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.

January 24, 2022

The Essentials of a Parent Handbook
OCAEYC will present a workshop on Parent Handbook Essentials. The Parent Handbook is used to inform parents of their responsibilities for their children's childcare needs. In addition, it serves as an informational guide to the Center's responsibilities to the children and their parents.

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: This will be a virtual online workshop
Cost: $15 dollars general admission and $10 for OCAEYC members with a discount code. OCAEYC members please check your email for a discount code before registering.

March 19, 2022

OCAEYC Annual Conference 2022
Join OCAEYC for our 2022 annual conference! This year's theme is "Back-to-the-Future: The Reality of Early Childhood." We will focus on the updated current landscape of early childhood, best practices to support  development, and finding advocacy and empowerment within uncertainty. Engage with our online platform during our pre-conference days to discover vendors and win prizes! This year you can have access to the session recordings to view at your leisure, post conference, and truly take advantage of all that this year has to offer.
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Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:  This will be a virtual conference event
Cost: $55 dollars general admission and $40 for OCAEYC members with a discount code. OCAEYC members please check your email for a discount code before registering.

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.

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)

Children's Home Society of California (CHS)

Calendar of free workshops and events

California Early Childhood Online (CECO)

Free On-Demand trainings can be accessed with your ECE Workforce Registry Identification Number

Early Care and Education Workforce Registry

Create a free account and use your ECE Workforce Registry Identification number to register for trainings and events listed on the ECE Workforce Registry Calendar.

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