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.

 

July

 

Children’s Support and Parenting Program – Strengthening Families Curriculum

This 11-session program provides parents the support they need to build strong relationships and give family members valuable tools to become a healthy family.

Organizer: Orange County Health Care Agency
Audience: Parents of children ages 7-17 years
Location: South Orange County Family Resource Center, 22481 Aspan St., Lake Forest, CA
Date: Every Monday, July 23-September 24, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Call 714-480-4678 or 949-364-0500 to register. View flier here

 

Parent-Child Premium Program

This 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, and approaches for preventing disruptive behaviors in the future. Learn strategies to foster a child’s attention, social skills, and self-esteem.

Organizer: Child Behavior Pathways
Audience: Parents of children ages 3-6 and early childhood education professionals
Location: IUSD, Early Childhood Learning Center, 1 Smoketree, Irvine, CA
Date: Tuesdays, July 24 – September 11, 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $150
Register: Visit https://www.childbehaviorpathways.com/schedule.html# to register. View flier here

 

Children’s Support and Parenting Program – Strengthening Families Curriculum

This 11-session program provides parents the support they need to build strong relationships and give family members valuable tools to become a healthy family.

Organizer: Orange County Health Care Agency
Audience: Parents of children ages 7-17 years
Location: 1200 N. Main St., Ste 300, Santa Ana, CA
Date: Every Wednesday, July 25-September 19, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Call 714-480-4678 to register. View flier here

 

CCDAA Great Administrators Seminar

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. Walk away with practical ideas on how you and your agency can solve a complex array of problems ranging from increasing enrollment, to creating innovative professional development, and ensuring that your agency is prepared to confidently face the future.

Audience:  Program administrators
Location:  Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA
Date:  Wednesday, July 25 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Thursday, July 26 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee: $285 for members, $435 for non-members
Register: Click here for flier to register

 

Train Staff to Use Technology in Your Program Webinar

Explore ways to connect emerging and changing technology to your team’s daily goals and their work with students. Create professional development for digital learning that allows staff to learn new material, practice skills and reflect on experiences. Gain more of an understanding of key digital learning competencies, a plan for capitalizing on existing staff expertise and experiences to build professional development and strategies to incorporate digital learning into your hiring processes.

Organizer: Afterschool Tech Toolkit
Audience: Early childhood education professionals and directors
Location: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 9-10 a.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3061486065205665795 to register

 

Support Social Development in the Early Childhood Inclusion Classroom with Music Webinar

Social development is a learned complex skill that is critical for success throughout life. Trainer will introduce participants to songs and rhythmic chants that support necessary social skills in developmentally appropriate and enjoyable ways. Gain a better understanding of how music-making experiences can provide important opportunities for social development in the early childhood inclusion classroom, and how to approach music-making with young children to support social skill development in any child, particularly those whose social development may be delayed.

Organizer: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood education professionals
Location: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 12-1 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55DB80804E3C to register

 

Seven Must-Haves for Successful and Sustainable Social-Emotional Learning Webinar

There are common practices that lead to creating a successful and sustainable social-emotional learning (SEL) environment and positive school culture. Presenters will describe the seven essential areas of focus for successful and sustainable SEL and will share their experiences on how to implement mindsets-based SEL, including practical strategies and innovative approaches to incorporate the seven essential elements.

Organizer: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood education professionals
Location: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 1-2 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D783814B38  to register

 

Supporting the Grieving Student Webinar

The vast majority of children experience the death of a close family member or friend by the time they complete high school. Learn essential information you need to provide sensitive, appropriate support to grieving students of all ages including how to support and initiate conversations with children and their families, provide practical advice, and learn to appreciate the importance of long-term follow-up after a significant loss.

Organizer: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood education professionals and librarians
Location: Webinar
Date: Thursday, July 26, 12-1 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55DB84814838 to register

 

Setting Your Child Up for Success: Transitioning from Summer to School

Participants will learn what School-Readiness really means and how to prepare your child for school success. Learn strategies to stick to morning and bedtime routines, work through separation anxiety, and saying goodbye.

Organizer: Child Behavior Pathways
Audience: Parents of children ages 3-6 and early childhood education professionals
Location: Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA
Date: Monday, July 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 for members of Pretend City and OCAEYC, $10 for non-members and guests
Register: Visit https://16116.blackbaudhosting.com/16116/Setting-Them-up-for-Success to register

 

August

Apps to Teach Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Webinar

Learn about apps that support learning and engagement of students with autism spectrum disorder. Subjects of learning include ELA, math, behavior needs, and schedules. These apps can be utilized throughout the school day to support students’ handwriting, reading, spelling, and more.

Organizer: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood education professionals
Location: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 12-1 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D88784463B to register

 

Grandparents’ Day Event

Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to spend the morning at Trabuco Center enjoying arts and crafts and story-time! Don’t have a grandchild or grandparent? That’s ok, you can still join us to meet someone new. Activities geared for ages 4-9 to participate alongside a senior.

Organizer: City of Irvine
Audience: Grandparents and families with young children
Location: Trabuco Center, 5701 Trabuco Road, Irvine, CA
Date: Thursday, August 2, 8:30-10 a.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Registration required at yourirvine.org or by calling 949-724-6610. Course #10667. Groups of 10+ must pre-register by calling 949-724-7422. View flier here

 

Parenting Group

Join this 8-week series for parents and guardians who want to see their children succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Gain creative tools to strengthen your relationship with your child and learn how to respond effectively to their challenging behaviors.

Organizer: The Incredible Years Parenting Group
Audience: Parents of children ages 2-12
Location: Costa Mesa Family Resource Center, 307 Placentia Ave., Ste 203, Newport Beach, CA
Date: Every Wednesday, August 8-September 26, 5-7 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Come 30 minutes early to first class to register. View flier here

 

Trauma-Sensitive Practices for a Positive, Thriving Classroom Webinar

In every early childhood setting, there is likely to be one or more children who have experienced trauma. All children, including children who have experienced trauma, benefit from classrooms with strong social and emotional strategies in place. Learn what trauma is, what the impact of trauma looks like in young children, and specific trauma-sensitive practices to gain an understanding of how these practices support children’s healthy social and emotional development.

Organizer: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood education professionals
Location: Webinar
Date: Thursday, August 9, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D78285493B to register

 

Promote Digital Learning in Afterschool Webinar

Implementing digital learning in meaningful ways requires the support and effort of all of your stakeholders. Learn how to create a communication plan in order to promote and to gain support for digital learning in your afterschool program. In addition, practice creating or improving your messaging about digital learning in your program and learn to tailor your message to varied audiences.

Organizer: Afterschool Tech Toolkit
Audience: Early childhood education professionals and directors
Location: Webinar
Date: Monday, August 13, 9-10 a.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5860543602360634627 to register

 

Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse Webinar

Web-based apps and devices have transformed students’ lives, creating new privacy risks and changing ways of social interaction. Learn how to develop a healthy online/offline balance and understand the connection between excessive use of smartphones, screens, and digital communication and privacy and reputational harms.

Organizer: edWeb.net
Audience: Education professionals working with elementary and middle school age children
Location: Webinar
Date: Monday, August 13, 1-2 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED56DF8683463A to register

 

Best Practices for Promoting Development: Birth to Age Three Webinar

Explore what babies, toddlers, and two-year-olds are accomplishing during each age and stage, and how targeted interaction and play can foster development along the way.

Organizer: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood education professionals
Location: Webinar
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED53D98180463E to register

 

Creative Expression as a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Tool Webinar

Creative expression is a low-cost and low-barrier intervention that helps children name and manage their emotions, develop strategies for coping with adversity, and build resilience. Learn how to use creative expression as a tool for building social emotional learning (SEL) skills and how to respond to their art in a way that builds trust and connection with them and their emotions.

Organizer: edWeb.net
Audience: Education professionals working with school-age children, administrators, SEL program leaders, counselors, psychologists, and ESL specialists
Location: Webinar
Date: Thursday, August 16, 1-2 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D680864F3A to register

 

Back to School Basics: How to Reach the Child who Struggles from the Start Webinar

The first six weeks of school are critical for establishing routines and practices that increase academic performance, boost teacher effectiveness and satisfaction, and reduce discipline referrals. Learn the skills needed to transform children who are aggressive and defiant into cooperative members of your learning community from the start.

Organizer: edWeb.net
Audience: Education professionals working with pre-k and school-age children
Location: Webinar
Date: Thursday, August 23, 1-2 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED56DE80854B39  to register

 

Managing Parent Stress through Self-Care and Mindful Practices

Participants will learn about what it means to be mindful, how to better cope with stressful situations, and mindfulness strategies to implement into your daily practice.

Organizer: Child Behavior Pathways
Audience: Parents and early childhood education professionals
Location: Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA
Date: Monday, August 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 for members of Pretend City and OCAEYC, $10 for non-members and guests
Register: Visit https://16116.blackbaudhosting.com/16116/Mindfulness--Parenting to register. Registration closes August 24

 

Digital Citizenship: New Lessons for a Changing World Webinar

Digital Citizenship is an award-winning comprehensive curriculum which covers a range of topics from media balance to cyberbullying to privacy. It prepares students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. Learn about the fall 2018 updates including new topics, new lessons, videos for grades 3–5, and materials that are easy to share through Google Apps.

Organizer: edWeb.net
Audience: Education professionals working with school-age children, librarians, and technology coordinators
Location: Webinar
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 1-2 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED56DF89814E30 to register

 

September

October

November

California Forum for Professional Development

An advanced learning series for early childhood education trainers, coaches, and faculty.

Organizer: California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAAEYC)
Audience: Early Childhood Education Professionals
Location: Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA
Date: November 8-10. Times vary by date
Fee: Early bird pricing: $325 for CAAEYC member, $425 for nonmembers through September 17
Register: Visit http://www.caeyc.org/ for updates. View flier here

 

Orange County Early Childhood Collaborative Conference

Save the date for the Early Childhood Collaborative Conference entitled, “The Power of a Story.”

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: Friday, November 16 – Saturday, November 17
Fee: TBD
Register: Visit https://ocaeyc.membershiptoolkit.com/ for updates. View flier here