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.

November 6, 2021

ECE Open House and Job Fair
Come meet and greet your OCAEYC Board and fellow members, learn about early childhood education (ECE) programs in Orange County, and discover employment opportunities. This event is for adults only please.

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Pretend City, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Cost: Free

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)

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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