Skip to Content

Trainings and Events

Early Childhood CARES offers many parent trainings and family events throughout the school year.

To sign up for text message reminders about events, visit this link:

You can also sign up by texting @eccares to the number 81010.

Special Events

September 28 – Fall Pizza Party at Emerald Park, 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene, 4-6 pm

September 28 – Fall Pizza Party at Washington Park, 2025 Washington St., Eugene, 4-6 pm

October 3 – Fall Pizza Party at Brattain Elementary School, 425 10th St., Springfield, 5-6:30 pm

December 1 – Family Swim Night at Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St., Eugene, 6-8 pm

January 27 – Children’s Health Fair, 1500 West 12th Avenue, 10 am – noon

May 19 – Family Fun Day, Centennial Elementary School, 1315 Aspen St., Springfield, 10 am – noon

Parent Chats

  • Come meet new families!
  • Each month has a new theme and guest speaker from 10:00-12:00 pm with expert guidance for families.
  • Coffee, light snacks, and free childcare will be provided.

Conversación con los Padres

  • ¡Vengan a conocer otros padres!
  • Cada mes tendremos un tema y a un invitado de 10:00-12:00 pm con ideas y sugerencias para la familia.
  • ¡Café, un refrigerio ligero, y cuidado de niños se proporcionará!

2017-18 Dates and Themes – Fechas y Temas

7 de octubre – Todos lo que queremos saber sobre Early Childhood CARES, presentado por Guadalupe Moreno

October 21 – Picky Eaters, presented by Elaine Toper and Brittany Willis

November 4 – Self-Care and Resilience Building for Parents, presented by Deb Sunderland

11 de noviembre – Cómo aumentar el vocabulario de los niños en la casa

December 2 – Emotion Coaching, presented by Valérie Alexander from The Early Education Program

9 de diciembre – Charla con los Padres y Grupo de Juego para los Niños

January 20 – Weighted Blanket Workshop, presented by Jeani WIlliams

February 3 – Autism Part 1: What is Autism?, presented by Florien Deurloo
February 10- Autism Part 2: Getting Started at Home, presented by Florien Deurloo

10 de marzo – Charla con los Padres y Grupo de Juego para los Niños

March 17 – Transition to Kindergarten, presented by FACT Oregon

14 de abril – Charla con los Padres y Grupo de Juego para los Niños

April 28 – Potty Training 101, presented by Florien Deurloo

May 5 – Helping my Child Become a Successful Communicator, presented by Speech Language Pathologist team

12 de mayo -Charla con los Padres y Grupo de Juego para los Niños

Please register by calling or emailing Carla Moore: 541-346-2578.

Por favor de registrarse llamando a Guadalupe Moreno: 541-346-0742 o mandando un texto al 541-206-8309.

Community Preschool Trainings

Our annual Community Preschool Training series is designed to equip local preschool teachers and daycare providers with additional skills for working with children who have developmental delays and disabilities.

All trainings will be held at Lane Community College: Main Campus, 4000 E. 30th Ave. Eugene. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register by calling Family Connections at 541-463-3954 or online at:

Certificates will be provided.

Wednesday October 11, 2017, 6:30 – 8 pm

How to Talk to Parents About Developmental Concerns/Referring to Early Childhood CARES
Presented by Heather Brey, Early Childhood CARES EI/ECSE Specialist
Limited to 65 participants

Wednesday November 15, 2017, 6:30 – 8 pm

Organizing the Classroom Environment for Success
Presented by Cathy Hyslop, Early Childhood CARES EI/ECSE Specialist and Autism/Behavior Consultant
Limited to 65 participants

Do you need ideas to help children stay engaged? Do you have challenges with children who are climbing, running and throwing when you want them to be sitting, calm, and focused? Start with taking a good hard look at your classroom or learning space! Come to this workshop to learn how to maximizing your teaching success through the thoughtful arrangement of the spaces where children learn. Learn practical ideas using the materials and furniture you have on hand. Don’t miss it!

Thursday January 11, 2018, 6:30 – 8 pm

Individualizing Curriculum for Students with Special Needs
Presented by Kat Griffin and Amber Delahanty, Early Childhood CARES EI/ECSE Specialists
Limited to 65 participants

Thursday February 8, 2018, 6:30-8 pm

Sensory Regulation
Presented by Cathy Hyslop, Early Childhood CARES EI/ECSE Specialist and Autism/Behavior Consultant
Limited to 65 participants

Thursday March 8, 2018, 6:30- 8 pm

Strategies for Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Presented by Julia Rockwell, Early Childhood CARES EI/ECSE Specialist

Monday April 16, 2018, 6:30-8 pm

Early Childhood Positive Behavior Intervention Supports
Presented by Natalya McComas, Early Childhood CARES EI/ECSE Specialist and Behavior Consultant

Skip to toolbar