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City of Irvine

Parents DO Make a Difference- City of Irvine
Join Dr. Michele Borba, award-winning author of 22 parenting and educational books, as she presents practical strategies to help parents improve their child’s behavior, self-esteem, character and resilience in school and at home. 


Audience: Parents
Location: Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA
Date: Thursday, April 30, 6-9 p.m. 
Fee: $15 for Irvine residents, $20 for non-residents
Registration:  Please arrive early to register at the door.
Information: 949-724-6632. Each participant will receive a copy of Dr. Borba’s best-selling book Parents DO Make a Difference: How to Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds, and Caring Hearts

Creating a Culture of Acceptance in Preschool and After School Programs- City of Irvine
If you want the children in your program to be more responsible, compassionate, respectful, self-controlled, and more accountable for their actions, this workshop is for you. Based on Dr. Borba’s award-winning book, “Building Moral Intelligence,” this session provides simple and proven ways to cultivate these attributes.  


Audience: Early childhood educators and professionals who work with children ages 0-12 years
Location: Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA
ate: Friday, May 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
Fee: $15 for Irvine residents/Child Care Provider, $20 for non-residents
Registration:  Complete registration form. Please arrive early to register at the door.
Information: Each participant will receive a copy of “Building Moral Intelligence.”


2014-2015 Spring Workshops- California Preschool Instructional Networks
Workshops include: Language and Literacy, Phonological Awareness and Alphabet Recognition, Foundations and Curriculum, etc.


Audience: Early Childhood Educators and Professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Fee: $20 per workshop day
Date: Varies, Workshops offered from January to May  
Registration: Click on title for registration link to each workshop

Information:  714-966-4171 or vortega@ocde.us

7th Annual Community Resource Fair- Families Forward 
Over 50 local organizations provided free services and resources: fun children’s activities, free mobile dental and medical clinics, free groceries, and free career, financial, legal, and housing consultations. Click on the title above for organizations that will be attending.

Audience: Families
Location: Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
Date: May 2, 10 .am.-1 p.m.
Information: info@families-forward.org or 949-552-2727

California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework Volume 3: Earth Sciences- California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)
Workshop will focus on the strategies teachers can use to promote children’s knowledge of earth sciences (e.g. sun, moon, air, and soil) and changes in the seasons and weather by using weather-related vocabulary (e.g. sunny, cloudy, rainy, windy).

Early childhood educators and professionals
Location: Los Alisos Intermediate School- Room H-3, 25171 Moor Blvd., Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Date: May 8, 12-2 p.m.

Registration: 949-580-3362

Equipping an Emerging Generation- Orange County Department of Education (OCDE)
The power of closing the rigor gap, increasing graduation rates, reducing college remediation. Presented by Michael Fullan, renowned educational researcher and leading authority on the culture of change.


Audience: Early childhood educators and professionals
Location: Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840
Date: May 19, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Fee: Free
Registration: click here

Information: jmackey@ocde.us or 714-966-4007. Self-Parking is $8 per car

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