Foster and Kinship Care (FKCE)



The Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) program at Lake Tahoe Community College offers FREE classes and trainings for current and prospective Resource Families (foster care and kinship care, relative or non-relative) who live in South Lake Tahoe. Our programs are designed to engage and educate Resource Families so they are able to meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and youth. Training topics we offer cover a wide range of subjects, with a focus on Trauma, Resource Family Approval (formally Foster Family), and Kinship Providers support and trainings.





Dana McKnight-Flentroy
FKCE Program Director
(530) 541-4660 x 528



Please review and complete the appropriate forms to participate and complete coursework:

Highlighted Resources
We would like to bring awareness to traumatic brain injury and shaken baby syndrome. Here are some informative videos in hopes of preventing the devastating, lifelong impact on infants and children:

ZOOM Information

We look forward to providing you with our Foster and Kinship Care Education training in a live online environment via Zoom. 

Here are the requirements of your participation in order to receive credit/certification:

Zoom Guidelines:


Resource Family Approval

The state of California has implemented a variety of changes to help streamline the process of becoming a foster parent that are both family friendly and child centered. Pre-Service trainings based on the newly implemented process are available at LTCC. Please contact Dana McKnight for more information or to register for classes.

Family and Kinship Care Education Advisory Minutes


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