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Foster & Kinship Care Education

COVID-19 UPDATE: All classes have been moved to a live online format.  To register: email at or call 310-660-6460.  

TRAINING SCHEDULE:  Summer 2021 Foster & Kinship Care Schedule  All classes live on Zoom!

The Foster and Kinship Care Education program provides a variety of training programs 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.  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. The following provides an overview of our course offerings.

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.
  • D-Rate (emotional/behavioral difficulties) Pre-Service and Continuing Education Classes
  • F-Rate (medically fragile) Foster Care Pre-Services and Continuing Education Classes
  • W-Rate (caring for pregnant or parenting youth) Whole Family Foster Care for families
  • Renewal Classes for Basic, D, F, and W Rate re-certifications
  • Resource Family Approval (RFA) for prospective resource foster and adoptive parents

To REGISTER:   Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm, closed weekends and holidays.  Call 310-660-6460 or E-mail: