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UC IPM Online: An online course is now available to promote safe learning environments for children in California for Pest Management Professionals: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/training/school-and-child-care-ipm.html. New changes to the Healthy Schools Act in 2015 strongly encourage child care providers to use least toxic methods (called "integrated pest management", or IPM)  to control pests and puts new training requirements on pest control companies serving childcare. To help Pest Management Professionals incorporate IPM and comply with the Healthy Schools Act, the free online CEU course provides Integrated Pest Management Services in California Schools and Child Care. This course addresses: The Healthy Schools Act, common pests, the risks of pesticide exposure, Steps to implement IPM, and business aspects IPM. We will keep a directory of Pest Management Professionals who have completed the course on our website (www.cerch.org/ipmtrainedpmps) to help child care providers connect with professionals who have IPM training. For questions, please contact me at abradman@berkeley.edu.

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

Training and Events


The Language of Materials: Reggio Inspired Programs Educator Roundtables- Fullerton School District
Roundtables offered that focus on the languages of materials as an ideal learning tool in the early childhood development and curriculum. Participants experience the joy and intensity of learning as they work with a variety of materials and tools to expand and refine their own curriculum ideas. Teachers and educators will have the opportunity to work with clay, paints, wire, natural materials, and photography, having hands on experiences and practice on useful techniques to facilitate children’s explorations.


Audience: Early childhood educators and professionals
Richman Elementary School, MPR 700 S. Richman Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
Date: Varies, dates offered  to April 2015
Fee: $25 per session
Registration: Complete attached form (click on title above), mail/email/fax or call 714-447-2858

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

Preschool English Learner (PEL) Resource Guide: Chapter 8- California Preschool Instructional Networks
The workshop will focus on early literacy, connecting home and school literacy practices, teaching through language, reading aloud to English learners, writings as part of early literacy, and how to make stories come alive for English learners. Teachers will learn classroom strategies to promote early literacy into their classroom through books, music, puppets, and finger plays.


Audience: Early childhood educators and professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, Building D, Room 1002/3, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Date: April 1, 5-8 p.m.
Fee; $20 per individual 
Registration:  http://ocde.k12oms.org/1237-92635
Information: vortega@ocde.us

Developmental Screening Training Opportunities- Help Me Grow
In support of the effort to have all children in Orange County  receive developmental  & behavioral screenings with evidence based screening tools, Help Me Grow is offering the following trainings on the Ages &  Stages Questionnaires: Third Edition  (ASQ-3),  Ages & Stages Questionnaires:  Social Emotional (ASQ:SE), and Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS).


Audience: Professionals from the fields of early childhood education, early intervention, social services, mental health, and health care
Location: Help Me Grow Orange County, 2500 Red Hill Ave., Suite 290B,
Santa Ana, 92705
ASQ-3 training on April 8; ASQ:SE training on April 23, both 8 a.m.-12 p.m.   
Fee: $45 for individuals living or working in Orange County
Registration:  http://www.helpmegrowoc.org 
and choose “Training Opportunities”   
Information: 949-267-0310

Annual Conference- CalSAC Orange County
Workshops include: Developing problem solving skills, Making Meetings Work, Exploring Curriculum Activities, and Delegation Skills


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

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