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Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Competencies Video Series is now available on the California Department of Education web site. This series begins with an introductory video giving an overview of the ECE Competencies publication that describes California’s professional standards for people working in the field of early childhood (children birth to kindergarten entry). Each of the remaining 12 videos explains a competency area which includes important comments and insights from content experts highlighting research-based best practices for the early childhood professional. These videos can be accessed online at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/ececomps.asp

The California Department of Education, Child Development Division is pleased to announce the release of the California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 3, and its companion publication, the California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 3. Both publications cover the domain areas of history-social science and science. This Volume 3 set completes California’s preschool foundations and preschool curriculum framework series. They can be purchased directly from CDE Press at 1-800-995-4099 or at sales@cde.ca.gov. For more information, contact Laura Bridges, Child Development Consultant, at lbridges@cde.ca.gov or 916-323-1340.

Help Me Grow connects children and their families to developmental services to enhance the development, behavior and learning of children birth through 5 years.

Help Me Grow has added an online link in English or Spanish where parents and health care providers can provide a child’s information and a description of the issues or concerns. Within 1-2 business days, Help Me Grow will contact the child’s parent to learn more about their needs and to provide connection to programs and services. Click here to get started with Help Me Grow. 

Training and Events


The Child Development Centers Webinar Series of 2014- The CAPPA Foundation
Receive professional development in a format convenient to you. Webinars canassist you in identifying activities that make you light up and provide a foundation for re-engaging your passion. Plan to spend a fun, interactive, and informative hour exploring the depth of your passion for your daily work. The workshop will allow for sharing, self-reflection and understanding why passion is central to the quality of human life.

Audience: Early care and Education Professionals
Varies, click title for more information 
Fee: $99 for each workshop

Fall Workshops- California Preschool Instructional Networks (CPIN)

Workshops include: The Foundations of Social-Emotional Development (Volume 1); California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework, History-Social Science and Science (Volume 3); California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework, Language and Literacy; And Overview: Volume 1 Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework.


Audience: Early care and education professionals   
Location: Varies, click on title for more information
Fee: $20 per workshop day
Date:Varies, workshops offered October-December  
Registration:Link provided in flyer, click the title above for linksInformation: vortega@ocde.us

California Forum for Professional Development, a Retreat for ECE Trainers, Coaches, and Faculty- California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC)
The forum is planned with you- trainer, coach, faculty- in mind with subject matter in three tracks: Power Up Your Skills, Science Behind the Science, and Technical Tool Kit.


Audience: Early childhood educators, administrators, and trainers
Location: Renaissance Palm Springs, 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Date:September 24-26
Fee:$165 early bird, $195 late registration (after September 12)
Registration: Click title for registration form; mail registration form along with payment to CAEYC, 950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150, Folsom, CA 95630 OR Fax registration form to 916-486-7765.

Parent-Child Premium Service- Child Behavior Pathways

This is a new service that combines the benefits of the COPE parent education series with social educational component for children ages 3-6. Program provides parents the opportunity to learn effective tools for improving challenging behaviors while their child attends a play-based social skills class. Learn techniques to increase positive parent-child interactions, tools for responding to common attention getting behaviors, approaches for preventing disruptive behaviors in the future, and strategies to foster a child’s attention, social skills and self-esteem.


Audience: Parents of children ages 3-6
Location: IUSD-Early Childhood Learning Center, 1 Smoketree Lane, Irvine, CA 62604
Date:Every Wednesday, October 15-December 17
Fee: $500 per family (2 adults and 1 child for the 9-week series)     
Registration: www.childbehaviorpathways.com
Information: Scholarships are not currently available for this service. Contact 949-267-0227 for more information.

Challenging Behaviors in Young Children- IUSD Early Childhood Learning Center
Is your child’s behavior interfering with their learning, development and success at play? Your child is communicating with their behavior and there is always a reason. This presentation will provide you with strategies on how to manage and reduce challenging behavior, and help you develop a behavior support plan at home.

Audience: Parents
Location: MPR Room, 1 Smoketree, Irvine, CA 92604
Date: Thursday October 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; 6:30-7:30 p.m.   
Registration: Please call 949-936-5890 to RSVP for all class.
Information: Child care will be provided.  

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