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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

City of Irvine

Super Saturday- City of Irvine *REGISTRATION IS FULL*
Staff development day for early care and education professionals. Over 30 workshops on a variety of topics will be offered. Click on the title to view the flyer, listing workshop titles and more information.


Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road, Irvine, CA 92604
Date:Saturday, March 14, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fee: $10 per participant 

Registration: Click on title for registration form. Use the form for fax, walk-in, or mail registration (include payment).

Information: Priority registration for individuals and groups living or working in Irvine through Wednesday February 25. Non-resident registration begins, Thursday, February 26. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Light lunch provided at the day of the event. For questions, contact 949-724-6632.

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

Late-Talking Children: A Symptom or a Stage? Stephen M. Camarata  
Dr. Camarata is recognized as a leading researcher of speech and language disorders in children, with over 25 years professional experience diagnosing and treating children. Following topics will be covered: My child isn’t talking yet, what could this mean? My child has received a diagnosis, now what?! My child’s teacher notices something is “off” with him/her. How do I best advocate for and support my child? And strengthening communication with teachers, therapists.


Audience: Parents, teachers, caregivers, professionals and para-professionals
Location: Newport Beach Civic Center, Community Room, 100 Civic Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA
Date: Saturday, March 14, 3-6 p.m.  

Fee: Free

Registration: www.drcamaratabookevent.eventbrite.com   

Information: 949-500-5951

Psychological FIRST AID- OC Health Care Agency
Learn how to help those that have experienced a traumatic event.  After this presentation, you will: have a basic understanding of Psychological First Aid (PFA); Understand and be able to perform the 8 core actions of PFA; and understand some of the special considerations for working with children and adolescents.


Audience: Early childhood educators and professionals
Location: Orange County Department of Education, Building D Room 1004/5/6 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Date: March 18, 9-11 a.m.
Fee: Free
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The Outdoor Classroom Project- Caltech
Three workshop series will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enhance your center’s outdoor environment and program as well as lay the foundation for becoming an Outdoor Classroom Project Recognized or Demonstration Site.  


Audience: Early Childhood Educators and Professionals
Location: Child Educational Center Outdoor Classroom Project Model Site, 140 Foothill Blvd., La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011
Date: Three-part workshop: March 21, April 18, and May 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Fee: $325

Registration: Click Here   

Information: Registration deadline is March 16. 626-296-1770 or outdoor-classroom@caltech.edu

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