OCAEYC Trainings, Meetings, and Events
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Please check our calendar frequently for professional development opportunities, upcoming meetings, and events. OCAEYC offers one professional development workshop, coffee and conversation event, or book club meeting each month, as well as an annual conference. Scroll down to view a complimentary recorded training.
Members of OCAEYC receive email announcements for upcoming events with a registration discount code if fees apply. If you are an OCAEYC member and you do not receive your discount code for scheduled events in an email, please contact us for assistance before registering.
September 22, 2021
The Play Experience Workshop
OCAEYC is excited to present: The Virtual Play Experience.
This virtual play workshop is an opportunity to engage in self-active, solo play. During this session, participants will have the opportunity to engage in open-ended play, and to experience the power of play in promoting mindfulness, and resilience. After engaging in play, participants will reflect on their experience, and have an opportunity to dialogue and consider the application of play in various settings.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 for non-members, $10 for members
Coffee & Conversation
Watch this short video to learn more about our Coffee and Conversation events.
Refreshing our Practices Through Mindfulness
The Orange County Reggio Round Table (OCRRT) and OCAEYC hosted this webinar with presenter Lauren Eckstrom. We would like to share this workshop with you as a resource for your essential work, and as an example of the trainings OCAEYC members can attend at a discounted rate.
Click on the video, or visit our YouTube channel to watch the recorded presentation. You can also download the PowerPoint slides and mindfulness book list.
2021 Annual OCAEYC Conference
This year our conference went virtual for the first time. More than 350 registrants were engaged through workshops, resources, and networking opportunities around the theme “Navigating the New Normal: Tweaking Techniques”. The goal of this year’s conference was to offer best practices to support the development, health, and safety of our youngest learners during these particularly challenging times.
OCAEYC hosted a Virtual Scavenger Hunt leading up to the conference, which allowed registrants to learn more about the sponsors and win great prizes! Moreover, we offered a drive-thru conference swag giveaway on the day before the conference; distributing about 200 bags!
A special "thank you" to the Sponsors and Community Partners who contributed to the 2021 Annual OCAEYC Conference! We could not have done it without you!
Additional Training Opportunities Available in Orange County
Please note that these trainings are available from our community partners, and we are offering information about them as a resource for you. OCAEYC does not endorse trainings from other agencies and organizations. We strongly recommend working with your Professional Growth Advisor (PGA) to plan your professional development. You can visit the websites below to learn more about our community partners and the trainings and services they provide, then consult with your PGA to determine whether or not they are applicable towards your professional development goals.
Orange County Department of Education (OCDE)
Calendar for Professional Learning (check prices in event descriptions)