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.



2nd Annual Early Learning Visual and Performing Arts Institute

SHARE, CARE, AND PLAY FAIR: Using Drama to Enhance Children’s Social-Emotional Development
Examine literature and drama strategies that promote children’s social-emotional development, with an emphasis on kindness, empathy, and respect for self and others.

MATH IN MOTION: Using Creative Movement to Explore Math Fundamentals!
Participants will explore how kinesthetic experiences can enhance math and movement skills as well as support literacy development, social interaction and self-regulation.

Organizer:  Orange County Department of Education
Audience: Early Childhood Educators
Location: Santa Ana Unified, 1601 East Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, 92701
Date: Saturday, May 18, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fee: $20
Register:  Click here to register.
Information: Please bring a device (such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphone) to have access to the training materials.  Click here to view flier or call 714-966-4386 for more information.



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 92802
Date: September 13-14, 2019
Fee: $495
Register: Click here to register
Information: Click here to view flier, or email