dance, games, gardening, and robotics. All programs are free or low-cost. No student is turned away due to inability to pay. Each after school program site is run by the school district.

Programs start at the close of the regular school day and are required to be open until at least 6 p.m. during regular school days. Some programs also have summer/vacation programming available for free or low cost, depending upon funding (state grant versus private pay). Consortium applications were submitted to the California Department of Education requesting After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) funding for schools with free and reduced lunch count percentages of 50% or higher. Funding is currently in place for Arcata, Blue Lake, Bridgeville, Cuddeback, Fortuna, Peninsula, Rio Dell, Rohnerville, Scotia, Southern Humboldt, and Trinidad school districts, and is renewed every three years. To enroll your child, please contact the school your students attends to find out about registration materials.

Redwood Afterschool NetworkHumboldt County Office of Education staff works closely with other after school providers across the county and north coast region through the Redwood After School Network (RAN). RAN coordinates resources, offers staff development/training opportunities and provides opportunities for after school program staff to share best practices in order to further develop high quality after school programs for Humboldt County’s children. RAN is funded through the Region 1 Training and Technical Assistance grant with Mendocino County Office of Education. RAN meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month throughout the school year. Meetings are usually from 9:30 a.m. – noon, depending on meeting topic and/or agenda. HCOE and RAN also host an annual after school conference the first Saturday of March. Please call or email Beth Chaton for more information about the HCOE After School Consortium and/or Redwood After School Network.

Co-op for Categorical Programs

Jennifer Fairbanks | Coordinator, Instructional Leadership; LCAP
441-4651 | jfairbanks@hcoe.org

The Humboldt County Consortium for Consolidated Programs (Co-op) provides support to member districts on the use of state and federal categorical funds. Staff assists districts to prepare applications for funding, complete required reports and to manage programs in compliance with regulations. The Co-op Director also conducts trainings on state monitoring of categorical programs, the roles and responsibilities of School Site Councils and a variety of other topics related to state and federal programs as the need arises. Individualized consultation services are available to administrators of districts that belong to the Co-op.

0 to 8 Mental Health Collaborative

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Meg Walkley | Children & Family Support Specialist
441-4578 | mwalkley@hcoe.org

  • Working with the 0 to 8 Mental Health Collaborative Planning & Advisory Group to identify and organize trainings to cultivate a qualified early childhood mental health workforce across disciplines.
  • Coordinating ongoing professional development opportunities post trainings.
  • Facilitating communication and networking related to early childhood mental health across disciplines and agencies.
  • Working toward developing the infrastructure for an “in-county” early childhood mental health certification process.
  • Providing training to education and family services organizations on topics related to early childhood mental health.

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Local Child Care Planning Council (LCCPC)

Judi Andersen | Coordinator, Local Child Care Planning Council
445-7006 | jandersen@hcoe.org

Local Childcare Planning Council LogoThe mission of the Local Child Care Planning Council of Humboldt County is to assess, plan, and promote quality, accessible, affordable child care and development services reflecting the diverse needs of families throughout Humboldt County.

The LCCPC sets priorities for state funding allocations annually and conducts a comprehensive needs assessment every 5 years. We conduct outreach and education on the importance of child care to our community. The LCCPC works collaboratively with organizations throughout Humboldt County.

The LCCPC compiles data in the area of child care demand/availability/usage and other areas of need. Every 5 years a Child Care Needs Assessment is produced. Every year the LCCPC sets priorities by zip code for potential new state child care funding.

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MTSS Coalition - Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Peter Stoll | Program Director
845-2316 | pstoll@hcoe.org

Haley Jones | Psychologist/MTSS Coordinator
834-8182 | hjones@hcoe.org

MTSS LogoIndividuals with high ACEs are more likely to suffer from physical and mental health issues. HCOE recognizes the need and importance of supporting the improvement of school climate, social emotional learning, and supporting all students in their educational setting. This commitment to student learning and growth led to the formation of the Northern California MTSS Coalition, established during the 2015/16 school year.

The coordinators of the MTSS Coalition, Peter Stoll and Haley Jones, work as trained consultants supporting districts and school sites throughout Humboldt and Del Norte Counties with the training, implementation, and coaching involved with this initiative.

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California Preschool Instruction Network (CPIN)

Cindi Kaup | Regional Lead, CPIN Region 1
441-3912 | ckaup@hcoe.org

CPIN LogoCPIN’s mission is to provide high quality professional development and technical assistance to preschool teachers and administrators to ensure preschool children are ready for school. Our goal is to enhance the quality of early learning environments by presenting current information from the Preschool Learning Foundations, teaching strategies from the Preschool Curriculum Frameworks and the Preschool English Learners Guide.

We invite you to visit the CPIN website to learn more about what’s happening in our region and across the state.

CDD Resources: Preschool Learning Foundations & Preschool Curriculum Framework

These Department of Education-Child Development Division resources are valuable tools for helping early educators understand the knowledge and skills that we can expect children to exhibit in a quality program as they complete their first or second year of preschool. The preschool Curriculum Framework offers strategies for supporting the Foundations and enhancing the early learning environment.

These documents can be accessed through the CDD Resources website under “Teacher Resources.”

Early Childhood Professional Development Opportunities

A list of statewide CPIN professional development opportunities is available on the CPIN website. To register for a Humboldt county training visit the HCOE Professional Development page.

Transitional Kindergarten

CPIN also supported districts as they develop Transitional Kindergarten programs by sharing CDD resources on child development and helping to build relationships with the early education community.

Educational Services

Heidi Moore-Guynup | Assistant Superintendent - Educational Services
441-4502 | hmoore@hcoe.org

Instructional Leadership

Jennifer Fairbanks | Coordinator, Instructional Leadership; LCAP
441-4651 | jfairbanks@hcoe.org

Lori Breyer | Coordinator, School Support & Accountability
445-7019 | lbreyer@hcoe.org

General Inquiries

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445-7171 |