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.

Quality Start OC QRIS

Orange County's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early learning programs. Over 380 early learning programs in Orange County participate in Quality Start OC, including school district, non-profit, faith-based, and private centers, family child care homes, and other settings that serve young children. Participants receive free coaching, training, and incentives to support continuous quality improvement. To learn more about Quality Start OC including how to participate or how to search participating program’s ratings, please click here.


Directors Conference

This conference, designed specifically for program leaders and directors, features keynote speaker Scott Peebles, MFT, and breakout sessions to help you effectively manage teachers and parents in your program.

​Organizer: California Early Childhood Mentor Program
Audience: Early childhood education professionals
Location: Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA
Date: Friday, March 29, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee: $60
Register: Visit to register. View flier here.


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: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 1-3 p.m.
Fee: $150 per person OR $250 per couple
Register: Visit for registration updates.


Helping Your Child Succeed In School – Parent University

Join this six-week class and learn how to help your child succeed in school and life through “Parents on Board.” The class will help you learn new methods and techniques on how to support your child’s learning in a positive, fun, and creative way.

Organization: Irvine Family Resource Center, Irvine Unified School District
Audience: Parents and caregivers of K-6th grade children
Location: Prevention & Intervention Conference Room (N21) – 3387 Barranca Pkwy. Irvine, CA
Date: Thursdays, April 11-May 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fee: $70 per person, $85 per couple (exact cash or check only)
Register: Call 949-936-7501 or email to register. View flier here.