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City of Irvine

Parents DO Make a Difference- City of Irvine
Join Dr. Michele Borba, award-winning author of 22 parenting and educational books, as she presents practical strategies to help parents improve their child’s behavior, self-esteem, character and resilience in school and at home. 


Audience: Parents
Location: Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA
Date: Thursday, April 30, 6-9 p.m. 
Fee: $15 for Irvine residents, $20 for non-residents
Registration:  www.irvinequickreg.org, course #154401 or call 949-724-6610 
Information: 949-724-6632. Each participant will receive a copy of Dr. Borba’s best-selling book Parents DO Make a Difference: How to Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds, and Caring Hearts

Creating a Culture of Acceptance in Preschool and After School Programs- City of Irvine
If you want the children in your program to be more responsible, compassionate, respectful, self-controlled, and more accountable for their actions, this workshop is for you. Based on Dr. Borba’s award-winning book, “Building Moral Intelligence,” this session provides simple and proven ways to cultivate these attributes.  


Audience: Early childhood educators and professionals who work with children ages 0-12 years
Location: Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA

Date: Friday, May 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Fee: $15 for Irvine residents/Child Care Provider, $20 for non-residents

Registration:  Complete registration form and return to Child Resource Center with your payment by mail or in person. Course #156210

Information: Each participant will receive a copy of “Building Moral Intelligence.”


2014-2015 Spring Workshops- California Preschool Instructional Networks
Workshops include: Language and Literacy, Phonological Awareness and Alphabet Recognition, Foundations and Curriculum, etc.


Audience: Early Childhood Educators and Professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Fee: $20 per workshop day
Date: Varies, Workshops offered from January to May  
Registration: Click on title for registration link to each workshop

Information:  714-966-4171 or vortega@ocde.us

PITC: Brain Development- Quality StartOC
The human brain begins developing very early in prenatal life and continues throughout life.  In early life, the brain is much more impressionable than in maturity. This means that infant’s brains are more open to learning and enriching experiences while also being particularly vulnerable to an impoverished or un-nurturing environment.  Because brain development is heavily dependent on early experiences, it is vital that the Infant Care teacher understands how their interactions affect the developing brains of those in their care.


Audience: Early childhood educators and professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, Building D, Room 1002, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Date: April 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: Free 
Registration:  http://ocde.k12oms.org/1419-96532
Information: rcote@ocde.us  or (714) 966-4466

Parenting Magic for Early Childhood- IUSD Early Childhood Learning Center
The class will address practical parenting concepts, practical discipline, behavior management and creative solutions to everyday problems. With these tools you’ll be able to enjoy every stage of your child’s development and enjoy a life time of joy from them.


Audience: Parents
Location: MPR, 1 Smoketree, Irvine, CA 92604
Date: Thursday April 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; OR 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: Free 
Registration:  Call 949-936-5890 to rsvp
Information: Child care will be provided

Annual Conference- CalSAC Orange County
Workshops include: Developing problem solving skills, Making Meetings Work, Exploring Curriculum Activities, and Delegation Skills. You will discover multiple learning opportunities to meet your needs, raffle prizes, and a networking lunch.


Audience: School-age child care providers
Location: Holiday Inn Express- San Clemente, 35 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, CA 92672
Date: April 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: $30
Information: Professional development certificates will be issues to be used toward all mandated professional growth hours. To stay connected to OC Chapter of CalSAC as well as the state office up north, click here.

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