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

Parenting Resources

The Child Care Coordination Office has compiled a list of resources to support you on your parenting journey from birth through the elementary years. Whether you’re wondering how to support your child’s learning, address a specific challenge, or just figuring out your child-raising approach, time invested in developing your parenting skills will help you achieve all of the above.

California Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECHMC)

Delivers support, resources, and training activities for early learning and care center-based program staff, family child care providers, and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers. Services include a toll-free help line, monthly open-door sessions held virtually and virtual communities of support. To learn more, click here. Please note: consultation services for child care providers in Orange County, California are provided by StartWell OC.

Start Well Mental Health Consultation for Early Care and Education

Are you or your staff overwhelmed by children’s challenging behaviors? Do you or your 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 and is available to work with YOUR program! Start Well is the local Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation provider. Start Well provides in person consultation for early learning and care center-based program staff, family child care providers, and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers located in Orange County, California. To learn more, click here.

Help Me Grow Orange County

Help Me Grow connects children and their families to developmental services to enhance the development, behavior and learning of children birth through eight years. By calling the toll free number 1.866.GROW.025, (1.866.476.9025) or using the online link, parents, caregivers, child care providers, early educators and health care providers have a point of access to developmental services for all young children who live in Orange County.

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. 

Recorded Webinars & Presentations - by Topic Category

Social and Emotional Development

Cultivating Creativity: Leveraging Process Art + Play to Prioritize Agency, Flow and Belonging

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

Co-Regulation or Compliance? Supporting teachers’ use of co-regulation strategies with children

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

In the Heat of the Moment: Strategies for De-escalating Children’s Challenging Behaviors

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

Centering Attachment: The Key to Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for Children 0 - 3 Years Old

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations
Audience: Child care providers
Information: Click here to register to view the recording. Click here to download the slides. 

Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence in Young Children: Seven Skills for School Success

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

Co-Regulation as the Path to Self-Regulation

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

Show Me What to Do: Using Visuals to Teach Social Skills and Emotional Literacy in Early Childhood

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood teachers and caregivers
Information: Click here to watch the recording or listen to the podcast. 

Simple & Effective Strategies to Support Young Children’s Self-Regulation

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

Social-Emotional and Executive Functioning Solutions for the Early Childhood Program

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood teachers, leaders, curriculum and instruction directors
Information: Click here to view the recording. 

Building Confidence and Resilience Skills in Young Children

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

Show Me What to Do: Using Visuals to Teach Social Skills and Emotional Literacy in Early Childhood

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood teachers and caregivers
Information: Click here to register to view the recording or listen to the podcast. 

Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence in Young Children: Seven Skills for School Success

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre K – 3rd grade teachers
Information: Click here to view the recording. 

Mean Girls (and Boys!): Why Kids Act In Unkind Ways and How to Help

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

Joyful Music for Social-Emotional and Language Development

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

Gender, Expectations, and Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood Programs

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

The Myth of School Readiness

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

Magic Moments: Active Problem Solving with Young Children

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

Bullying Prevention & Intervention

Organization:Western Youth Services RESET Toolbox 
Audience: Parents and caregivers/elementary and middle school students
Information: Register with the RESET Toolbox to access this free training by clicking here. After registering with the RESET Toolbox, search for the Bullying Prevention & Intervention trainings. 

 

Inclusion

Building Blocks for Supporting all Children in Inclusive Settings

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

Think, Try, Fix, Share: Inclusive Engineering with Young Children Using Universal Design

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

The Heart of Inclusive and Meaningful Assessment Practices with Young Children

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

 

Social Justice

How Perspective-Taking Nurtures Kindness, Empathy and Justice in Early Childhoood Education

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

Culture and Children's Challenging Behavior

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations
Audience: Child care providers
Information: Click here to register to view the recording. Click here to download the slides.

Removing Barriers in Play to Include All Children

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

How Perspective-Taking Nurtures Kindness, Empathy and Justice in Early Childhood Education

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

Culture and Children's Challenging Behavior

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations
Audience: Child care providers
Information: Click here to register to view the recording.

Removing Barriers in Play to Include All Children

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

Benefits and Consequences of Racial Segregation in Early Childhood

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

Equitable Family-Teacher Relationships for All Children

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

 

Trauma Informed Care

Supporting Trauma-Informed Play to Facilitate Healing in Early Childhood Programs

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

Healing Play Strategies for Preschool Children Who Have Experienced Adversity

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

Helping Children Cope with Anxiety and Trauma

Organizations: Child Mind Institute and Fort Health
Audience: Parents and caregivers with young children
Information: Click here to view the recorded webinar.

Supporting Trauma-Informed Play to Facilitate Healing in Early Childhood Programs

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

Taming the Trauma Dragon with the Ordinary Magic of Fairytales

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

Nature-Based Programming

Nature-Based Emergent Curriculum: The Power of Place for Planning

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

Designing Nature-Rich Spaces That Support Community Connection and Change

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

Multicultural Tools & Strategies for Nature-Based Program Leaders

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

Award-Winning Nature Books for Teachers, Children and Families in Your Program

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

Nature-Based Learning: Inspiring & supporting staff to help children learn with nature

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

Outdoor STEM Learning with Young Children

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

Outdoor Loose Parts! Spark Creativity, Problem-Solving, Communication, and Self-Confidence with Loose Parts Play

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

Nature Based Programs Hum with Planning, Documentation, and Family Engagement

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

Thriving Plants, Thriving Programs, Thriving Children

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

 

Cognitive Development

Simple and Effective Strategies to Support Executive Function Skills in Young Children

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

Support Young Children’s Language Learning and Pre-Literacy Skills with Music

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

Science of Reading in Practice: 15-Minute Routines

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre K – 5th grade teachers
Information: Click here to register to view the recording.

Accessible Learning Spaces: A Guide to Implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Early Childhood

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

Science of Reading in Practice: 15-Minute Routines

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre K – 5th grade teachers
Information Click here to register to view the recording. 

A Multimodal Approach to Early Literacy with Fun Foundations

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

Inspired by Nature: Designing Play Places for the Littlest Learners

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

Outdoor STEM Learning with Young Children

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

Loose Parts Play for People Under Three: Setting the Stage

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Child care providers and teachers of infants and toddlers
Information: Click here to view the recording. 

Adventures in Outdoor Play

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

Preschool Democracy: Teaching Young Children Five Democratic Life Skills

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

Offering Culturally-Centered Summer Nature-Based Programs

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register to view the recording. Click here to download self-evaluation of your program.

Inclusive Sensory-Rich Nature Play for Children’s 7 Senses

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

Natural Playscape Makeover! Practical Design Tips for Supporting Child-Directed Play In Natural Spaces on Any Budget!

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

Exploring Beautiful Stuff: Loose Parts, Nature, and Art in Your ECE Classroom

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

Sing & Sign: Supporting Emerging Language through Music, Sign Language, and Play

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

Shifting to a Nature-Based Approach in Your Program

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

The Honeycomb Hypothesis: A Fresh Perspective on how Infants, Toddlers, and Two’s Learn

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

 

Parent Education

Practical Optimism: Raising resilient children in a negative news landscape

Organizations: Fort Heath and Child Mind Institute
Audience: Parents, caregivers, and educators
Information: Click here to view the the recording of the presentation. 

How to Help Kids Focus: Practical Parenting Skills to Reduce Inattention and Hyperactivity

Organizations: Fort Health, Child Mind Institute, and Agave Health
Audience: Parents, educators, and child care providers
Information: Click here to view a recording of webinar.

Coping with the Mental Health Aspects of Tourette’s in Children

Organization: Fort Health 
Audience: Parents having children with Tourette’s
Information: Click here to view the webinar recording.

Encouraging Language & Literacy

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

 

 

Family-Preschool Connections

Resilient Relationships: Building Bridges Between Families and Programs

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

Advice for Navigating Challenging Conversations in Early Childhood Programs

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

Gift Books for Preschool Children (And the People Who Care for Them) from 3 Rockstar Librarians

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

Award-Winning Nature Books for Preschool Children and Families in Your Program

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

 

Leadership

Curated Moments: Infant and Toddler Environments

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

Exploring Professional Friendships as Communities of Support for Early Childhood Educator

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

Happiness in the “Baby Room”: Supporting the Well-Being of Infant-Toddler Care Professionals

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

Spark a Revolution in Early Education: Speaking Up for Ourselves and the Children

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

Guiding Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children

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

Overcoming Burnout in the ECE Workplace

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

Growing Leaders from Within: Nurturing Future Leaders for Organizational Excellence

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations
Audience: Child care business owners and administrators
Information: Click here to register to view the recording. Click here to download the slides.

Anxiety in Preschool Children: Identifying & Supporting Anxious Young Learners

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

Cooperative Body Safety Strategies that Protect Young Children: Empowering Teachers and Caregivers

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood educators, care providers, and parents 
Information: Click here to view the recording. 

Strategies to Help Every Child Fly in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms & Programs

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

The Power of Adult Play for ECE Professionals

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

Coaching Early Educators for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging

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

Leading Program Culture Right from the Start: Create Positive Learning Culture in Your Early Childhood Program

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

Learn the Secrets Recruiters Use to Find Staff Online!

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

Reinvigorate Your ECE Program with 3 Innovative Leadership Approaches

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

Play-responsiveness as a Teaching Practice: Using The Original Learning Approach

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

Making Peace with War Play: Exploring Consent and Power in the Preschool Classroom

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

Embrace the 2023 Energy: Transform your Leadership

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

The Power of Stories: Selecting the Best Books and Related Activities for Preschoolers

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

The Heart of Inclusive and Meaningful Assessment Practices with Young Children

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

Spark a Revolution in Early Education: Speaking Up for Ourselves and the Children

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

Happiness in the “Baby Room”: Supporting the Well-Being of Infant-Toddler Care Professionals

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations
Audience: Child care providers
Information: Click here to register to view the recording. 

Exploring Professional Friendships as Communities of Support for Early Childhood Educators

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

 

The Business of Child Care

The Basics of Growing a Child-Care Business

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood professionals, child care owners, and directors.
Information: Click here to register. All registrants receive a link to the recording when it is ready to be viewed if they are unable to watch the live webinar.

Embrace the Energy of 2023 to Guide Transformational Change

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

Creating Clear and Effective Policies and Procedures for Early Childhood Programs

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

A Financial Checkup for Your Child Care Program

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations
Audience: Child care providers
Information: Click here to register to view the recording. Click here to download the slides. 

Turning Your Child Care Program into an Inclusive Environment

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood educators and care providers
Information: Click here to view the recording.

Program Endurance: Three Keys to Retaining Staff & Families

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations
Audience: Child care business owners and administrators
Information: Click here to register to view the recording. Click here to download the slides.

5 Key Tips to Improve Child Care Registration

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

Strategies for Making Your Early Childhood Education Program Stand Out From the Rest

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

Becoming Legally Smart to Protect Your Early Childhood Program and Your Career

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

Interviewee to Employee: How to Craft Interview Experiences that Align with Your Vision and Values

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

Creating Clear and Effective Policies and Procedures for Early Childhood Programs

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

A Financial Checkup for Your Child Care Program

Organization: Early Childhood Investigations
Audience: Child care providers
Information: Click here to register and view the recording. 

Reimagine Documentation to Support the Quest for Program Quality

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

Thriving Plants in Thriving ECE Programs

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

Removing Barriers in Play to Include All Children

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

Your Natural Playscape Makeover!—Designing for Outdoor Play on Any Budget

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

Nature Based Programs: Panning, Documentation, and Family Engagement

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

 

Upcoming Webinars

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