About the Program
Take Your Child to Work Day is a career day that serves as an enriching educational experience for our County employees’ children, not only exposing them to what the adults in their lives do during the work day, but showing them the potential value of their education, and providing an opportunity to envision their future.
The County Administrator’s Office approved this new program, County-wide, to serve as an enriching day to expose children to careers and to their parent or mentors work place.
This program will give children first-hand knowledge of the different careers and services provided by our departments and divisions. Children will learn how County employees’ work is aligned with the County’s strategic goals. They will hear from our County leaders, professionals, and will be able to see and experience many of the County’s programs by hands-on and interactive activities.
Snacks and a commemorative gift will also be provided to your child.
Who Can Participate in this Program?
This event is open to children from the ages of 5 to 18. The program is open to employee’s children, nieces, nephews, or other mentees within this age range. Employees may bring up to 4 children each, but please keep in mind that parents or guardians must remain with their child(ren) the entire time of the program.
How Can You Participate?
- Fill out the participation form and get your supervisor and/or department head’s signature.
- Review the safety guidelines to ensure all participants are safe, while enjoying this event.
- Submit the completed and signed form to the Department Coordinator for your department.
- Notify your child’s school to advise them your child will be attending this event. Some schools may provide school credit if your child gives a report on what they learned from this event.
Download Participation Form
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On the Day of the Event
Bring your child at 1:00 p.m. to the County Administration Building at 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, CA. Additional parking is located at the lot located on the corner of Administration and Mendocino.
There will be tours of office sites, activities, and booths for your child to visit in front of the Administration Building. Tour guides will be present to lead any tours you sign up for ahead of time. Tour registration information will be sent out one week prior to the event. (Please sign up for only two tours.)
Healthy snacks will be available in one of the booths.
Children are to return with their parents for work time at their offices at 3:30 p.m. for the remainder of the day.
Remember: Parents/guardians must remain with the child(ren) at all times during this event.