Welcome, foster, kin, and adoptive families!

We appreciate all you do for Colorado’s children and youth. We hope the learning you find here helps you in your efforts.

Please explore our classes and register for those that will support your parenting. Remember: Each member of a couple must register for classes individually, even if you’ve created your accounts together.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact us. We’re glad to help.

CWTS training time is considered professional work time, as it is required in order to effectively carry out the duties of your role(s). Due to the sensitive nature of the content delivered in CWTS courses and to protect the learning environment for all learners, children, of any age, are not allowed in training. When planning to participate in training, please make alternative child care arrangements.

Foster Parent Core Training

Foster Parent Core Training meets the pre-certification training requirements set by Colorado rules and regulations for licensure to operate a Family Foster Care Home. This training provides introductory level information needed to successfully become a foster, kinship, or adoptive parent. Participants can expect to learn about the legal process, including how children and families become involved with the child welfare system and the services provided to support the family unit.

Participants will also gain an understanding of how to work alongside child welfare agencies and a family of origin while providing a nurturing and therapeutic environment to offset the impact of maltreatment on children and youth in the foster care system.

Additional topics covered in the training include child abuse and neglect, child development, discipline, creating permanency for children and youth, cultural considerations, and family preparation.

To see available classes in your region and register, click here and type “Core” into the filter box.

In-service Classes

Congratulations! You’ve completed Foster Parent Core – but where do you grow from here?

We hope you’ll continue your learning as your family grows and changes. Click Register to see all the classes for foster, kin, and adoptive parents in your region.

Need help with your search? Try one or more of these tricks:

  • Type a keyword (for example, “adolescents”) into the filter box and click “Submit.”
  • Order classes by start date – click the start date to arrange classes from soonest to furthest out; click again to reverse the order.
  • Restrict your search to a specific date range by using the “From” and “To” fields.
  • Search outside of your region by using the Region drop-down menu.

Happy learning!

Short cuts

Use these links to find what you’re looking for fast.

Register for classes.

To find Foster Parent Core Training, type “Core” into the filter box and click “Submit.”

Read our Training Guidelines.

Read our Reimbursement Guidelines.