Events & Training

Events & Training

The Child Care Coordination Office compiles this list of resources, 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.

In light of the Order of the State Public Health Officer to Stay Home Except for Essential Needs (March 19, 2020) all in-person training opportunities have been removed from this web listing.  Please see webinars listed below to continue your professional development journey while practicing social distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Click the titles below for more information:

Announcements Recorded Webinars & Presentations
Resources Upcoming Webinars by Month

Announcements

Preschool Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD)

This professional development model offered by Orange County Department of Education promotes a culture of ongoing professional growth in individuals and systems. Educators participating in the model are engaged in thinking about how children learn language. These trainings are offered in cohorts for agencies, rather than single individuals signing up independently. Click here to for detailed descriptions of offered trainings. Email csanchez@ocde.us for additional information.

Resources

Start Well Mental Health Consultation fo Early Care and Education

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.

Recorded Webinars & Presentations

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 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 register and receive a link to the recording.

Teaching with Empathy — The Missing Instructional Link

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

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 register and view the 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 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. 

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

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

Introduction to Natural Outdoor Classrooms: What, Why, and How

Organization: The Outdoor Classroom Project
Audience: Early childhood professionals
Information: Click here to register, fee is $35. Recording available up to September 24.

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 register and view the recording.

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

Organization: Westside Family Resource and Employment Center
Audience: Educators, caregivers, parents and guardians of toddlers and preschoolers
Information: View flier here. Click here to register. All webinars recorded and made available on Westside Resource Center’s YouTube channel.

Small Business Administration Webinar for Local Early Care & Education Small Businesses

Organization: Orange County Department of Education, First 5 Orange County, and OC Local Planning Council
Audience: Owners and administrators of early child care and education programs
Information: Click here for a link to the recording, and here to see additional resources. 

How to Encourage a Sensory-Friendly Classroom During a Pandemic

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

Using Authentic Assessment Amid COVID-19

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

Help for Stressed Educators During COVID-19: Noticing and Meeting Teacher Needs as Schools Reopen

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: School-age teachers, leaders, caregivers and counselors
Information: Click here to register and view the recording.

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 register and view the recording.

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.

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 register and view the recording.

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

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Child care professionals, parents of young children
Information: Register here.

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 for webinar description, and to register to view the recording.

How Mindfulness Fits into Education in the Pandemic Era

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre-K – 12 educators, school support staff, counselors and leaders
Information: Click here for webinar description, and to register to 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. 

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

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

Remote Learning for Early Learners with Autism

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre-K through elementary educators and leaders
Information: Click here for webinar description, and to register to 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 for webinar description, and to register to view the recording.

At-Home Teaching and Learning with Young Children

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Pre-K educators and leaders
Information: Click here for webinar description, and to register to view the recording.

Practical Tips for Reopening Child Care

Organization: California Early Childhood Mentor Program
Audience: Child care providers
Information: Link to the recording will be available soon

Preparing for Reopening: The Administrator’s Role in Taking Control When Things Seem Out of Control

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

COVID-19: California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Webinar – Self-Care for Caregivers

Organization: CIBC Network
Audience: Caregivers of young children
Information: Click here for webinar description, and to register to view the recording

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 to view the recording.

Coffee and Conversations: Summer Activities and Preparing for the Next School Year

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

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 and click on Parent Education Videos to view the presentation

Special Education: What COVID-19 Has Taught Us and How We Can Take Lessons Learned into Re-Entry

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Teachers, librarians, school administrators and district leaders of all grade levels
Information:  Sign up here to get 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: Sign up here to get the webinar 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 for webinar description, and to register to view the 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 for webinar description, and to register to view the recording.

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 for webinar description, and to register to view the recording.

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

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

Facilitating Meaningful Online Experiences With Young Children: Unexpected Challenges and Joyful Opportunities

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 for webinar description, and to register to 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

Organization: Heart of Connecting and California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
Audience: Parents of children 0-8 years old, early childhood educators
Information: Register here to listen to webinar. 

Developmental Milestones and the Importance of Play

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

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.

How to Practically Implement the 6 Keys to Early Childhood Reading

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

Building Foundations in Reading, Sounds, and Text

Organization: edWeb.net
Audience: Early childhood professionals
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 for webinar description, and 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.

Facilitating Young Children’s Learning with Nature Strategies

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

A Play-Based Approach to Emergent Curriculum and School Readiness

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

Upcoming Webinars

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