Events & Training

Events & Training

October

Foundations and Curriculum Framework All About Number Sense – California Preschool Instructional Networks (CPIN)

Come and discover how the CPIN Math Foundations and Frameworks allow you to notice and take advantage of the ways math is all around us in your early childhood classroom. Number Sense will focus on young children developing concepts of number and their relationships. It will include the development of counting skills, understanding quantities, understanding "more and less", and developing an understanding of "adding to" and "taking away" operations.

Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive Building D, Room 1001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 per person
Register: Registration opens August 30. Visit ocde.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?gid=1237&id=138119 to register.
Information: Contact vortega@ocde.us or call 714-966-4171 for additional information. View flier here.

 

Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child – Child Care Provider Workshop

Caregivers of elementary-age children can learn to look at difficult-to-manage behaviors in a new way during this workshop presented by Debra Ann Afarian, a certified Think:Kids practitioner. 

Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: Quail Hill Community Center, 39 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine
Date: Thursday, Oct. 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $15 for those living or working in Irvine, $20 for non-residents
Register: Please call 949-724-6632 for more information. View and fill out the registration application here.

 

Challenging Behaviors in Young Children – Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) Parent Education Series

This presentation will provide you with strategies on how to manage and reduce challenging behavior, and help you develop a behavior support plan at home.

Audience: Parents
Location: Early Childhood Learning Center, 1 Smoketree, Irvine, Multipurpose Room (MPR)
Date: Thursday, Oct. 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.

 

Teaching Social and Emotional Skills – Heart of Connecting

Learn target strategies for teaching social and emotional skills needed to decrease challenging behaviors.

Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: 200 Newport Center Drive, Suite 306, Newport Beach
Date: Saturday, Oct. 21, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Fee: From $45 per person
Register: Visit heartofconnecting.com/early-learning-program-classes-workshops-registration for pricing and group rate information.
Information: Email Hayley@heartofconnecting.com or Sandy@heartofconnecting.com for additional information.

 

Spanish Workshop, Success in Special Education - The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

This Spanish-speaking interactive workshop is designed to provide easy-to-understand information about special education and will help families become active and knowledgeable IEP team members with a focus on collaborating with schools.

Audience: Parents of children with ASD, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders
Location: Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2500 Red Hill Ave., Ste. 100, Santa Ana, CA
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $20. Scholarships available upon request for families in need of financial assistance.
Register: Call 949-267-0471 or email centertraining1@uci.edu. View flier here.
 

Inclusion Collaborative State Conference 2017– Inclusion Collaborative from Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE)

This pre-conference is an interactive and reflective educational opportunity to understand and learn evidenced based practices for individuals involved in the care and education of children from birth to 5 years with and without disabilities to create or enhance inclusive practices in their respective programs and communities in which they live. Conference can be attended in-person or by virtual participation online through the SCCOE website.

Audience: Early childhood education professionals, administrators, and service providers working with children ages birth to 5 years.
Location: In-person: Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Dr., Conference Center Bldg D, Room D-1009, Costa Mesa, CA. Virtual conference: http://www.sccoe.org/index/Pages/default.aspx
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Visit http://ocde.k12oms.org/1233-139033 to register. Registration deadline is October 19. View flier here.
Information: Email cbrowne@ocde.us or ptupy@ocde.us for more details.

 

Inclusion Collaborative State Conference 2017– Inclusion Collaborative from Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE)

This conference is an interactive and reflective educational opportunity to understand and learn evidenced based practices for individuals involved in the care and education of children from birth to 12th grade with and without disabilities to create or enhance inclusive practices in their respective programs and communities in which they live. Conference can be attended in-person or by virtual participation online through the SCCOE website.

Audience: Early childhood education professionals, administrators, service providers, and parents working with children ages birth to 12th grade.
Location: In-person: Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Dr., Conference Center Bldg D, Room D-1009, Costa Mesa, CA. Virtual conference: http://www.sccoe.org/index/Pages/default.aspx
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 9 a.m.- 4:15 p.m., Thursday October 27, 8:30 a.m.- noon
Fee: Free
Register: Visit http://ocde.k12oms.org/1233-139142 to register. Registration deadline is October 19. View flier here.
Information: Email cbrowne@ocde.us or ptupy@ocde.us for more details.

 

Foundations and Curriculum Framework Volume 3: Physical Science – California Preschool Instructional Networks (CPIN)

Explore the principles of physical sciences including motion, gravity, speed, velocity, and sound. Examine simple machines and how to teach the principles of living and non-living objects. Learn about physical science in this, hands on workshop with make and take materials.

Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive Building D, Room 1001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Date: Thursday, Oct. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 per person
Register: Registration opens Sept. 7. Visit ocde.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?gid=1237&id=138120 for registration information.
Information: Contact vortega@ocde.us or call 714-966-4171 for additional information. View flier here.

 

November

Meaningful Materials: An In-Depth Investigation in the Use of Expressive Materials – OCAEYC

The presentation is designed for educators to learn more about the meaningful use of expressive materials. After a powerpoint presentation, participants will have an opportunity for a hands-on experience.

Audience: Early childhood education professionals
Location: St. Paul Preschool, 1221 Wass St., Tustin, CA
Date: Saturday, November 4, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Fee: $30 regular price, $20 for OCAEYC members
Register: Visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eeo9zjxu99eee6fd&llr=dxz7nddab to register.
Information: Email jburrell@ocaeyc.com for more details

 

Music and Movement – ECSTEM Professional Development Division and the Children’s Center at Caltech

Children are naturally curious about music and songs. See the relationship between instruments, songs, and movement to STEM in early childhood.

Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: The Children’s Center at Caltech, 1200 E. California Blvd. MC 1-133, Pasadena, CA
Date: Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m. – noon.
Fee: $70 per person
Register: View registration form here

 

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) – Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child

This 4-week course 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, 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. 

Audience: Parents and educational professionals
Location: Heart 4 Kids Coaching, Training & Therapy Center, 145 W. Main Street, Suite 260, Tustin
Date: Saturdays, Nov. 4-Dec. 2, 10 a.m.–noon. *No class Nov. 25
Fee: $150 per participant, $250 for two
Register: Call 714-695-1057 or email dafarian@hbcc.us. Space is limited to 10 participants, register ASAP. View the flier here.

 

Developmental Screening 2017 Training Opportunities – Help Me Grow

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 the following training on the Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Third Edition (ASQ-3).

Audience: Early childhood education professionals, early intervention, social services, mental health, or healthcare providers
Location: Help Me Grow Orange County, 2500 Red Hill Ave., Suite 290B, Santa Ana
Date: Monday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m.-Noon.
Fee:  $45 for individuals living or working in Orange County; $80 for individuals living or working outside of Orange County
Register: Visit helpmegrowoc.org and choose “Training Opportunities” or call 949-267-0310 for additional information and training opportunities. View flier here.

 

Toilet Training…Help!  – Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) Parent Education Series

Learn basic principles of toilet training and how to know when your child is ready. This step-by-step approach will help you and your child navigate through this normal developmental process.

Audience: Parents
Location: Early Childhood Learning Center, 1 Smoketree, Irvine, Multipurpose Room (MPR)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 9, 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.

 

California Forum for Professional Development – CAEYC

The California Forum for Professional Development is focused on helping early childhood education trainers, coaches and faculty hone their skills. Program content will include reflective practice, new ideas, collaboration, pedagogy, along with theory and research.

Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: Renaissance Palm Springs, 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Date: Nov. 9-11
Fee: Early bird price before 10/13/17: CAEYC member: $295; Nonmember: $395. Regular fee after Oct. 13: CAEYC member: $355; Nonmember $455
Register: Register online at forum.caeyc.org/forms/forum-registration-form/ or return registration form via mail or fax. View registration form here

 

Outdoor Classroom Specialist Level I Training Series – The Outdoor Classroom Project

This three full-day workshop series will provide early childhood professionals a unique opportunity to acquire enhanced skills for cultivating and sustaining the Outdoor Classroom at their centers. Topics include: Fundamentals of Anchoring the Outdoor Classroom, Evaluating Outdoor Programs and Environments, and Fundamentals of Implementing the Outdoor Classroom.

Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: Orange County locations vary by date
Date:  Saturday, November 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
           Saturday, December 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
           Saturday, January 6, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
Fee: $395 for the 3 workshop series. There is a 10% discount for staff from Outdoor Classroom Project Demonstration or Recognized Sites.
Register: Visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eele4f20d1ecbb9e&oseq=&c=&ch= to register.
Information: Light breakfast and lunch included. Call 747-217-0713 or email outdoor-classroom@caltech.edu for registration assistance and cancellation or missed workshop policies. 
 

Quality Start OC Collaborative Conference – OCAEYC

Save the date for “Creating Magic in Early Childhood,” the annual Orange County Collaborative Conference.

Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman, Irvine
Date: Saturday, November 11, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register: Visit facebook.com/events/1327015657396001/ for registration information and updates.

 

Developmental Screening 2017 Training Opportunities – Help Me Grow

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 the following 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 healthcare providers
Location: Help Me Grow Orange County, 2500 Red Hill Ave, Ste 290B, Santa Ana
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fee: $45 for individuals living or working in Orange County, $80 for individuals living or working outside of Orange County
Register: Visit helpmegrowoc.org and choose “Training Opportunities” or call 949-267-0310 for additional information and training opportunities. View flier here.

 

Vietnamese Workshop, Success in Special Education – The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

This Vietnamese-speaking interactive workshop is designed to provide easy-to-understand information about special education and will help families become active and knowledgeable IEP team members with a focus on collaborating with schools.

Audience: Parents of children with ASD, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders
Location: Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2500 Red Hill Ave., Ste. 100, Santa Ana, CA
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 5:45-8:00 p.m.
Fee: $20. Scholarships available upon request for families in need of financial assistance.
Register: Call 949-267-0471 or email centertraining1@uci.edu. View flier here

 

Helping Your Behaviorally Challenging Child – Parent Workshop

Gain insight into your children’s difficult-to-manage behaviors during this workshop presented by Debra Ann Afarian, a certified Think:Kids practitioner.  

Audience: Parents
Location: Quail Hill Community Center, 39 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine
Date: Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $15 Irvine residents, $20 for non-residents
Register: Register online at irvinequickreg.org (course # 190655) or call 949-724-6610. View flier here.

 

Do You Need Help with Your Picky Eater? – Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) Parent Education Series

Learn how to deal with your picky eater and discuss taste and texture, creativity in the kitchen, and how to introduce new foods.

Audience: Parents
Location: Early Childhood Learning Center, 1 Smoketree, Irvine, Multipurpose Room (MPR)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 16, 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.

 

Understanding and Navigating Special Education – The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

This interactive workshop is designed to provide easy-to-understand information about special education and will help families become active and knowledgeable IEP team members with a focus on collaborating with schools.

Audience: Parents of children with ASD, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders
Location: Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2500 Red Hill Ave., Ste. 100, Santa Ana, CA
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $20. Scholarships available upon request for families in need of financial assistance.
Register: Call 949-267-0471 or email centertraining1@uci.edu. View flier here.

 

December

Spanish Workshop, Success in Special Education – The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

This Spanish-speaking interactive workshop is designed to provide easy-to-understand information about special education and will help families become active and knowledgeable IEP team members with a focus on collaborating with schools.

Audience: Parents of children with ASD, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders
Location: Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2500 Red Hill Ave., Ste. 100, Santa Ana, CA
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $20. Scholarships available upon request for families in need of financial assistance.
Register: Call 949-267-0471 or email centertraining1@uci.edu. View flier here

 

Raising a Reader – Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) Parent Education Series

The term "early literacy" describes far more than just the ability to read, write, and understand language. Early literacy includes every encounter your child has with language. Develop confidence in understanding and fostering early literacy skills with your child.

Audience: Parents
Location: Early Childhood Learning Center, 1 Smoketree, Irvine, Multipurpose Room (MPR)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 7, 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.

 

Supporting Students with Ongoing Challenging Behaviors – Heart of Connecting

Identify the function of behavior and putting a plan in place to support challenging behaviors.

Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: 200 Newport Center Drive, Suite 306, Newport Beach
Date: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Fee: From $45 per person
Register: Visit heartofconnecting.com/early-learning-program-classes-workshops-registration for pricing and group rate information.
Information: Email Hayley@heartofconnecting.com or Sandy@heartofconnecting.com for additional information.