Foster and Kinship Care (FKCE)


Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) offers FREE classes and trainings for Foster care and Kinship care (relative or non-relative) providers in South Lake Tahoe. Our programs are designed to engage and educate Foster and Kinship Care providers so that they can meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and youth. Training topics cover a wide range of subjects including parenting skills, child development, behavioral issues, child abuse and neglect, developmental issues, teen issues such as gangs and sexuality, and many other relevant community issues.

(All classes are open to the community)



LTCC offers non-credit trainings in Foster and Kinship Care Education in both Spanish and English! Anyone is welcome to attend and no registration is necessary. These trainings will be from 5:30pm to 8:30pm on these dates:

  • Drug and Behavior: Wednesday, November 30 in Room L104 (library building)
  • Self-Care for Care Givers: Wednesday, December 14 in Room L104 (library building)

 Trauma series facilitated by Dana Mcknight-Flentroy M.S.W.                                      Theses classes will begin January 10th please contact Dana Mcknight-Flentroy M.S.W. for  more information regaurding the class.


Held EVERY Tuesday & Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Family Resource Center:
    Bijou School
    3501 Spruce Avenue
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Free childcare and food available!

Developed to offer support and ongoing trainings for family care givers, the community, and foster familys.


Please contact Susannah Hill MS at (757) 615-1165 or for more information.


Lake Tahoe is in critical need of foster homes to support our community's most vulnerable children. Today, there are over 70 local foster children placed in foster homes "off the hill" as far as five hours away because of the shortage of local foster homes. These children not only experience the trauma of being mistreated and removed from their homes, but also the trauma of being removed from their school, neighborhood and all semblance of familiarity.

Pre-Service Trainings

We will be offering Pre-Service Trainings beginning in January at Lake Tahoe Community College at 5:30pm

Monday, January 16
• Wednesday, January 18
• Monday, January 23
• Wednesday, January 25
• Monday, January 30
• Wednesday, February 1
• Monday, February 6


Please contact Dana McKnight-Flentroy ( for more information about becoming a Foster Parent and additional dates for Pre-Service Trainings.

 Comercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

We are pleased to announce approval for 5 CSEC in South Lake Tahoe. The first will be presented in Spanish on December 6th. Please contact Susannah Hill MS for more information at (757) 615-1165 or