Events & Training

Events & Training

 

April

 

Parent Child Premium Program – Child Behavior Pathways

Learn parenting tools while your child gains social skills in our program. Child Behavior Pathways is a joint program between CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine. Our 9-week series utilizes an evidence-based curriculum helping parents learn. Techniques to increase positive parent-child interactions. Tools for responding to common attention-getting behaviors. Approaches for preventing disruptive behaviors in the future. Strategies to foster a child’s attention, social skills, and self-esteem.

Audience:  Parents of children of children ages 3-6.
Location:  IUSD ECLC: 1 Smoketree, Irvine 92604
Date:  Every Wednesday from April 11 – June 6, 6 - 8 p.m.
Fee:  $500 per family, which covers 2 adults and 1 child for the entire 9-week series. Scholarships are not currently available for this service
Register: If interested in participating in the parent- only portion of this class and would like more information regarding program fees contact us at: 949-267-0200. Click here for the flier.

 

Developmental Screening 2018 Training Opportunity – Help Me Grow Orange County

In support of the effort to have all children in Orange County receive developmental and behavioral screenings with evidence based screening tools, Help Me Grow is offering training on the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Third Edition (ASQ-3).

Audience: Early childhood education professionals, early intervention, social services, mental health, or health care providers
Location: Help Me Grow Orange County, 2500 Red Hill Avenue, Suite 290B, Santa Ana, CA
Date: Thursday, April 19, 8 a.m.-noon
Fee: $45 for individuals living or working in Orange County, $80 for nonresidents
Register: Visit http://www.helpmegrowoc.org and choose “Training Opportunities” to register.
Information: Call 949-267-0310 or email helpmegrow@hs.uci.edu. View flier here.

 

Ready to Learn - Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) Parent Education Series

Learn how to use PBS Kids digital resources to enhance literacy and STEM skills at home through hands-on activities.

Audience: Parents
Location: Early Childhood Learning Center, 1 Smoketree, Irvine, Multipurpose Room (MPR)
Date: Thursday, April 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Please call 949-936-5890 to RSVP. RSVP required for all classes. Child care will be provided if RSVP'd. View flier here.

 

2018 Annual Conference and Expo - California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAAEYC)

Save the date for the Annual Conference and Expo. Initial planning is underway and the Conference Committee is working towards selecting a meaningful theme and keynote speakers who will inspire you with new possibilities.

Audience: Early Childhood Education Professionals
Location: Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA
Date: Thursday, April 19 - Saturday, April 21
Fee: TBD
Register: Visit https://caeyc.org/event/caeyc-events/2018-caaeyc-annual-conference-and-expo/ for registration updates and details.

 

California Preschool Program Guidelines – Orange County Department of Education Instructional Services Division

This new document from the California Department of Education, examines the role of the administrator and teacher in strengthening early learning environments for young children. Explore the components and structure of the California Preschool Program Guidelines and ways in which administrators and teachers can utilize and apply this information to enhance the quality of their preschool programs.

Audience: Early Childhood and Special Education Professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Building A, Boardroom, Costa Mesa, CA
Date: Thursday, April 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $20
Register: Registration opens March 15; register here. Accepting online registration only, no walk-ins accepted. View flier here.

 

Early Childhood Educator Spring Conference – Orange Coast College Early Childhood Department and The Early Childhood Club

There will be two workshops on Early childhood Pathways and Careers: Listen to a panel of experts discuss options in the ECE field, as well as their personal journeys; and a Sing-A-Long: music and movement through rhythm stick activities. Learn some new songs and music activities to do with young children.

Breakfast and snack included.

Audience:  Early childhood educators
Location:  Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, in the EC Lab 118
Date:  Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fee: $20, Breakfast and snack included
Register: The workshop is open to the first 50 people and tickets will go fast. Contact one of these individuals: jellis@occ.cccd.edu, jchaiyakal@occ.cccd.edu, or kjones68@occ.cccd.edu for tickets!
Information: Click here for flier.

 

4th Annual Conference, Making a Difference: Foundations for Strengthening Families - Children’s Home Society of California

Child Care Providers and educators are invited to this free conference on using the Five Protective Factors to enhance child development and increase family strengths. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Audience:  Child care providers and educators
Location:  The Grand Long Beach, 4101 East Willow Street, Long Beach, 90815
Date:  Saturday, April 28, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee:  Free
Register: Please RSVP online by visiting their website at https://www.chs-ca.org/workshops-and-events/orange-county
Information: Click here to view the event flier.
 

May

The Integrated Nature of Learning – Orange County Department of Education Instructional Services Division

Discover new ways to integrate learning across the curriculum. Learn how play, learning, and curriculum fit together to provide high quality learning environments. Join us as we apply the principles of curriculum in both indoor and outdoor environments through play, daily routines, conversations and social interactions.

Audience: Early Childhood and Special Education Professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Building D, Room 1002/3, Costa Mesa, CA
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $20
Register: Registration opens March 20; register here. Accepting online registration only, no walk-ins accepted. View flier here.

 

H.E.L.P. Conference, Helping Educators Learn Practical Strategies – Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council

This conference will provide educators working with young children an opportunity to learn new strategies that support children with “difficult to manage” behaviors. Gain insight into the function of behaviors; learn to implement prevention strategies; determine replacement skills needed and how to reinforce pro-social behavior. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Audience:  Educators working with children ages 2 – 10 years of age.
Location:  Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Building D – Conference Center.
Date:  Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee:  $25
Register: Register online at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef8kr5... Registration closes April 27.
 Information: Priority registration provided to teachers working at a Title V, Center-based (CSPP/CCTR) program.  (Use code: HELPAB212 if you work in one of these programs). For registration assistance, please email randrus@ocde.us or call 714-708-4993.

 

Developmental Screening 2018 Training Opportunity – Help Me Grow Orange County

In support of the effort to have all children in Orange County receive developmental and behavioral screenings with evidence based screening tools, Help Me Grow is offering training on the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2).

Audience: Early childhood education professionals, early intervention, social services, mental health, or health care providers
Location: Help Me Grow Orange County, 2500 Red Hill Avenue, Suite 290B, Santa Ana, CA
Date: Friday, May 4, 8 a.m.-noon
Fee: $45 for individuals living or working in Orange County, $80 for nonresidents
Register: Visit http://www.helpmegrowoc.org and choose “Training Opportunities” to register.
Information: Call 949-267-0310 or email helpmegrow@hs.uci.edu. View flier here.

 

Collaborative Problem Solving Tier 1 Training – Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child

An innovative trauma-informed approach for teaching, treating and parenting kids with challenging behaviors. In-depth comparisons of how CPS more effectively addresses behavior than traditional models. Experience the process to assess and plan intervention components of the CPS model. Application of strategies for when a child has difficulty with cognitive flexibility, emotional regulation, or expressing needs. Practice strategies for proactively working with children to build skills for areas of chronic challenges. Implementation of strategies to foster positive relationships and skills.

Audience:  Parents, caregivers, mental health providers, and educators.
Location:  145 W. Main St., Tustin, CA. HBCC – Suite 260
Date:  Friday, May 4, Friday May 18, Friday June 1.
Fee:  $375 by April 2, or $400 after April 2.  BPT Processing Fee applies, or mail check to HBCC for no fee - NASW Members 25% Discount Email Debra Ann for NASW Code
Register: Register online at https://oc-cps-5-4-18.brownpapertickets.com/
Information: Click here for flier. 1 grad credit available through Portland State University. 16 CEU’s through NASW. Contact Debra Ann at dafarian@hbcc.us 

Preschool English Learners Principles & Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning – California Preschool Instructional Networks (CPIN)

Goals: To provide teachers with strategies for educating young English learners and familiarize them with the research that informed those strategies. To help teachers and administrators recognize the gifts and talents that preschool English learners bring to their classrooms and programs. To introduce the resource guide, “Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning”

Audience:  Early Childhood Educators
Location:  National University. 3390 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Rooms 220/243
Date:  Thursday, May 10, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee:  Click here for flier
Register: Online registration required http://ocde.k12oms.org/1237-147653

 

Developing Strong Families- Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) Parent Education Series

Educational success and social emotional development blossom when caring adults support one another and their children. Develop strategies and techniques to express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power, and expand possibilities. 

Audience: Parents
Location: Early Childhood Learning Center, 1 Smoketree, Irvine, Multipurpose Room (MPR)
Date: Thursday, May 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Please call 949-936-5890 to RSVP. RSVP required for all classes. Child care will be provided if RSVP'd. View flier here.

 

Sense of Self – Orange County Department of Education Instructional Services Division

Learn how to plan developmentally and culturally appropriate preschool classroom strategies to help children develop self-awareness and self-regulation skills. Examine ways to help children manage their attention, feelings, impulses, and thoughts that will help them strengthen their self-concept and self-confidence. This workshop will include hands on activities.

Audience: Early Childhood and Special Education Professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Building D, Room 1004/5, Costa Mesa, CA
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $20
Register: Registration opens April 11; register here. Accepting online registration only, no walk-ins accepted. View flier here.

 

Collaborative Problem Solving Introductory Overview – Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child

Comparisons of how CPS more effectively addresses behavior than traditional models. Overview of how to assess and plan intervention components of the CPS model. Understanding of strategies for when a child has difficulty with cognitive flexibility, emotional regulation, expressing needs. Understanding of strategies for proactively working with children to build skills for areas of chronic challenges. Understanding of strategies to foster positive relationships and skills.

Audience:  Parents, caregivers, mental health providers, and educators.
Location:  Quail Hill Community Center, 35 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine, CA
Date:  Thursday, May 17, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee:  $129 by April 2, or $149 after April 2.  BPT Processing Fee applies, or mail check to HBCC for no fee - NASW Members 25% Discount Email Debra Ann for NASW Code
Register: Register online at https://oc-cps-intro-5-17-18.brownpapertickets.com/ (link is external)
 Information: Click here for flier. Certificate for 7 PDU’s is provided to each attendee from Mass General Hospital. Contact Debra Ann at dafarian@hbcc.us

 

Friendship Building, Empathy, and Emotional Understanding – Orange County Department of Education Instructional Services Division

Explore the importance of friendship building, empathy and emotional understanding for young children. We will exam ways to build emotional vocabulary and strategies to acknowledge and express appreciation for children’s empathic responses. This workshop will include hands on activities.

Audience: Early Childhood and Special Education Professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Building D, Room 1004/5, Costa Mesa, CA
Date: Thursday, May 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $20
Register: Registration opens April 12; register here. Accepting online registration only, no walk-ins accepted. View flier here.

 

July

 

CCDAA Great Administrators Seminar  - California Child Development Administrators Association (CCDAA)

Great Administrators is different. Blending the highest-level content with peer-to-peer experience designed to enhance your skills and bring you to a new level of awareness and thinking for your agency’s strategic and financial success. You have experience. You have wisdom. But, you can sense the world is changing quickly. Survival depends on adaptability and the skill to create cohesive yet flexible communities. Share with and learn from your peers in an intimate, dynamic, think tank environment. Shape your community; shape yourself. Walk away with practical ideas on how you and your agency can leverage the true power of community and its collective wisdom to solve a complex array of problems ranging from increasing enrollment, to creating truly innovative professional development, and ensuring that your agency is prepared to confidently face the future. Great Administrators is an evidence-based, evaluated training system, utilizing over 30 years of longitudinal studies in objective.

Audience:  Program administrators
Location:  Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 92663
Date:  Wednesday, July 25 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Thursday, July 26 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee: $435 for non-members, $285 for members
Register:  Mail registration with payment to: CCDAA, 1107 2nd Street, Suite 320, Sacramento CA 95814 or fax to: 916-443-5924.
 Information: Click here for flier to register