COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
FOSTER AND KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION PROGRAM
FREE WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
 

FOR ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS, FOSTER/RELATIVE CAREGIVERS, AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN PARENTING ISSUES 
ALL CLASSES ARE AVALIABLE FOR B, D, OR F RATE RENEWAL
  
 

December 2014

December 2014

Understanding Asthma (F Rate training)

Friday, December 5, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

It’s important to treat asthma symptoms when you first notice them.  We will discuss the signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, medications and actions for the asthma patient.

Location:  College of the Canyons Center for Early Childhood Education – Room B

Instructor: Geri Hernandez


Medication Administration, Documentation, and Common Medical Terms (F Rate training)

Friday, December 5, 2014

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Medication documentation is essential to caring for the medically fragile child.  We will discuss common doses, measuring devices, routines that will fit your family and talk about common medical terms.

Location:   College of the Canyons Center for Early Childhood Education – Room B

Instructor: Geri Hernandez


January – March 2015

January 2015

Training Your Temper

Wednesdays, January 7, 14, & 21, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This 3 week series is intended to offer adults specific tools to manage your anger.  
Location: Valencia Library

Instructor: Dr. Patricia Patton 


IEPs and Beyond

Thursday, January 15, 2015

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The IEP process can be quite intimidating. Parents will learn what their rights are, what a 504 plan is, and how to advocate getting your child’s needs met in the educational setting.
Location: Valencia Library

Instructor: Chris Jones


The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Education

Friday, January 16, 2015

11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This is an interactive workshop where you will discover why a play-based environment is such a valuable part of learning, growth and development for children.

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

Instructor: Lisa Prince


First Aid and CPR Training

Saturday, January 17, 2015

9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

7 hour First Aid / CPR Certification

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

Instructor: Monica Marshall 


Active Parenting of Teens

Wednesdays, January 21, 28, February 4, 2015

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn the skills required to meet the challenges of parenting teens and preteens in today’s society. Prevention guidelines for sex, drugs and violence.

Location: Santa Clarita Activity Center

Instructor:  Christi Aijian


Building Attachment and Understanding your Baby’s Temperament

Saturday, January 24, 2015

10:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to bond with your baby and the tools to support infants & toddlers and their unique personalities. Discover the lasting affects attachment can have on all areas of your child’s brain development.

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

Instructor: Wendy Ruiz


Prenatal Nutrition for Mothers to Be

Friday, January 30, 2015

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

This workshop is designed to support teen mothers as they manage their diet and pregnancy.

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

Instructor:  Shari Barke


Supporting Children Through Transitions

Friday, January 30, 2015

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Learn how “transitions” can create social-emotional stressors for children. This workshop provides caregivers with various strategies so they can better support children through these transitions.

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

Instructor: Krisna Escobar 


Working with Traumatized Children Series

Saturdays, January 31 & February 7, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Child traumatic stress occurs when children and adolescents are exposed to traumatic events or traumatic situations, and when this exposure overwhelms their ability to cope with what they have experienced. Depending on their age, children respond to traumatic stress in different ways. Come learn the signs and symptoms and how you can help your child.

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

Instructor: Lori Switanowski


February 2015

Kindergarten Readiness

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

6:30pm – 8:30 p.m.

Is my child ready for Kindergarten? What are the readiness factors? A little planning on your part can make this step a rewarding and successful time for you and your child.

Location: Newhall Library

Instructor: Renee Marshall


Supporting Children’s Unique Cultural Traits

Friday, February 20, 2015

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Discover the unique cultural traits that children experience with connection to their cultural identity and develop some strategies that can be used to encourage a child’s positive self-image.  

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

Instructor: Krisna Escobar 


Early Intervention and Prevention

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn about the assessment process for those children who may have or may be at risk of developing a special need that may affect their development.

Location: Canyon Country Library

Instructor: Victoria Berry


Working with Destructive Adolescents Series

Saturdays, February 28 & March 7, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior (CDAB) is the only parent training program that addresses the MOST destructive of adolescent behaviors. Now in its eleventh edition, CDAB has become the program of choice for parents raising difficult or out-of-control teens. The American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law, named the Parent Project the largest court mandated juvenile diversion program in the country. Come learn how to help your child before it's too late.      

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

Instructor: Lori Switanowski


March 2015

Supporting Literacy and Language in Early Childhood

Friday, March 6, 2015

11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

In this session we will cover basic concepts intended to support your interactions with young children as they develop language skills. Topics will include an overview of development as well as techniques to incorporate verbal and written language skills into everyday experiences for children. 

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

Instructor: Sharon Eryrich


Sports Parenting

Thursday, March 12, 2015

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This interactive workshop explores the role parents play in supporting their children so that they have fun, positive experiences in sports.

Location: Santa Clarita Activity Center

Instructor: Jerrid McKinna


Break the Silence Stop the Violence: Teen Dating Violence

Thursday, March 19, 2015

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A panel of local experts will explore how to recognize, prevent and solve teen dating issues,

Location: City Hall-Council Chambers

Instructor: Domestic Violence Center



 

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
 
SC Activities Center/Aquatic Center
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
 
COC Center for Early Childhood Education
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
 
Valencia Library
23743 Valencia Boulevard
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
 
Old Town Newhall Library
24500 Main Street
Newhall, CA 91321

Canyon Country Library
18601 Soledad Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91351

SCV City Hall
23920 Valencia Blvd.
Santa Clarita
, CA 91355


 
To register, please call Sondra Duenez at (661) 362-3504 or email at sondra.duenez@canyons.edu
 
 
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