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.

March

“Ask Me Anything” with Brian Puerling

Brian Puerling, Director of Education Technology at Catherine Cook School (Chicago, IL), will answer your questions, address your concerns, and offer ideas on how to intentionally use technology to support learning and development in early childhood. Topics covered include:

  • How can technology and social media create a community classroom?
  • In what ways does technology facilitate parent involvement in schools?
  • How can school libraries utilize technology? What are some projects to support early literacy?
  • How do I know what technologies are right for my students/setting?
  • How can technology support creativity?

Organization: Redleaf Press
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Location: Webinar
Date: Friday, March 27, 10 a.m.
Fee: Free
Information: Register here. Please submit any questions to mburks@redleafpress.org.

Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teaching Reading

Presents an overview of the concepts and language content that are essential for teaching reading, spelling, and writing effectively. This webinar will benefit educators responsible for teaching literacy or supporting intervention for students who struggle with reading and writing.

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Educators teaching literacy or supporting intervention for students struggling with reading and writing
Location: Webinar
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 12 – 1 p.m.
Fee: Free
Information: Click here to register. Continuing Education Certificate available.

April

Child Abuse, One Unit Class HD 231

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you suspected child abuse, or wondered why someone would hurt an innocent child? Come and spend two days learning about child abuse identification and treatment. Learn how to complete a child abuse report as a mandated reported and understand the impact of child abuse in a family institution and online abuse.

Organization: Irvine Valley College
Audience: Parents, teachers, child care providers and therapists
Location: Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine 92618
Dates: Saturday, April 18 and April 25, 9 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Fee: Unit fees apply
Register: Click here or visit www.admissions.ivc.edu
Information: View flier here. For more information, contact drobles@ivc.edu

Free Parents CAN Workshop - Placement Options: Continuum of Options - Pros and Cons

Review the continuum of placement options available to students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and then look at the possible impacts of each. Learn steps parents can take to ensure that their child is placed in the least restrictive environment. Topics discussed will include:

  • Educational Placement - What does it all mean?
  • Full Inclusion? Mainstreaming? Specialized Academic Classes? Clinic?
  • How will placement affect my child’s education?
  • How can I ensure that my child is in the least restrictive environment?

Organization: Collaborate/Advocate/Navigate (CAN); Integrated Resources Institute and State Council on Developmental Disabilities
Audience: Parents of elementary school age students with IEPs
Location: State Council on Developmental Disabilities, 2000 E. 4th St., #115, Santa Ana, 92705
Dates: Tuesday, April 21, 6-8 p.m. 
Fee: Free
Register: Call 949-351-6380 or email parentscanoc@yahoo.com to RSVP
Information: View flier here
 

May

Starting Up a Family Child Care Home Business

During this workshop, participants will be presented with licensing requirements, approaches for setting up a child care environment, methods for communicating with parents, and resources available to help anyone interested in opening up their family child care home.

Organization: Children’s Home Society of California
Audience: Individuals interested in becoming licensed family child care providers
Location: Children’s Home Society, 333 South Anita Dr., Suite 350, Orange,  92868
Date: Saturday, May 16, 9-11 a.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Call 714-712-7853 or email BrandyC@chs-ca.org
Information: This workshop is also offered June 25.

 

June

Starting Up a Family Child Care Home Business

During this workshop, participants will be presented with licensing requirements, approaches for setting up a child care environment, methods for communicating with parents, and resources available to help anyone interested in opening up their family child care home.

Organization: Children’s Home Society of California
Audience: Individuals interested in becoming licensed family child care providers
Location: Children’s Home Society, 333 South Anita Dr., Suite 350, Orange,  92868
Date: Thursday, June 25, 6-8 p.m.
Fee: Free
Register: Call 714-712-7853 or email BrandyC@chs-ca.org
Information: Call 714-712-7853 or email BrandyC@chs-ca.org