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
May - June 2015
 
 
May 2015
 
 
Supporting Physical Development in Young Children
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This interactive workshop is designed to help parents and educators understand the connection between physical activity and learning. We will review what is developmentally appropriate for young children ages 0-5.  Be prepared to play!
Location: Old Town Newhall Library
Instructor: Gina Peterson
 
Effective Communication Strategies for Adults
Friday, May 8, 2015
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Effective communication is very important in building a positive relationship with anyone, whether they are a child, young person or adult. The way in which we communicate with these different groups can be varied, but the basic fundamental principles remain the same. At this workshop you will learn about clear expression, good listening skills, as well as being able to adapt to different situations and scenarios in order to build effective relationships.
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B
Instructor: Sharon Eyrich
 
Creating Positive Eating Habits for Children
Friday, May 15, 2015
9:00am – 11:00am
Are mealtimes traumatizing?  Are you worried about whether or not you child is eating all the right foods?  This workshop will guide parents and caregivers on how to implement positive eating habits.
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B
Instructor: Sheri Barke
 
F Rate Pre-service Training
Friday, May 15 and Saturday May 16, 2015
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 medical 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: Geri Hernandez
 
D Rate Pre-service Training
Fridays, May 22 and May 29, 2015
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 B
Instructor: Fran Cameron
 
The ABCs of ADD and ADHD
Saturday, May 30, 2015
9:00am – 3:00pm
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. Children with ADHD also may struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school. Symptoms sometimes lessen with age. However, some people never completely outgrow their ADHD symptoms. While treatment won't cure ADHD, it can help a great deal with symptoms. Treatment typically involves medications and behavioral interventions. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in outcome.  Learn how to help your child succeed!
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room A
Instructor: Lori Switanowski
 
June 2015
 
 
SB500 Training
Saturdays, June 6 and 13, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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. The certification includes the following information: 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, and responsibilities of teen parent and caregiver, provide information on available tools and resources, DCFS policies and compensation, and the completion of the Shared Responsibility Plans.
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B
Instructor: Theresa Reed
Balancing Marriage and Family when Raising a Child with Special Needs
Monday, June 8, 2015
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Every family with children is faced with juggling multiple tasks and roles. For families who have children with special needs, maintaining a sense of balance can require more effort.  This workshop will focus on the tools to help balance family life that creates an atmosphere of shared responsibilities to avoid burnout, improve marriage & love, and strive to have a healthy balance for the whole family.
Location: University Center Room 211
Instructor: Carri Arquilevich
 
Supporting Children’s Social-Emotional Development
Friday, June 12, 2015
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The goal of this workshop is to provide parents and caregivers with strategies that can help support the social-emotional development of children (early childhood through teens).  Parents will learn about attachment theory and relationship building, and how to manage stressors.
Location:  College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room A
Instructor: Krisna Escobar
 
Promoting Positive Behaviors
Friday, June 12, 2015
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore the link between temperamental traits and behavior.  Learn how to become in tune and responsive to your child’s personality.
Location: College of the Canyons, Early Childhood Education Building, Room B
Instructor: Krisna Escobar
 
 
 
Certificates will be mailed to you within 1 to 2 weeks of finishing the workshop
Certificates will only be issued to Foster and Kinship Care Providers
 
 
 
 
 
LOCATIONS
 
Canyon Country Library
18601 Soledad Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
 
COC Center for Early Childhood
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
 
Old Town Newhall Library
24500 Main Street
Newhall, CA 91321
 
COC - University Center – Dianne Van Hook
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA  91355

 
 
To register, please call Sondra Duenez at (661) 362-3504,
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