A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization
"serving foster children and the families who care for them"
2015 QUALITY PARENTING INITIATIVE NATIONAL CONFERENCE
January 20-22, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Conference Registration Fee is $200
Conference Hotel Room Rate is $105/night (double occupancy)
Fore more information visit our 2015 QPI National Conference Page
CHANNEL 8 "I ADOPT YOU" FEATURES CTK
On June 1st CTK and Barbie Caldwell were featured on Channel 8 "I Adopt You" segment with Marcella Lee, anchor woman. Visit the link
to see this interview. http://www.cbs8.com/story/25672988/san-diego-county-names-its-foster-parent-of-the-year
NORTH COUNTY FOSTER FAMILY PICNIC
Our North County Foster Family Picnic, Health & Wellness Fair/Community Partner Outreach Day was held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at San Dieguito Park in Solana Beach. Thanks to all who participated and to our community partners for sharing your services available to our children in foster care.
FOSTER PARENT VOICE
Next Foster Parent VOICE meeting date is Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Straight From The Heart in San Marcos.
CAR SEAT SAFETY AND INSTALLATION TRAININGS
Thanks to a grant from Supervisor Dave Roberts of District 3, SD Couny Board of Supervisors, we were able to offer car seat clinics to foster and adoptive families, with free car seats included. The classes were offered in October, 2013 and January, February and April, 2014.
MUSIC TOGETHER CLASSES
Thanks to Kara Howard of The Vocal Experience for this amazing class that just ended after 18 months. Our children were blessed with your talent in teaching that all children have musical talent and it is therapeutic. Many of our special needs kids will benefit for life and we appreciate your dedication to making the Music Together program available to us. We would also like to thank the Staples Foundation and InspireKidz.org for helping us fund these classes.
Many thanks go out to Emmanuel Faith Community Church and The Church at Rancho Bernardo for the many Respite Days you provide for our families during the year. We appreciate the reprieves and activities that you provide for both the children and parents. It is appreciate by all who utilize your respite.
THANKS TO KOHL'S CARES FOR KIDS
For providing helpers at many of our foster family events. Your volunteerism is over the top!!
ANNUAL CAMPING TRIP TO CARPINTERIA STATE BEACH
We had our annual camping trip to Carpinteria State Beach in August. We had a princess/pirate party, camped under the starts, participated in the Junior Ranger program, saw lots of sea life, enjoyed the tide pools, kayaking, nature animals and most of all socialization with other foster families. For some of our kids it was the first time they ever camped and for others it was re-connecting with friends. Thanks to the David T. and Dorris E. Staples Foundation for helping us fund this amazing annual adventure.
SUMMER SWIMMING LESSONS & LEGOLAND ADVENTURE
While we had a break from Music Together Class during the summer our kids were able to stay connected and participate in indoor swimming lessons and enjoy a trip to Legoland. What a bunch of swimmers and friendly adventurers group we have!!
PETCO PARK FUNDRAISING TEAM
Thanks to our amazing fundraising Petco Park team of volunteers. This fundraising project is a huge project that we could not do without each of your individual help. We worked 29 Padre games plus the Mexico Soccer Game and these funds enable us to provide the activities and services we provide to our foster, adoptive and kinship families. If you are interested in joining our team, please email us and let us know. There will be a mandatory food handlers training for the next season in March, 2014 and we will add you to our notification list.
APPRECIATION DAY FOR PETCO PARK FUNDRAISING TEAM
Our fundraising team was treated to a Padre game on Saturday, September 7th in appreciation for all of their hard work throughout the baseball season. That was a fun day and the Padres even won!!!
THANKS TO THE SAN DIEGO PADRES
Thanks to the San Diego Padres, many of our families were able to enjoy the experience of attending some baseball games throughout the baseball season.
BIKES FOR KIDS DONATED
Thanks to William and Debbie Pollakov of Bikes for Kids who provided several bicycles to our kids through a Team Building Workshop hosted in Del Mar in June of 2013 and February, 2014. Some kids had big smiles on their faces as they were presented with bikes that were put together and presented to them by some folks attending a local corporate conference.
THANK YOU TO MARK & ARLENE FLEIGLER OF Old Fliegler's Farm
Our families had a blast on our visit to your farm on March 28th. What a fun filled day.
Thank you for sharing your farm, your home, your animals, the lesson on gardening, the craft project and lunch.
We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable adventure. Our families are so appreciative for all the hard work you put into making this day special for our kids.
FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT AT TORREY PINES GOLF COURSE
Thank You to all of our patrons who purchased discount tickets to the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course!!
This was a fundraiser made possible by The Century Club and we appreciate your support. Visit us again next year for your 1/2 price tickets.
AND THANK YOU to The La Jolla Cove Suites and Bank of Southern California for allowing us to use your facility for a ticket pickup point.
AND many thanks go out to our AMAZING FUNDRAISING TEAM that worked the 18th hole concession stand with us at the Tournament.
It was a huge success and we could not have done it without you!!
2013 CHRISTMAS PARTY
Our Options families enjoyed a Christmas party on December 16th and our North County foster families enjoyed a party on December 21, 2014. Thanks to Emmanuel Faith Church for providing us with the space and to everyone who helped us make these 2 events a hug success. Each child received a pair of pajamas thanks to Leez PJ's 4 Kids
CTK APPRECIATION DINNER
Thank you to Mission Hills Church and for helping us show our appreciation to our event and fundraising participants at our CTK Appreciation party and Pajama Giveaway on December 9th, 2012 at The Spaghetti Factory.
TUTORS AVAILABLE FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
Do you have a foster child that needs a tutor? Contact us and we can arrange for them to receive one.B
ANNUAL WHALE WATCHING TRIP
This annual event takes place on President's Day. Thanks to Helgren's Landing for making this opportunity affordable for us.
NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICE
If you are a foster parent or kinship caregiver, we offer free Notary Public service to you. Call us at (760) 716-4824 to make arrangements to have a signature notarized.
Del Mar Horse Show Family Night Out
Del Mar Fair Ticket Giveaway
Free Car Seat Clinic with Training
Disneyland Family Adventure
2013 Christmas Parties
Annual 7 Day Camping Trip to Carpinteria
Foster Parents Night out for dinner and "Wicked"
A day at Old Fleigler's Farm
2013 Foster Family Picnic
St. Patricks Day Party and BBQ Picnic
5th Annual CTK Charity Golf Tournament
Annual Whale Watching Trips
2012 Christmas Appreciation Party and Pajama Giveaway
Padre Games at Petco Park
AMN Back To School Backpack & School Supply Drive
4th Annual CTK Charity Golf Tournament
"Child and Babysitting Safety" Class for Teens
A Day At Wild Rivers
Foster Parent's Bus Trip to Dr. Phil & The Price Is Right
Foster Family Night Out & Play at Church at Rancho Bernardo
3rd Annual CTK Charity Golf Tournament
"The Game of Life" 12 Week Teen Life Skills Training
The Grinch Stole Christmas at The Old Globe Theatre
CTK Birthday Partyies & Picnics
2nd Annual CTK Charity Golf Tournament
After School Tutoring Program
1st Annual CTK Charity Golf Tournament
Knott's Soak City AdventureGirl Scout Troop #4947
Skin Care Class for Teens
Channel 10 Leadership Award presented to
Barbie Caldwell of Connected Through Kids.