Orientation Meeting Notice 8/31/2012

Dear CARES Plus Participants

Thank you for your prompt response to our acceptance email.  This message is to inform you of the upcoming CARES Plus Orientation Meetings.  At this meeting, we will introduce the online training program, demonstrate how to register on the Teachstone site and provide materials for you to begin  the program.  The online training program has  undergone many improvements and enhancements to ensure a positive learning experience. Teachstone enhancements include a Quick Start Guides, a 3 minute tutorial on how to navigate the courses, online activities with video clips embedded in the online program, screencasts of the logon process and online FAQs.

The orientation will  focus on the navigating the Teachstone site, both the new CLASS Toddler and the CLASS Pre-k, and understanding the CORE requirements and timelines. Attendance is required of all first year CARES Plus participants, encouraged for returning participants doing the CLASS Toddler and optional for returning participants enrolled in only Component A (21 Hours of Training) and B (unit bearing coursework).

We are scheduling two meetings, one in Placerville and one in South Lake Tahoe. Please call if you have any questions.

CARES Plus Orientation Meeting - Placerville
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE)
6767 Green Valley Road- Conference Room G  (map)
Placerville, CA 95667

CARES Plus Orientation Meeting - South Lake Tahoe
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
6:30p.m. -7:30p.m.
Lake Tahoe Community College
One College Drive - Room A106 (map)
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Contact Info

Elizabeth Blakemore,


6767 Green Valley Road

Placerville, CA 95667

Phone: (530) 295-2312

Fax: (530) 295-1506

Email: eblakemore@edcoe.org