January-March 2017

February 2017
Love & Logic

Tuesdays, February 21 and 28, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017

6:30-8:30 p.m.

This six-week series provides simple and practical techniques to help providers with kids of all ages. Caregivers will learn how to raise responsible children, learn how to have more fun in their role as provider and how to easily and immediately change children's behavior.

Location:  Santa Clarita Activities Center

Instructor:  Gina Romo


  March 2017

Navigating the Adolescent World

Thursdays, March 2, 9, and 16, 2017

6:30-8:30 p.m.
This three-part workshop will give insight to parents about the real issues adolescents face today. Topics will include understanding the adolescent brain and how it functions both similarly and differently from the adult brain, recognizing and managing risk taking behavior, how to help your adolescent deal with peer pressure and bullying, how to effectively set limits and improve parenting skills, and most importantly, how to improve communication with your adolescent. This interactive workshop will give parents a chance to see the world through the eyes of their adolescent, and learn the skills necessary to help them navigate their ever changing world.
Location: Santa Clarita Activities Center

Instructor:  Malena Ally, Dynamic Interventions

Whole Family (SB500)

Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. A light lunch will be provided

Are you interested in being certified to care for a teen parent and her/his dependent child? Then you should attend an upcoming 16-hour certification class. During the certification we will discuss caring for the developing teen as both a mentor and a parent; strategies for helping the teen parent to build attachment and be an effective parent; discuss roles, rights & responsibilities of teen parent and caregiver; provide information on available tools and resources; discuss DCFS policies and compensation; complete the Shared Responsibility Plans.

Location: College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 222*

Instructor: Theresa Reed


Prudent Parenting

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6:30-8:30 p.m.

This workshop will give an overview of, SB 358 ~ which outlines the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standards. We will discuss how the law is implemented so caregivers can exercise judgment in providing for babysitting and extra-curricular activities for children in their care. The RPPS is designed to allow children to participate in activities that promote normalcy. 

Location: College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 310*

Instructor:  Theresa Reed


Understanding Biases

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

6:30-8:30 p.m.

This workshop will give participants an inside look on attitudes and/or stereotypes that affect ones understanding, actions, and decisions as it relates to biases. The content will develop discussions on feelings and attitudes about other people based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, age, and appearance. 

Location: College of the Canyons, University Center, Room 310*

Instructor:  Theresa Reed

D and F Rate - Spring 2017

D-Rate Preservice Training

Saturdays, May 6 and May 13, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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 A*

Instructor:  Tammy Lanier

F-Rate Pre-Service Training

Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, 2017

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Required 16-hour pre-service training needed to work with children who are medically fragile. Participants must attend all sessions to earn their certificates.

Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room A*

Instructor: Geri Hernandez​


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.


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
or register online

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