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Super Saturday- Call for Proposal

The City of Irvine Child Care Coordination Office invites you to  submit a workshop proposal for Super Saturday 2015. The Super Saturday Staff Development Day for Early Care and Education Professionals will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Lakeview Senior Center in Irvine. Participants include professionals working with infants, toddlers, preschool and school age children (in an after school setting) in either a center or family based environment. Four one-hour sessions are offered between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. During each session, participants have the opportunity to select from up to eight available workshops. Event capacity is approximately 270 participants and registration typically fills.  Individual workshop attendance varies between 10-40 participants.


We welcome your expertise and want to hear what you'd like to share with colleagues in the field. Some requests for topics include: Infant and toddler care, leadership (teambuilding, recruitment/retention, guidance), transitions, building relationships with children, and hands on activities/workshops across the curriculum. If you are interested in participating, please complete each section of this form and return by October 23,2014 to Leili Sadaghiani at  lsadaghiani@cityofirvine.org, fax 949-551-8504, or mail to the Child Care Coordination Office, 14341 Yale Avenue, Irvine, CA 92604. Please complete a separate form for each proposal.

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

The California Department of Education, Child Development Division is pleased to announce the release of the California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 3, and its companion publication, the California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 3. Both publications cover the domain areas of history-social science and science. This Volume 3 set completes California’s preschool foundations and preschool curriculum framework series. They can be purchased directly from CDE Press at 1-800-995-4099 or at sales@cde.ca.gov. For more information, contact Laura Bridges, Child Development Consultant, at lbridges@cde.ca.gov or 916-323-1340.

Help Me Grow connects children and their families to developmental services to enhance the development, behavior and learning of children birth through 5 years.

Help Me Grow has added an online link in English or Spanish where parents and health care providers can provide a child’s information and a description of the issues or concerns. Within 1-2 business days, Help Me Grow will contact the child’s parent to learn more about their needs and to provide connection to programs and services. Click here to get started with Help Me Grow. 

Training and Events


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 October to January 
Fee: $20
Registration: http://directormentorinfosession.eventbrite.com
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).


The Child Development Centers Webinar Series of 2014- The CAPPA Foundation
Receive professional development in a format convenient to you. Webinars canassist you in identifying activities that make you light up and provide a foundation for re-engaging your passion. Plan to spend a fun, interactive, and informative hour exploring the depth of your passion for your daily work. The workshop will allow for sharing, self-reflection and understanding why passion is central to the quality of human life.

Audience: Early care and Education Professionals
Varies, click title for more information
$99 for each workshop

Fall Workshops- California Preschool Instructional Networks (CPIN)

Workshops include: The Foundations of Social-Emotional Development (Volume 1); California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework, History-Social Science and Science (Volume 3); California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework, Language and Literacy; And Overview: Volume 1 Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework.


Audience: Early care and education professionals   
Location: Varies, click on title for more information
$20 per workshop day
Date:Varies, workshops offered October-December  
Registration:Link provided in flyer, click the title above for linksInformation:

Challenging Behaviors in Young Children- IUSD Early Childhood Learning Center
Is your child’s behavior interfering with their learning, development and success at play? Your child is communicating with their behavior and there is always a reason. 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: MPR Room, 1 Smoketree, Irvine, CA 92604
Date: Thursday October 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; 6:30-7:30 p.m.   
Registration: Please call 949-936-5890 to RSVP for all class.
Information: Child care will be provided.

Toddler CLASS Observation Training- Quality StartOC
Build an in-depth understanding of the Toddler CLASS™ Observation tool and learn how to use the tool to accurately observe and code classrooms. Explicit instruction and guided practice using authentic classroom videos help you prepare for the CLASS™ reliability test that follows this training. After completion of the two-day training, those who pass the CLASS™ reliability test  are certified to use the CLASS™ tool to observe and code classrooms for one year, after which annual recertification is required.


Audience: Early Childhood educators and professionals
Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, Building B, Room 1107
Date: November 7 and 8, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (must be able to attend both days)     
Fee: Free
Registration: http://ocde.k12oms.org/1419-89752    
Information: cblevins@ocde.us or 714-327-8185

An Invitation to Transitional Kindergarten Open House- Orange County Transitional Kindergarten Network
Receive the latest information and updates on Transitional Kindergarten: Legislation and policy, opportunities, and trainings. Enjoy networking with colleagues.  

Audience: Early childhood educators and professionals
Location: Disneyland Hotel, Castle Room
Date: November 21, 2014, 6-8 p.m.   
Fee: Free
Please register by November 7  http://ocde.k12oms.org/1239-90421
Information: sarnold@ocde.us  

Annual OC Early Childhood Collaborative Conference- Quality StartOC
Choose from over 16 engaging workshops appropriate for Preschool Teachers and Early Childhood Special Education Teachers, or register for workshop tracks designed just for ECE Leaders or TK Teachers.


Audience: Early childhood educators
Location: Disneyland Hotel, 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

Date: November 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.   
Fee: Early Bird Registration- $75 General/$65 OCAEYC; Members Late Registration (after 10/31/2014)- $90 General/$80 OCAEYC Members
Registration: Register online
Information: randrus@ocde.us or 714-966-4466; Conference registration includes parking and lunch at the Disneyland Hotel.


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
Richman Elementary School, MPR 700 S. Richman Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
Date: Varies, dates offered from December 2014 to April 2015
Fee: $25 per session
Registration: Complete attached form (click on title above), mail/email/fax or call 714-447-2858

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