On-Demand Training & Resources

Events & Training

The Child Care Coordination Office compiles this list of recorded webinars, self-paced online training modules and resources for individuals caring for children in order to support all areas of children’s development from birth through elementary age. These events are organized by third-party organizations, unless otherwise noted, and are not managed by the City of Irvine.

Please see the resources and webinars listed below to continue your professional development or parent education journey while practicing social distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

To view a list of upcoming live webinars please visit the Training Calendar.

Resources

Start Well Mental Health Consultation for Early Care and Education

Are your staff overwhelmed by children’s challenging behaviors? Do staff often call parents to pick up their children due to their challenging behaviors?  Is behavior a ‘hot topic’ amongst your teachers and parents?  Start Well can help, we are available to work with YOUR program!

California Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECHMC)

Formerly “California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC)”.  COVID-19 has had significant, ongoing impact on the mental health of young children, families and early learning and care program staff and providers.  The IECMHC can provide support to you at NO COST through Virtual Consultation or by phone to early learning and care programs and home-based providers.  To learn more or to place a request for consultation please, click here.

Inclusion Pathway 

This free online self-paced, self-study tool is a one stop shop for early childhood classroom teachers and caregivers and administrators. Whether you are new to the concept of “Inclusion”, want to learn about the newest resources and information to refine your inclusive practices or are looking for resources specific to supporting children with challenging behaviors, this is the place for you!  Start by completing the self-assessment to help you determine which area of the self-study tool to begin with.  No matter where you are now, each step you take in this educational journey will improve the experience of all children in your program and will help ensure that your program is open to, and truly accessible for all children, no matter their individual needs. 

COVID-19 Related Resources for Child Care Providers 

Resources including webinars related to remaining or reopening during the pandemic, State Licensing information and financial assistance information.

Resources for Parenting During COVID-19 

Resources to help children and the adults caring for them cope with stress and the social emotional impacts of the pandemic.

Triple P Positive Parenting Program 

Free on-line self-paced courses that present parenting solutions and strategies for toddlers to tweens, pre-teens and teens. Click here to view flier.

Recorded Webinars & Presentations - by Topic Category

Social and Emotional Development

The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Children Birth Through Eight

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register to view the recording. Click here to download the slides.  

Coaching and Supervising Staff for Social Emotional Development Growth: Prioritizing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in Your Program

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register to view the recording. Click here to download the slides.  

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for Preschool & Kindergarten

Organization: Red Leaf Press
Audience: Early childhood professionals, preschool and kindergarten educators
Information: Click here to view the recording. Click here for the audio and transcript of the session.

Turn Challenging Behavior Into Prosocial Learning: A New Year Brings New Opportunities

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood educators:
Information: Click here to register to view the recording. Click here to download the slides. 

Building Back Stronger: Using Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources to Enrich Your Out-of-School Time (OST) Program

Organization: National After School Association
Audience: School-age child care providers
Information: Click here to view the recording.

Supporting Social and Emotional Development

Organization: Irvine Unified School District Early Childhood Learning Center
Audience: Parents with young children 0-5 years old
Information: Click here to view the presentation.

Promoting Social & Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers While Processing Stress & Trauma

Organization: Child Care Aware of America
Audience: Child care providers
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC): An Individualized Model of Positive Behavior Support

Organization: Brookes Publishing
Audience: Preschool teachers, program/school administrators, behavior specialists
Information: Click here to register.

Making Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Accessible for Students with Learning Differences

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre-K through middle school teachers, librarians, and school leaders
Information: Click here to watch the webinar recording or listen to the podcast. 

Healthy Relationships and Attuned Interactions Support Early Development

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Parents with children 0-5 years old, early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. Click here to download slides.

Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

Teaching Digital Citizenship Through Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Skill Building

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: K-12 educators, parents
Information: Click here to register and gain access to the webinar recording.

Crying and Laughing: The Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and gain access to the webinar recording.

Strengthening the Social-Emotional Health of Young Children Through Screening

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre K – Grade 3 educators, school and district leaders
Information: Click here to register and gain access to the webinar recording.

Teaching with Empathy — The Missing Instructional Link

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Education professionals
Information: Click here to watch the webinar recording or listen to the podcast.

Using Mindfulness With Children of All Abilities to Keep Connections Strong

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals, parents
Information: Click here for webinar description, and to register to view the recording.

3 Big Ideas for Implementing Effective Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Strategies

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register to view the recording.

Free Webinar Series: Communicating about Developmental Relationships: New Insights from Frameworks Institute

Organization: Search Institute
Audience: Childhood professionals and parents
Information: Click here for access to webinar archives.

Mindful Emotion Regulation Strategies for Early Educators and the Children With Whom They Work

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here for webinar description, and to register and view the recording.

Happy and Calm: The Best Tools for Mindfulness Now

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre-K through elementary teachers, care providers and professionals
Information: Click here to register to view the recording.

 

Social Justice

Pushing Past Bias and Challenging Classroom Behaviors: Changing Children’s Behavior Starts with Changing Ourselves

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. Click here to download the slides.

Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. Click here to download the slides.

Strength in Diversity - Practical Theory and Strategies to Support Dual Language Learners and Their Families

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms: A Response to Racism in America

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre-K through elementary educators, leaders and child care providers
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

Justice From the Streets to the Early Childhood Classroom

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here for webinar description, and to register to view the recording. 

Don’t Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre-K through elementary teachers, care providers and professionals
Information: Click here to register to view the recording or listen to the podcast.

Why Inclusion IS Important for ALL Preschoolers – 3-Part Webinar Series

Organization: Westside Family Resource and Empowerment Center
Audience: Educators, caregivers, parents and guardians of toddlers and preschoolers
Information: Click here to view Part 1, here to view Part 2, and here to view Part 3.

 

Trauma Informed Care

Big Questions, Worries, and Fears: How to have hard conversations with little children

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. Click here to download the slides. 

Trauma and Young Children: What Every Early Educator Needs to Know

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

Promoting Social & Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers While Processing Stress & Trauma

Organization: Child Care Aware of America
Audience: Child care providers
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

Essential Trauma-Informed Practices During COVID-19 Recovery

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: PreK-12 teachers, school and district leaders, special education teachers, guidance counselors and school psychologists
Information: Click here to view the webinar recording.

Protecting Our Children: COVID-19’s Impact on Early Childhood and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Organization: Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to view the webinar recording. 

 

Cognitive Development

Play and Assessment? YES! Reciprocal Partners in the Early Childhood Classroom Dance

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. Click here to download presentation slides.

One-to-One Correspondence – An Essential Skill to Engage Children in the Path to Early Math

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Preschool – 1st grade teachers
Information: Click here to view the presentation.

Making Space for Preschool Makerspaces

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Preschool teachers
Information: Click here to view the recording.

Early Ideas of Addition and Subtraction in Children: The Role of Language and Literature in Math Class – Part 1

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre K through elementary teachers and school leaders
Information: Click here to sign in and view the webinar recording.

Full STEAM Ahead: Easily Integrate STEAM Instruction in the New School Year

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre K teachers
Information: Click  here to register to view the recording.

Engineering With Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click  here to register and view the recording. 

Explore the World with Virtual Field Trips

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: K-12 educators and caregivers
Information: Click here to view the recording.

Provoking Inquiry with Loose Parts

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

Resources to Enhance Literacy Activities in Distance Learning

Organization: Orange County Department of Education
Audience: Childhood professionals serving grades K – 5 children
Information: Click here to view the webinar.

Music and Early Learning: Supporting Families in Making Music at Home

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Child care professionals, parents of young children
Information: Click here to register and view the webinar recording.

How to Practically Implement the 6 Keys to Early Childhood Reading

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register to view the webinar recording.

Building Foundations in Reading, Sounds, and Text

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register to view the webinar recording.

Facilitating Young Children’s Learning with Nature Strategies

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood professionals, parents
Information: Click here to register and view the webinar recording.

A Play-Based Approach to Emergent Curriculum and School Readiness

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood professionals, parents
Information: Click here to register and view the webinar recording.

Fun with Fingers: Sharpen your Child's Fine Motor Skills for Kindergarten Readiness

Organization: IUSD Early Childhood Learning Center
Audience: Parents with children 0-5 years old, early childhood educators
Information: Click  here to view the presentation.

The Magic Triangle of Reading Aloud: The Book, the Child, and the Adult

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals, parents and families with young children
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

 

Parent Education

Parent Education: Special Education (SPED) 101

Organization: Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)
Audience: Parents with children 3 – 5 years old in special education
Information: Click here to view the recording. 

Toilet Training

Organization: Irvine Unified School District Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)
Audience: Parents with young children not toilet trained
Information: Click here to view the presentation.

Coffee and Conversations: Getting Ready for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten

Organization: Irvine Unified School District Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)
Audience: Families and parents with preschoolers
Information: Click here to view the presentation.

Preparing Your Preschooler for School – Success Begins at Home

Organization: Irvine Unified School District Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)
Audience: Parents with children 2 – 5 years old
Information: Click  here to view the presentation.

Too Much or Too Little: How Much Should My Child be Eating?

Organization: Irvine Unified School District Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)
Audience: Families and parents with children 0-5 years old
Information: Click here to view the presentation.

Developmental Milestones and the Importance of Play

Organization:  Irvine Unified School District Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)
Audience: Parents with children 0-5 years old
Information: Click here to view the presentation.

Mindfulness Matters: Practicing Self-care

Organization: Illumination Institute
Audience: Parents with young children to teenagers
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

At Home with the Child Experts: The Science of Screen Time During COVID-19

Organization: Society for Research in Child Development
Audience: Parents
Information: Click here to view the webinar recording.

Cue the Parenting Support! Q & A with Parenting Coach Hayley Goldberg, LMFT

Organizations: Heart of Connecting and California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
Audience: Parents of children 0-8 years old, early childhood educators
Information: Click here to register and view the webinar recording.

Talking to and Supporting Children and Ourselves During the Pandemic

Organization: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Audience: Parents and early childhood educators and providers.
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

 

Family-Preschool Connections

Ready and Resilient! Promoting the Resilience of Children and Adults

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. Click  here to download slides.

Understanding What You Can Do to Support Parent Wellness for Early Childhood Success

Organizations: First 5 OC and Mission Hospital
Audience: Early learning educators and providers working with children 0-5 years old
Information: Click here to view the workshop.

Reading Through the Summer Slide – Engaging Families Through Literacy

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre K through elementary teachers and caregivers
Information: Click here to view the recording.

Engaging and Teaching Parents About Technology

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: K – 12 teachers, librarians, and school leaders
Information: Click here to register and view the webinar recording.

Co-Educating with Families

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre-K through middle school teachers, school and district leaders
Information: Click here to register and view the webinar recording.

Engage Families and Staff about COVID-19 Protocols Using Media Literacy

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the webinar recording.

Combining Powers: How Educators and Families Can Prepare Students for Kindergarten

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Parents and educators serving preschool and pre-K students
Information: Click here to register and view the webinar recording.

 

Leadership

The Keys to Effective Practice-Based Coaching: A Framework for Early Childhood Leaders

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. Click here to download the slides. 

How Optimistic Leaders Can Create Equity in Early Learning Programs

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. Click  here to download the slides.

The Early Childhood Education Director’s Overwhelm Loop: How to Eliminate Overwhelm in 4 Easy Steps

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Child care professionals
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

Heart-Centered Leadership: Create an Inspiring Work Environment with a People-Centric, Nature-Based Approach

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

Leading Through Uncertainty: An Emphasis on Social Emotional Wellness

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre-K through middle school educators and leaders
Information: Click here to register to view the webinar recording. 

 

The Business of Child Care

Child Care Stabilization Grants and New Tax Changes for 2021

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. Click here to download the slides.

Boost Enrollment in Family Child Care: Curriculum Helps

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Family child care providers
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. Click here to download the slides. 

Secrets to Finding Talent Amidst an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Staffing Crisis: Think Outside the Toybox

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinar
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. Click here to download the slides.

Improving Child Care Facilities Using Federal Relief Dollars – Online Roundtable

Organization: Build Up CA Early Learning Facilities
Audience: Child care providers, school district leaders, city and community leaders, early care and education stakeholders
Information: Click here to watch the recording.

Back To School – An Update to the CDC Guidance for Child Care Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Organizations: Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Audience: Child care professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

New Options for Health Care for Early Childhood Professionals

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood education directors, owners, and administrators
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

Transforming Outdoor Spaces to Support the Early Childhood Workforce

Organization: Child Care Aware
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to view the recording. Click here to view the slide show.

Directors as Fearless Consumers of Software for Program Management, Family Communications, Documentation, and Family Engagement

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

Prepare, Prevent, Protect: Security & Safety in Early Childhood Facilities

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Child care professionals
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

Continuous Improvement in the Era of COVID-19: Using a Guided Process Approach

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

Future-Forward Family Child Care: Modernizing Your In-Home Program’s Business Practices

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Family child care providers
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

 

Financial Assistance and Program Re-Building for Child Care Providers

Federal Investments in Child Care Policy Update

Organization: Child Care Aware of America
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.  

Rebuilding Your Child Care Business: Technology Makes it Possible

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Child care business owners and leaders
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

Rebuild Your ECE Program for the New Normal: Part 1 - Business Practices

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

Rebuild Your ECE Program for the New Normal: Part 2 - Marketing & Staffing

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

A Stronger, More Ambitious Future for Child Care

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

 

COVID-19 Related/Emergency Preparedness Training

Using Routines to Help Children Adjust After COVID-19 Closures and Other Disruptions

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

Preschool Preparedness for an Emergency: Preparing Childhood Professionals for the Worst-Case Scenario

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre K – 5th grade teachers, child care providers and leaders
Information: Click here to register and receive an email with a link to the recording.

How to Encourage a Sensory-Friendly Classroom During a Pandemic

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre K – 3rd grade teachers
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

Using Authentic Assessment Amid COVID-19

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to read webinar description, register and view the recording.

 

Upcoming Webinars

For a list of upcoming live webinars by month, visit the Training & Events Calender page here.