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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.”


April

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
Location:
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
  
Information: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

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
Date:
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



Parent-Child Premium Program- Child Behavior Pathways (joint program between CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine)
9-week series utilizes an evidence-based curriculum helping parents learn: Techniques to increase positive parent-child interactions; approaches for preventing disruptive behaviors in the future; tools for responding to common attention getting behaviors; and strategies to foster a child’s attention, social skills, and self-esteem. 

 

Audience: Parents of children ages 3-6 
Location: IUSD ECLC, 1 Smoketree Lane, Irvine, CA 92604
Date: Every Wednesday, April 15-June 10, 6-8 p.m.  
Fee: $500 for two adults and one child
Registration:  www.childbehaviorpathways.com 
Information: 949-267-0227 



Parenting Classes- Child Behavior Pathways (joint program between CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine)
9-week series utilizes an evidence-based curriculum helping parents learn: Techniques to increase positive parent-child interactions; approaches for preventing disruptive behaviors in the future; tools for responding to common attention getting behaviors; and strategies to foster a child’s attention, social skills, and self-esteem.  

 

Audience: Parents of children ages 0-3 or ages 3-5  
Location: varies, click on flyer for location
Date: For parents of children ages 0-3- Every Tuesday, April 21-June 16, 6-8 p.m.; For parents of children ages 3-5- Every Wednesday, April 22- June 17, 6-8 p.m. OR Every Thursday, April 16-June 11, 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $150 for up to two adults
Registration:  www.childbehaviorpathways.com  
Information: 949-267-0227; scholarships to families with financial hardship is available



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
Registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calsac-oc-chapter-conference-registration-16107743695
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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