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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. 

Irvine Valley College:
 Attention early childhood students, Irvine Valley College has a grant from the Child Development Training Consortium to reimburse students for college fees. The grant reimburses fees for students who work directly with children in a licensed or license-exempt (e.g. military) child care program. Students must be taking classes and working toward a Child Development Permit. ECE students working toward their Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree also qualify. Click here for flyer and list of classes. Please contact lduranherwehe@ivc.edu for any questions.

Training and Events
City of Irvine

Play Counts! Workshops for Parents & Caregivers
Presented by Denita Dinger, co-author of the book “Let Them Play: An Early Childhood Uncurriculum”, this hands-on workshop provides practical ideas to create child-led, play-based curriculum to help all children in your program succeed. Learn how to encourage young children to try new ideas, explore freely, collaborate, solve problems, handle conflict, share and own discoveries. This workshop is geared toward individuals who work with groups of children from infants to age 6. Wear casual clothing and come prepared to play!

Early care and education professionals and parents
Location: Rancho Senior Center, 3 Ethel Coplen Way, Irvine
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (lunch on your own)
Fee: Irvine Resident: $15 per person; Non-resident: $20 per person
Registration: Seating is limited. Register (Course #:139396) online at irvinequickreg.org or call 949-724-6610.

Information: For more information, call 949-724-6632.


Literacy for All- California Preschool Instructional Networks (CPIN)
Explore ways to create enhanced opportunities for access and inclusion in the language and literacy rich preschool classroom. Children with disabilities and English language learners benefit from strategies that build on language development to foster literacy. The workshop will incorporate information from California Preschool Learning Foundations Volume 1 and the Preschool English Learner Guide.

Audience: Early childhood educators
Location: Orange County Department of Education Boardroom, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Date: April 24, 5-8 p.m. 
Fee: $20
Registration: Click Here
Information: 714-966-4378 or icavazos@ocde.us     


6th Annual Community Resource Fair- Families Forward
Over 50 local organizations provided free services and resources. Click on the title above for organizations that will be attending.

Audience: Families
Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
Date: May 3, 10 .am.-1 p.m.
Fee: Free
Information: kbanks@families-forward.org   

Orange County ECE Collaborative Conference- Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children  (OCAEYC)
Participants can choose from over 25 workshops led by experts in family engagement, child development, and play-based learning.


Audience: Early childhood educators
Location: The Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Date: May 3, 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Fee: $50  
Registration: Click Here
Information: rcote@ocde.us for registration questions, dehrle@ocde.us for event questions.     

Behavior Management Training Session- Prader-Willi Syndrome Foundation, Comfort Connections Family Resource Center, and Regional Center of Orange County
Session will provide valuable information about how to better manage the behavior of persons of all ages who have Prader-Willi syndrome. Topics include: Understanding the PWS Hyperphagia Food Drive, how children and adults with PWS think, The ABC’s of PWS behavior management, etc.


Audience: Early childhood educators and parents
Location: 1525 N. Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Date: May 29, 6-9 p.m.
Registration: 310-372-5053 or info@pwcf.org  
Information: Child care will not be provided; Please do not bring children  

Irvine Valley College Human Development Department offers many classes for early childhood educators. To view current schedule click here.