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.
 

July

Sanity School® Live for Parents

Sanity School™ Live is a four-class course that improves the lives of parents dealing with children with complex issues like ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities, and related challenges. Research has shown that with this reality-based training, reinforced by coaching and support, parents coping with complex kids become more calm and confident, and their kids' behaviors begin to improve.

Organization: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Audience: Parents of children with ADHD
Location: 145 W. Main Street, Suite 210, Tustin, CA
Date: Tuesdays, July 9-30, 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $295/person, $395/couple
Register: Enroll here 
Information: Register by June 14 and get an extra $25 off. Click here for more details.

 

Scale and Structure

Learn how to help future engineers explore how things are constructed and examine size. Discover age appropriate activities to expand toddlers’ experience and support your own curriculum development.

Organization: The Children’s Center at Caltech
Audience: Early childhood education professionals
Location: 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA
Date: Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m.–noon
Fee: $70
Register: Click here to complete the registration form and mail in with payment.

 

August

Child Development Administration (CDEV) I & II Hybrid Courses at Santa Ana College (SAC)

Complete both Administration courses CDEV 215 and CDEV 216 within 16 weeks. New hybrid courses include face to face meetings with online work to be completed. These courses align with Licensing, Title 22, and the Child Development Permit.

Organization: Santa Ana College
Audience: Early childhood educators and students
Location: Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA
Date: Mondays, August 26-October 14, 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: Unit fees apply
Register: Enroll here
Information: Email deusenberry_janet@sac.edu  for more information. View flier here.

 

Sing, Play, Bounce, and Wiggle Creative and Improvised Patterns by Exploring Math in Music

This workshop will awaken, develop and refine innate musicality through STEM based music and movement activities. This session will encourage participants to build a strong foundation for future development of language, social-emotional, and motor skills for young children by introducing ear-training, singing games, solfege, finger plays, song-tales, echo songs, folk dance, and playing with patterns on non-pitched percussion instruments and pitched barred instruments.

Organization: The Children’s Center at Caltech
Audience: Early childhood education professionals
Location: 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA
Date: Saturday, August 31, 9 a.m.–noon
Fee: $70
Register: Click here to complete the registration form and mail in with payment.

 

September

Diversity in Parenting Conference

This conference aims to bring voices from different cultures, family systems, and theoretical ideologies together to explore how parenting looks in the modern world simultaneously bringing new perspectives to mental health and parenting professionals working with, and healing, diverse families.

Organizer:  Diversity in Parenting Conference
Audience: Parents and early childhood education professionals
Location: DoubleTree Anaheim, 2085 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
Date: September 13-14
Fee: $495
Register: Click here to register
Information: Click here to view flier, or email diversityinparentingconference@gmail.com

 

October

Social and Emotional Foundations for Expanded Learning (SEFEL) Training Series - SAVE THE DATES

This eight-part training will focus on the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) work, and help expanded learning staff manage classroom behaviors by building positive relationships, designing structured environments, and creating effective schedules and routines. Program staff will learn strategies to facilitate student’s social emotional development by promoting intrapersonal skills, interpersonal connections, and positive beliefs and mindsets.

Organization: Orange County Department of Education
Audience: Individuals working with school age children
Location: Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Dr, Costa Mesa, CA
Date: Fridays: October 18, November 15, December 6, 2019; January 24, February 21, March 20, April 24 and May 15, 2020, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fee: $75
Register: Email mmejia@ocde.us or call 714-966-4464 for program or training information.
Information: Click here to view the flier. The training series will prioritize those who can commit to attending all eight days.

 

November

Expanded Learning Saturday Symposium – SAVE THE DATE

First annual Expanded Learning Saturday Symposium. Learn alongside peers and network with other programs in a conference like environment. Multiple workshop sessions will be offered covering topics relevant to Expanded Learning Programs.

Organization: Orange County Department of Education
Audience: Individuals working with school age children
Location: Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Dr, Costa Mesa, CA
Date: Saturday, November 2, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: $25 (includes registration, continental breakfast and lunch)
Register: Registration will open around Labor Day. Email mmejia@ocde.us or call 714-966-4464 for more information.
Information: Click here to view flier.