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“When all the work results in a grant or contract award, you know that you are on the right track and others in the field are cheering you on,” Tevis said. Regular funding is provided through a variety of sources including, the California Department of Education, San Benito County United Way, Santa Clara County, San Jose City, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Packard Foundation, and the First Five program. The funding is utilized by providing approximately 2000 kids per day with professional and caring child care. Half of that number are cared for by home providers, individual homes that have been licensed by the state. “We have about 110 licensed home providers,” Drury said, adding that most of the homes the agency con- tracts with are in the Monterey and Watsonville area. The providers receive CPR and first aid training, in addition to curriculum, scheduling, and fire prevention training. They are also required to attend a minimum of 9 hours of early childhood education classes. Go Kids’ Family Child Care Specialists offer complete home care consultations on a regular basis, evaluat- ing the overall program and ensuring state mandated compliances are being met by the provider. They also offer suggestions on how to interact with the children. “We do what’s called play and learn sessions,” Drury said. “We’ll buy some materials, these are usually materials you find in your home. They become the doll house, they become the car, whatever else. The whole id