Foster & Kinship Care Education

The Foster and Kinship Care Education program provides a variety of free training classes for Foster/Resource parents and relative caregivers, providing both pre-service classes for prospective Resource Foster and Adoptive parents and continuing education for existing Resource Foster and Kinship caregivers.

For more information or to register for our upcoming Foster & Kinship Care classes:   Email: fostercare@elcamino.educall 310-660-6460 or text 424-279-4430

To become a resource foster or adoptive parent:  Call 888-811-1121.  To register for resource parent (RFA) classes:  Call 213-640-3082 or 213-640-3079

Foster and Kinship Care Classes

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Foster & Kinship Care Education

A wide range of class topics are offered in order to meet the educational, emotional, behavioral, and developmental needs of children and youth in out-of-home care.

All classes are FREE and open to the public:

  • Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE)
  • Relative Caregiver (Kinship) and non-related family caregivers — Enhanced Orientation and other classes designed for those caregivers.
  • Resource Family Approval (RFA) for prospective resource foster/adoptive caregivers.
  • Pre-Service & RFA/SCI Renewal Hours Trainings Include:
  • SCI--Specialized Care Increment (Formerly known as D and F Rate)
  • W-Rate (caring for pregnant or parenting youth) Whole Family Foster Care for families
  • Help Your Foster Kids Get Into College! Turning Dreams Into Degrees, 8th-10th Grade (Module 1) 11th - 12th Grade (Module 2)
  • Children's Oral Health

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm. Campus office visits by appointment, closed weekends and holidays.

To Register: Visit or call 310-660-6460

Questions? Contact Us

Foster & Kinship Education at the Community & Continuing Education Office

Phone: 310-660-6460

Text: 424-279-4430

Social Science Building, Room 101