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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

Bachelor of Arts in Education Scholarships- Brandman University: The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Early Childhood Education prepares individuals for careers in early care and education. This program focuses on building the knowledge, skills and dispositions that early childhood educators need to provide high quality, inclusive early care and education for children ages birth to eight in a variety of settings. Limited numbers of scholarships are available for this program. To learn more, go to www.brandman.edu/ece.

Become a Partner and Support Read Aloud: Orange County United Way is working with Read Aloud 15 Minutes, a national decade long campaign, to develop a parent and community awareness grassroots in Orange County on the importance of early literacy. Designate a contact person who will receive Read Aloud campaign updates. Join the Read Aloud messaging three times a year during the months of March, July, and October. Distribute the Read Aloud materials during each campaign pulse month. To learn more on how to become a partner, visit www.ocreads.org.

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

Cooking with Kids- Pretend City Children’s Museum
Participants will learn how to fully support children in cooking experiences. Utilizing the basic cooking skills sequences, children can prepare their own food from proper use of tools and simple skills, recipes, up to creating full meals. Through cooking children explore social, science, math, literacy, creativity, and emotional development.

Audience: Parents and educators
Pretend City, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Fee: Free
Monday, August 4, 2-5 p.m.
Registration: Click Here

Information: 949-428-3900

Family Support Services: Common Sense Parenting- Boys Town California
Common Sense Parenting offers training for parents who want to build on their existing skills or learn new ways of dealing with their children’s behaviors. Professional parent trainers teach the course. CSP Classes can help you: Build strong, healthy relationships with your children; Address a child’s problem behavior; Minimize problems that disrupt family life; Raise responsible, caring children.

Audience: Parents or caregivers of children ages 13-18
Boys Town California, 2223 E. Wellington Avenue, Suite. 350, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Fee: Free
Date: Saturdays, August 9- September 20, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
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