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Bishop Indian Education Center

Bishop Indian Education Center

Bishop Paiute Tribe

The goal of the Education Center is to provide quality educational supportive services for the youth of the tribe and surrounding community by maintaining a positive, supportive, and respsonsible staff dedicated to the development of well-rounded individuals. The Education Center will monitor student progress, offer tutorial services, workshops, scholarship opportunities, college and career counseling, mediation, parent conflict support, as well as a various activities for both parents and students.

Tutoring

  • After school tutoring for students 1st – 8th grade emphasizing reading and math
  • Evening tutoring is available to high school students and adults needing assistance with all academic subjects
  • TUTORING IS AVAILABLE MONDAY – THURSDAY (FRIDAYS & WEEKENDS UPON REQUEST)

Parent Supportive Services

  • Educational, social, and cultural activities and workshops are available to parents
  • Educational counseling
  • Conflict support
  • Mediation
  • Academic Support
  • Computer Support

Scholarships / College & Career Counseling

  • Tribal Scholarships – BIA and Bishop Tribal Scholarships are available to all enrolled Tribal members attending post-secondary institutions
  • Assistance with Federal Aid Forms, college and career counseling are also available – CONTACT STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR (760) 873-8740
760-873-3584

Resource Family Approval

Resource Family Approval

Aging and Social Services, Inyo County

The Resource Family Approval (RFA) program was developed to help meet California’s goal of ensuring that all children live in committed, nurturing, and permanent families. Specifically, RFA establishes a new family-friendly and child-centered approval process for all related and non-related families seeking to care for children and youth in foster care. Visit here to apply to become a Resource Family. Contact Katie Hawkins at 760-872-1727  for support in setting up an account, or email help@binti.com and indicate that you want to apply through Inyo County. You will receive a link via email to set up an account and complete an application. The Resource Family Approval program is operated by Inyo County Health and Human Services (HHS).
(760)872-1727

California Home Visiting Project

California Home Visiting Project

Inyo County Health and Human Services

The You and Me Under 3 Home Visiting Program is a personalized home visiting program offered through Inyo County Health and Human Services Public Health and Prevention Division, with funding and support from First 5 Inyo County and Maternal Child Adolescent Health programs. The program is available to pregnant women and families with children prenatally to 3 years old residing in Inyo County. Home visitors are certified users of Parents as Teachers Curriculum who specialize in child development and breastfeeding support. Through consistent home visits, home visitors will provide information on caring for children; help with questions and concerns; offer maternal mental health screenings; provide education and support about child development; and connect to a network of local support for families, activities and resources in the community The Child Home Visiting Project is offered through First 5, Inyo County Health and Human Services (HHS)
760-873-6453

Child Care Connection Toy Lending Library

Child Care Connection Toy Lending Library

Inyo County Office of Education

The Toy Lending Library offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor toys, games, puzzles, and educational activities. There are toys and activities available for a wide variety of ages. Families can check-out seven items at a time, for two weeks. If a family wishes to hold on to items for longer, they can call the office to extend the check-out for an additional month. There is a six week max for toy check-out. The Toy Lending Library is a membership based program. If you are interested, visit the Child Care Connection office to fill out the brief membership form, and pay a one time $5 fee. You will also need to provide a form of ID. The Toy Lending Library is open Monday – Thursday 8am – 4:30pm, and Friday 8am – 4pm.
760-873-5123

Child Care Connection Alternative Payment Program

Child Care Connection Alternative Payment Program

Inyo County Office of Education

The Inyo County Office Of Education (ICOE), Child Development Division (CDD) receives state and federal funding to provide programs to assist low-income families with the cost of child care services. The Alternative Payment Program and CalWORKs Stages 1, 2 & 3 programs are operated by ICOE CDD and serve nearly 200 children in Inyo County. These programs allow parents to choose from a variety of child care options to best meet the needs of their children. Child care may be provided in:

  • Licensed child care centers

  • Licensed family child care homes

  • License-exempt homes that meet program requirements

Alternative Payment Program
  • Provides child care assistance for low-income families

  • Serves children 0 to 13 years of age

  • Families must meet program eligibility and need criteria which is reviewed and verified at least once per year

  • Families are enrolled from an Eligibility List (EL) based upon greatest eligibility.

  • For more information regarding this child care subsidy program or to request an application for the EL, please call (760) 873-5123 x.0 or childcareconnect@inyocoe.org

Check back soon to access the EL application materials online.

CalWORKs Stage 1
  • Provides child care assistance for low-income families who currently receive public cash assistance through Inyo County Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Serves children 0 to 13 years of age

  • Families must receive a referral from their HHS caseworker to determine eligibility and need for this program.

CalWORKs Stages 2 and 3
  • Provides child care assistance for low-income families who previously received public cash assistance through the Department of Social Services

  • Serves children 0 to 13 years of age

  • Families must meet program eligibility and need criteria which is reviewed and verified at least once per year

  • Stage 2: Families may qualify for CalWORKs Stage 2 by documenting that they have been off of public cash assistance for less than two years. Families may be eligible for these services for up to two years after they no longer receive public cash assistance. If child care services continue to be needed after the two-year period ends, eligible families may qualify for Stage 3 child care services.

  • Stage 3: Families may qualify for CalWORKs Stage 3 if they transfer directly from a Stage 2 program. Families may continue to receive child care services through this program as long as funding is available and they continue to meet need and eligibility criteria and program requirements.

How to apply for help with child care payments?

Eligibility list application documents are available to download below:

For more information about any of the child care subsidy programs (i.e. the Alternative Payment Programs), email childcareconnect@inyocoe.org or call (760) 873-5123 x. 2123.

760-873-5123

Child Care Connection Preschool Program

Child Care Connection Preschool Program

Inyo County Office of Education

Our State Preschool Program offers free preschool to families who are income eligible at the following locations:

Los programas preescolares del estado se ofrecen gratis para las familias cuales califican basado en los ingresos. Nuestros programas preescolar son:

  • Big Pine State Preschool (Lic. # 143801727)

  • Bishop State Preschool (Lic. # 144803397)

  • Round Valley State Preschool (Lic. # 144802244)

  • West Bishop State Preschool (Lic. #143808560)

The state preschool program offers:

  • Kindergarten readiness

  • A chance to make friends and have fun

  • Adventures and discovery in science activities

  • Opportunities to explore, achieve, learn , and play

Families whose gross income is equal to or less than the amount shown for the corresponding family size may be determined eligible.

APPLICATION INFORMATION HERE!

Los programas preescolares del estado ofrecen:

  • Preparacion para el Kindergarten (escuela primaria)

  • Una oportunidad para conocer amigos y divertirse

  • Aventuras y descubrimiento a traves de actividades cientificas

  • Oportunidades para explorer, aprender y jugar

Sugerimos que todas las familias visiten las preescolares antes de la matricula.

¡INFORMACION PARA APLICAR AQUI!

760-873-5123

Child Care Connection Play Days

Child Care Connection Play Days

Inyo County Office of Education

A free monthly kids event. At Play Days you and your child, or the child(ren) you care for, will hear a story and then have several fun learning activities to do together related to the book we read on the videos. You will take a short survey after watching the video to win a free book and the activities to go along with the book. Call to learn more and find out future dates.

760-873-5123

Toiyabe Indian Health Project Mobile App

Toiyabe Indian Health Project Mobile App

Toiyabe Indian Health Project

Toiyabe Indian Health Project strives to promote cultural values and integration of indigenous healing to support overall wellbeing. This app provides access to opioid and substance use disorder screening, behavioral health and substance use recovery tools, an opportunity for community members to learn language and find resources within the community to support wellness. You will learn more about the healthcare services Toiyabe offers and will have the opportunity to make an appointment with a provider directly from the palm of your hand. Please seek the advice of a doctor before making any treatment decisions. View the attached flyer for more information on how to download the App.
760-873-8464

IMACA Tax Assistance

IMACA Tax Assistance

IMACA

Since 1980, IMACA has passionately served the many communities of Inyo and Mono counties as the sole Community Action Agency in the area. With the support of generous donors and dedicated volunteers and community partners, we strive to see our mission through – our mission to support, educate, empower, and advocate for vulnerable populations in our community. AARP Tax Aide Program Local volunteers provide free tax preparation services to Inyo and Mono residents. Ask about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child and Dependent Care Credit (CDCTC)!
760-937-1397

IMACA LIHEAP Utility Assistance and Weatherization

IMACA LIHEAP Utility Assistance and Weatherization

IMACA

Since 1980, IMACA has passionately served the many communities of Inyo and Mono counties as the sole Community Action Agency in the area. With the support of generous donors and dedicated volunteers and community partners, we strive to see our mission through – our mission to support, educate, empower, and advocate for vulnerable populations in our community. Having trouble paying your energy bills? We can provide cash assistance to pay for: electric, wood, propane, or oil. We can also help if you are facing a crisis like a shut-off notice or a failing heating or cooling appliance. Begin the online application for utility assistance here. Can’t keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter? Apply for our FREE Weatherization Program for energy-efficient upgrades! Weatherized homes have lower home energy costs and are happier, safer, and healthier! Visit here to be added to the Weatherization waitlist.
760-873-8557