We will not be offering in-person workshops and trainings at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will continue to monitor local, State and Federal guidelines for guidance and information as we assess when to resume in-person workshops and trainings.

As part of PACCC’s mission and values to support the professional growth of early childhood professionals in our local community, The Provider Connection offers workshops, trainings, CPR and reflective discussion groups for teachers throughout the year. We also offer wellness workshops to encourage self-care and well-being for parents and professionals who care for children.

The Provider Connection is here to meet the needs of the providers in our community. If there is a specific workshop area, topic or trainer you would like to see offered at Palo Alto Community Child care, please contact

Community Workshops 

Helping Families with Young Children as the World Reopens - Sponsored by the Stanford University WorkLife Office

Preschool | Elementary

With Brittney Reiser, LMFT, Parent Educator
Date: Thursday, July 22
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm via Zoom  

During this workshop, strategies will be discussed to help your child cope and manage his or her feelings. Identify and discuss common anxiety triggers, such as the current school situations, social dynamics or lack thereof, sleep, and separation issues all during the pandemic and as the world starts to re-open.


Mindful Technology - Weaning Ourselves off Screens and Getting Back to Pre-pandemic Interactions - Sponsored by the Stanford University WorkLife Office

Preschool | Elementary

With Susan Sto, BSE, Parent Educator
Date: Tuesday, July 27
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm via Zoom

Our year of living online is slowly coming to an end. And now it's time for us all, children and parents, to reduce the amount of time we spend in front of our screens. Be the role model your children need, and begin to build back a family schedule and traditions that don't include screen time. It might feel challenging, but together your family can learn to reclaim valuable in-person and screen-free time.


Re-Emergency: How to Ease Back in to Family Life after the Pandemic - Sponsored by the Stanford University WorkLife Office

Preschool | Elementary

With Kiran Gaind, MS, Parent Educator
Date: Wednesday, August 4
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm via Zoom

To be discussed:  
a. Children getting ready for school in the morning and getting to school on time
b. Parents/guardians helping children get ready for school/ preparing lunches/getting the kids out the door
c. What strategies could help parents/guardians, as well as children, prepare for these changes

There are currently no workshops. Please check back soon.