Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Program Mission

The mission of the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program is to provide quality education and support opportunities to caregivers of children and youth in out-of-home care so that these providers may meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and youth in the foster care system.**

**The FKCE programs are overseen by the local colleges under the direction of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

Why is the FKCE Program Important?
The dramatic increase in the state's foster care population has been attributed to many factors: there are a greater number of children living in poverty, increasing numbers of parents who abuse alcohol and drugs, and increasing cases of child abuse and neglect. The FKCE program plays a vital role in providing licensed foster parents and relative caregivers with the training and education that will help them in meeting the multifaceted and often complex needs of the foster children in their care.

All training sessions are FREE. Although our target audience is mainly foster parents and relative caregivers, our trainings are open to everyone in the community including social workers, group home staff, family and friends.  For a list of upcoming trainings, please refer to the calendar.

Child Care
Childcare will not be provided for any of the FKCE classes, unless otherwise stipulated.

Staffing and Trainers
Doris Gentry, FKCE Program Specialist, dgentry@napavalley.edu
Susan Sanderson, Instructional Assistant, Ssanderson@napavalley.edu

Napa Valley College
Building 3000A 

2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy
Napa CA 94558
Phone: (707) 259-6083
Fax: (707)