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California Association for the Education of Young Children is pleased to announce the Awards and Grants applications are now available. Awards and Grants are open to all current members of CAEYC and are designed to promote professional growth and educational support. To learn more about the awards, click: CAEYC Annual Conference Award and CAEYC Presidents Education Award. Successful applicant will receive $1000 for graduate degree or credential study in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. Member may apply for both grant categories. Simply fill out the application and provide all supporting documents. Application packages must be received in the CAEYC office no later than Thursday, January 15.



Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Competencies Video Series is now available on the California Department of Education web site. This series begins with an introductory video giving an overview of the ECE Competencies publication that describes California’s professional standards for people working in the field of early childhood (children birth to kindergarten entry). Each of the remaining 12 videos explains a competency area which includes important comments and insights from content experts highlighting research-based best practices for the early childhood professional. These videos can be accessed online at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/ececomps.asp

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Training and Events

City of Irvine

Welcome to Kindergarten- City of Irvine and Tustin Unified School District
Workshop for parents interested in learning more about the Tustin Unified School District’s enrollment process, Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Programs.

 

Audience: Parents of children who will begin kindergarten in Fall of 2015 in the Tustin Unified School District
Location: Northwood Community Park, Meeting Room, 4531 Bryan Avenue
Date: January 29, 7-8:30 p.m.

Fee: Free

Registration:Seating is first-come first-served. No registration prior to the event

Information: Participants are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to reserve their seat. Due to limited seating, this is an adult presentation. No child care is available.



Welcome to Kindergarten- City of Irvine and Irvine Unified School District
Workshop for parents interested in learning more about the Irvine Unified School District’s enrollment process, Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Programs.

 

Audience:  Parents of children who will begin kindergarten in Fall of 2015 in the Irvine Unified School District
Location: Council Chamber, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA
Date: February 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
Fee: Free
Registration:Seating is first-come first-served. No registration prior to the event

Information: Participants are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to reserve their seat. Due to limited seating, this is an adult presentation. No child care is available. The presentation will be available online at cityofirvine.org beginning Wednesday February 18.


Super Saturday- City of Irvine
Staff development day for early care and education professionals. Over 30 workshops on a variety of topics will be offered. Click on the title to view the flyer, listing workshop titles and more information.

 

Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road, Irvine, CA 92604
Date:Saturday, March 14, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fee: $10 per participant 

Registration: Click on title for registration form. Use the form for fax, walk-in, or mail registration (include payment).

Information: Priority registration for individuals and groups living or working in Irvine through Wednesday February 25. Non-resident registration begins, Thursday, February 26. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Light lunch provided at the day of the event. For questions, contact 949-724-6632.
January

Online Director Mentor Information Session- The California Early Childhood Mentor Program
Ten Director Mentor Information Sessions will be offered to recruit potential Director Mentors and provide information about how to apply. Each webinar provides: Context of the Director Mentor component in the Mentor Program; Purpose and goals of the program for ECE administrators; Expectations of Director Mentors; Stipends, professional development, and other benefits for Director Mentors; Requirements to apply to become a Director Mentor and application procedures; How the Mentor Program uses the Program Administration Scale (Talan and Bloom, Second Edition, 2011) to select and re-certify Director Mentors (includes a copy of the book for every participant and a brief training on its use).

Once selected by the Mentor Program Selection Committee, a Director Mentor works with less experienced directors, site supervisors, assistant directors, family child care providers, or experienced directors to provide support, suggest resources, and encourage the Protégé Director to gain the skills and confidence needed to succeed.

 

Audience: Early childhood directors
Location: Online
Date: Varies, dates offered  to January 
    
Fee: $20
Registration: http://directormentorinfosession.eventbrite.com
Information:
cverarde@chabotcollege.edu. Director Mentors receive a stipend for their work with Protégés, as well as opportunities for professional growth and participation in the community of Director Mentors (see next page for FAQs).
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The Language of Materials: Reggio Inspired Programs Educator Roundtables- Fullerton School District
Roundtables offered that focus on the languages of materials as an ideal learning tool in the early childhood development and curriculum. Participants experience the joy and intensity of learning as they work with a variety of materials and tools to expand and refine their own curriculum ideas. Teachers and educators will have the opportunity to work with clay, paints, wire, natural materials, and photography, having hands on experiences and practice on useful techniques to facilitate children’s explorations.

 

Audience: Early childhood educators and professionals
Location:
Richman Elementary School, MPR 700 S. Richman Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
Date: Varies, dates offered  to April 2015
   
Fee: $25 per session
Registration: Complete attached form (click on title above), mail/email/fax or call 714-447-2858
  
Information:714-447-2858


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

Art Across the Curriculum- California Preschool Instructional Networks
Learn hands-on art activities to support learning across the curriculum. Explore new ways to incorporate art into your classroom and support your understanding of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework Volume 2: Visual Arts. Experience firsthand classroom art strategies and receive an award winning “Smart Art Book” and classroom art materials. Join your friends and colleagues in this exciting fun learning experience!

 

Audience: Early Childhood Educators and Professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, Building A, Boardroom, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Fee: $20 per workshop  
Date: Saturday, January 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Registration:
http://ocde.k12oms.org/1237-93243
Information:  714-966-4171 or vortega@ocde.us



February

Early Childhood STEM Conference: The Children’s Center at Caltech, Child and Families Commission of Orange County, Think Together, and Orange County Department of Education Join the 4th Annual ECSTEM Conference. Participate in a teaching laboratory where you will learn new ideas about STEM instruction and how to integrate STEM-related activities into your indoor and outdoor classroom space. Visit the ECSTEM Hall of inquiry with various vendors related to Early Childhood curriculum, materials and tools needed to grow confident learners.  

 

Audience: Early childhood educators and professionals
Location: Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa, CA  

Date:February 5-7, 2015     

Fee:
$250 for 2 day conference; $220 for 1 day conference
Registration: 
www.ECSTEM.org  



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