COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
FOSTER AND KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION PROGRAM
FREE WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
FOR ALL FOSTER/RELATIVE CAREGIVERS, PARENTS/GUARDIANS,
 AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN PARENTING ISSUES
ALL CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR B, D, OR F RATE RENEWAL
 
September-November 2016
September 2016 
 
Child Development 101
Mondays, September 12, 19, and 26, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
In this three part series, you will learn what the experts have to say about child development, how children learn through play, and how to recognize developmental milestones.
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222*
Instructor:  Sharon Eyrich
 
 
Are You too Involved in Your Child’s Life? The Dangers of Helicopter Parents
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Do you hover over your child? Do you focus intently on protecting them from harm, disappointment, and unhappiness? How much involvement in your child’s life is enough? Develop healthy boundary setting skills to help your child thrive independently, build greater confidence and self-esteem, and learn to manage and reduce anxiety.
Location:  Santa Clarita Activities Center
Instructor:  Chris Jones, Dynamic Interventions
 
 
Get to the CORE - Using the CORE Practice Strategy
Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Learn how to create a positive rapport and effective working relationships with children/youth and families to bring them in as full partners in case planning and goal accomplishment.
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222*
Instructor:  Sydney Tucker
 
 
Hands-On STEM
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
How do we help children develop the important skills needed to be successful in STEM? (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) This hands-on workshop will allow participants to explore skills and techniques to encourage active learning.
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Bldg, Blue Room*
Instructor:  Lisa Prince
 
 
Finding Quality Childcare  (This workshop has been canceled)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Are you looking for quality care for your child? Do you know what to look for? Ease some of your anxiety when making childcare decisions by learning what good, quality, and trustworthy childcare looks like for infant, toddler, and pre-school age children.
Location:  Santa Clarita Activities Center
Instructor:  Wendy Ruiz
 
 
Peaceful Parenting
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Today's parents are overwhelmed with responsibilities and stress. Learn strategies to create a more peaceful family environment to help you maneuver through times of stress even when your patience wears thin and life becomes hectic.
Location:  Santa Clarita Activities Center
Instructor:  Erin Royer-Asrilant
 
 
F-Rate Preservice Training
Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A light lunch will be provided
Required 16-hour pre-service training needed to work with children who are medically fragile. Participants must attend all sessions.
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B*
Instructor:  Geri Hernandez
 
 
Human Trafficking:  What it is, and What You Can Do About It
Friday, September 30, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn about Human Trafficking from experts in the field. This is a full day conference that includes workshops and panel discussions. The Keynote Speaker is Rachel Thomas, a survivor with a message of hope for others. 
Location: College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 258*
Instructor: Panel of Experts
  
October 2016
 
Your “Sensational” Child
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
In this class, you will learn about your child’s unique sensory abilities and experience ways to easily integrate sensory activities into your daily routines. Parents will leave knowing concrete, developmentally appropriate strategies for optimizing your child’s sensory skills.
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222*
Instructor:  Holly Charlton and Judy Hopkins
 
 
Effective Communication in Families
Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Learn creative ways to send and receive information in the various representational systems, including visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Specific active listening skills will be discussed, as well as problem-solving questions for parents to ask and how they work. A question and answer period will follow.
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222*
Instructors:  Dr. Lee Shulman and Dr. Joyce Shulman
 
 
Homework Strategies for Parents
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ever feel overwhelmed with your child’s homework load? Do homework and studying take up your entire afternoon and evening? Streamline the homework process to be more efficient, organized, and productive by developing positive study habits so you and your child spend less time feeling overwhelmed by homework and studying.
Location:  Santa Clarita Activities Center
Instructor:  Chris Jones, Dynamic Interventions
 
 
Tolerance and Acceptance: Teaching Diversity to Young Children
Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
As parents and caregivers of young children, we have a vision for a world where all people are valued and respected, regardless of their race, gender identity, or socioeconomic level.  Let’s dialogue about how we can positively influence the young children in our care to grow up to be prepared to flourish in multicultural communities and a global society.
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222*
Instructor:  Marli Sacolles
 
 
Health & Nutrition
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
This interactive workshop will focus on topics related to health, safety and nutrition. The importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and basic nutrition for children and families will be discussed and explored.
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Bldg, Blue Room*
Instructor:  Lisa Prince
 
 
D-Rate Preservice Training
Saturdays, October 22, and 29, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A light lunch will be provided
This is the required pre-service training for caregivers who would like to work with children who have behavioral needs.  It is mandated that you attend all 16 hours of training to earn your certificate of training.
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B*
Instructor:  Tammy Lanier
 
 
Invisible Scars:  The Effects of Verbal Abuse on Children and Teens
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
The way you talk to your child has a lasting impact on his/her growth. Learn to identify the different types of verbal abuse and the consequences on a child’s developing brain. Information will be provided about national and local resources available to you.
Location:  Santa Clarita Activities Center
Instructor:  Dr. Patricia Patton
 
November 2016 
 
21st Century Learning
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Workshop participants will review the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the 21st century. We will review essential components of 21st century learning including: content knowledge, learning and creativity skills, technology skills, career skills and life skills. We will talk about practical applications and everyday activities you can do with your child to enhance their learning.      
Location:  Santa Clarita Activities Center
Instructor:  Renee Marshall      
 
WisdomPath Way Parenting
 
Friday, November 4, 2016 and Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. A light lunch will be provided.
The WisdomPath Way approach teaches parents to honor the strengths and challenges of each child, guide their development, and to teach and promote adherence to rules, limits, and boundaries. Learn to teach your child self-soothing skills, impulse control, and to control “protest” behaviors.
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B*
Instructor:  Kate Messina, PhD, LCSW
 
 
The Mask of Depression in Children and Adolescents
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Understand the process of how depression is identified. Recognize family history and environmental factors that can contribute to the disorder; learn to identify the warning signs in children and adolescents and the various treatment options available.
Location:  Santa Clarita Activities Center
Instructor:  Chris Jones, Dynamic Interventions
 
 
Positive Discipline Strategies for Children: Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Tuesdays, November 15, 22, and 29, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
In this three-part series, we will discuss stages of development, behavior challenges, and strategies to support your child through each stage. Using
positive discipline techniques, your child can develop skills on how to make good choices, while promoting self-respect and respect for others. By getting to know your child at each stage, we will look at discipline and guidance through your child's eyes, and gain a stronger understanding of why they do what they do!
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222*
Instructor:  Wendy Ruiz
 
 
The 7 Types of ADD-Medications: Effects on the Brain and Behavior
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
ADD is not a “one-size-fits-all” diagnosis. Understanding the types and their challenges can help with management that offers an optimal future.
Location:  College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 209*
Instructor:  Brenda Tumasone
 
 
Note: Certificates will only be issued to Foster and Kinship Care Providers and will be mailed within 1 to 2 weeks after finishing the workshop
 
*Please note – all classes held on the College of the Canyons campus require a parking pass. 
Passes will be emailed to registered participants.
There is NO SMOKING in the vicinity of the Early Childhood Education Building.
 
 
LOCATIONS
COC - University Center – Dianne Van Hook
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA  91355
 
COC Center for Early Childhood Education
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
 
Santa Clarita Activities Center
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
 
 Low enrolled workshops are subject to cancellation.
Please register at least three days prior to class.
 
 
To register, please e-mail Mimi Leach at Mimi.Leach@canyons.edu
or register online


These workshops/classes are for adults only, as childcare is not provided
Low enrolled workshops are subject to cancellation
 
 
These FREE workshops and class series are provided in
collaboration with the City of Santa Clarita