Events & Training

Events & Training

The Child Care Coordination Office compiles this list of workshops and events for early care and education professionals to enhance the quality of child care in Irvine. Many of these events would also be beneficial for families having young children. These events are organized by third-party organizations, unless otherwise noted, and are not managed by the City of Irvine.

 

Announcement

Call for Trainers - Super Saturday
Staff Development Day for Early Care and Education Professionals

Proposals due: November 15
Event date: March 9, 2019

The City of Irvine invites you to submit a workshop proposal for Super Saturday Staff Development Day for Early Care and Education Professionals (ages 0-5) on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Lakeview Senior Center in Irvine. Participants include professionals working with infant, toddler, and preschool children. Event capacity is approximately 270 participants and registration typically fills. Four one-hour sessions are offered between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Individual workshop attendance varies between 10-40 participants per session.

We welcome your expertise and want to hear what you would like to share with colleagues in the field. If you are interested in participating as a trainer, please complete each section of this form and return by November 15, 2018 to Angela Carroll at acarroll@cityofirvine.org, fax 949-551-8504 or mail to the Child Care Coordination Office at 14341 Yale Avenue, Irvine, CA 92604.

 

November

101 Proven Strategies and Tips

Learn how to introduce habits to your child that can be sustained over a lifetime... Leading to self-confidence, resilience and the ability to make good decisions. Speaker, Nellie Valentine, will share simple and effective systems she has used in her home with her children from toddler to adulthood which have effectively prepared them for achievement and independence.

Organization: Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child
Audience: Parents and early childhood education professionals
Location: 145 W. Main Street, Tustin, CA
Date: Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fee: $75
Register: Call 805-479-1736 or email nellie@swankybrain.com to register. 

 

Orange County Early Childhood Collaborative Conference

The Early Childhood Collaborative Conference titled, “The Power of a Story,” is a full day of engaging workshops for early learning professionals and a guaranteed day of fun.

Organizer: Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children (OCAEYC)
Audience: Early childhood education professionals
Location: Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA
Date: Saturday, November 17
Fee: $179 General or $110 OCAEYC Members
Register: Visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dxz7nddab&oeidk=a07efnatdqwac47f584 to register. View flier here.

 

December

Early Development Index (EDI) Town Hall Meeting

The Early Development Index is a valid and reliable measurement tool implemented in all public kindergarten classes in Orange County. Over the last nine years, Children and Families Commission of Orange County has supported the collection of data and has identified areas of readiness and vulnerability of kindergarten students which is then used to inform community and educational planning.

Join other community leaders to learn how to use this data to provide targeted and intentional early childhood educational experiences as well as specific interventions to support the vulnerabilities in kindergarten through third grade.

Organization: Children and Families Commission of Orange County
Audience: Early childhood educators, district and community/city agencies, parents, and service providers
Location: Quail Hill Community Center, 39 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine, CA
Date: Monday, December 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: RSVP by 11/26 to Janette.Medrano@cfcoc.ocgov.com. View flier here.

 

January

Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child 4-Week Course

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) offers a new way to understand and help ALL children, regardless of a diagnosis, especially those with difficult-to-manage behaviors, which usually comes with a diagnosis. CPS is an evidence-based, skill-based, best-practice approach which will help give you insight into what might be getting in the way for those with behavioral challenges, while you learn how to teach to the lagging skills.

Organization: Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child
Audience: Parents and early childhood education professionals
Location: 145 W. Main Street, Tustin, CA
Date: Tuesdays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 10 a.m. - noon
Fee: $150 per person OR $250 per couple
Register: Visit https://hbcc.us/4-weekday-mornings to register.

 

Sanity School Live, The Art of Managing Your Child's Challenges - 6 Weeks to a More Peaceful Family Course

Sanity School was created to help parents improve family life while raising kids with complex challenges. With practical training, coaching, and support, parents become more confident, home life becomes more peaceful, and kids become more successful.

Organization: Sanity School and Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child
Audience: Parents and early childhood education professionals
Location: 145 W. Main Street, Tustin, CA
Date: Tuesdays, January 22 – February 26, 10 a.m. - noon
Fee: $275 per person OR $375 per couple
Register: Visit https://sanityschool.com/product/ for registration updates.