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March 2018

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Making the Most of Classroom Interactions: This training is a modified version that will go in depth on the Instructional Support Domain and Dimensions.  You will learn strategies to help with engagement and critical thinking activities to help children understand concepts and to strengthen teacher knowledge on effective ways to provide higher order thinking opportunities.

8:30 a.m. registration, coffee, tea, water, and lunch provided.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: Call Elida Treanor at 925-771-7319 or email at etreanor@first5coco.org

Training host: First 5 Contra Costa
6 hours

Registration: https://032418mmci.eventbrite.com/


March 31 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

*Training available ONLY for licensed Family Child Care providers and Privately Operated Center Staff.

This workshop concentrates on the movement and perceptual-motor skills that young children are motivated to learn and practice. With adult support, these skills set the stage for lifelong health and well-being. Topics drawn from the California Preschool Learning Foundations will be discussed in the context of family child care.

8:30 a.m. registration, only light refreshments will be provided.

Due to contract negotiations this training is subject to reschedule.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: 925-942-5329 (CCCOE)

Training host: UC Davis
5 hours

Registration: https://motorskills33118.eventbrite.com


April 2018

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This Part 1 of a 3 Part Series Focus for Tier 4 and Tier 5 Sites.

Participants will:

  • Learn about young children’s growing ability to see themselves within the context of society, along with preschoolers’ growing interest in similarities and differences in culture, language, racial identity, abilities, and family traditions.
  • Become aware of integration opportunities with the Social-Emotional Domain of the Preschool Learning Foundations.
  • Participate in hands-on activities to understand how the Marketplace includes exchange of items and services.
  • Utilize strategies identified for dual language learners and children with special needs.

8:30 a.m. registration, continental breakfast and light lunch provided.

$30 registration fee – registration deadline: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: (925) 942-5329 (CCCOE)

Training host: CA Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)
6 hours

Registration: https://self-marketplace414.eventbrite.com


April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This Part 2 of a 3 Part Series Focus for Tier 4 and Tier 5 Sites.

Participants will:

  • Review the components and structure of the Best Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children: Family Partnerships and Culture document.
  • Discuss how to utilize and apply information from the document in order to help programs to value families and their contribution to children’s learning, approach cultural diversity with an open mind, apply knowledge gained about families, including their values and beliefs, to teaching and learning.
  • Reflect upon and share about personal cultural influences in the early childhood setting.

5:00 p.m. registration, light dinner provided.

$20 registration fee – registration deadline: Monday, April 9, 2018
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: (925) 942-5329 (CCCOE)

Training host: CA Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)
3.5 hours

Registration: https://partnershipsculture417.eventbrite.com


April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come to visit with other family child care providers, share issues, or gather information. A good time for all is the first priority! This OPEN FORUM event will provide you with the support you are looking for to help you with your family child care business personally and professionally. Take care of YOU!

6:30 p.m. registration.

Questions: 925-676-5442 (CoCoKids)

Training host: CoCoKids
2 hours

Registration: https://www.cocokids.org/cocokids-events/events/tuesday-talks-fcc-support-group-9/


April 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Strengthening Families is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is based on engaging families, programs, and communities in building five protective factors: Parental Resilience; Social Connections, Knowledge of parenting and child development; Concrete support in times of need; and Social and Emotional competence of children.

8:00 a.m. registration, continental breakfast and light lunch provided.

$30 registration fee – registration deadline: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: (925) 942-5329 (CCCOE)

Training host: Contra Costa County Office of Education
6 hours

Registration: https://strengtheningfam42118.eventbrite.com


April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Este taller ofrece ideas para que educadores estimulen el desarrollo de las habilidades de pre alfabetización de sus estudiantes a través de actividades a lo largo del día. Compartiremos y practicaremos juegos de palabras, actividades interactivas, canciones y rimas que se pueden usar en el salón de clase. Nuestro enfoque serán la seis habilidades de pre alfabetización identificadas por la Asociación Americana de Bibliotecas.

6:30 p.m. registration.

Questions: 925-676-5442 (CoCoKids)

Training host: CoCoKids
2 hours

Registration: https://www.cocokids.org/cocokids-events/events/creando-un-ambiente-rico-en-alfabetizacion-central-county/


April 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This Part 3 of a 3 Part Series Focus for Tier 4 and Tier 5 Sites.

Participants will:

  • Gain understanding of key concepts from the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework, Volume 3—History-Social Science domain, Becoming a Preschool Community Member (Civics) strand.
  • Observe, read, and discuss the developmental continuum for civics and develop strategies that will guide instruction and learning in the preschool classroom.
  • Practice using the Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework to intentionally plan developmentally appropriate, cultural, and inclusive strategies that promote the development of skills, knowledge, and behaviors related to civics.

8:30 a.m. registration, continental breakfast and light lunch provided.

$30 registration fee – registration deadline: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: (925) 942-5329 (CCCOE)

Training host: CA Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)
6 hours

Registration: https://healthyhabits51918.eventbrite.com


May 2018

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come to visit with other family child care providers, share issues, or gather information. A good time for all is the first priority! This OPEN FORUM event will provide you with the support you are looking for to help you with your family child care business personally and professionally. Take care of YOU!

6:30 p.m. registration.

Questions: 925-676-5442 (CoCoKids)

Training host: CoCoKids
2 hours

Registration: https://www.cocokids.org/cocokids-events/events/tuesday-talks-fcc-support-group-10/


May 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

*Training available ONLY for licensed Family Child Care providers and Privately Operated Center Staff.

Children’s health and healthy lifestyle choices can lay the groundwork for their later development. The Healthy Habits workshop focuses on supportive communication and participation in activities to help children develop behaviors that lead to healthy living, including making food choices, maintaining personal safety and oral health.

8:30 a.m. registration, only light refreshments will be provided.

Due to contract negotiations this training is subject to reschedule.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: 925-942-5329 (CCCOE)

Training host: UC Davis
5 hours

Registration: https://healthyhabits51918.eventbrite.com


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