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Trainings and Events

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

Here’s a list of upcoming events:

Parent Chat

  • Come meet new families!
  • Each month has a new theme and guest speaker from 10:30-12:00 pm with exciting tips and tricks 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 10:30-12:00pm con ideas y sugerencias para la familia.
  • Café, un refrigerio ligero, y cuidado de niños se proporcionará!

Dates and Themes – Fechas y Temas

February 25 – Person Centered Planning/Kinder Transition, presented by FACT

March 4 – Potty Training, presented by Florien Deurloo

Marzo 11 – Ideas para el comportamiento siguiendo rutinas

Abril 15 – Ideas para el comportamiento siguiendo rutinas

April 29 – Picky Eaters, presented by Elaine Toper and Brittany Willis

Mayo 6 – Vamos a la biblioteca a oir un cuentos y hacer actividades con nuestros niños

May 13 – Helping my child become a successful talker, presented by Eileen McNutt

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

Por favor de registrarse llamndo 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.

Thursday March 16, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Social-emotional sensory supports
Presented by Cathy Hyslop, Early Childhood CARES Autism Consultant
Registration opens February 28, 2017. Limited to 65 participants.
Can you name the seven ways your body receives input? We have all heard about the five senses: hearing, tasting, touching, smelling, and seeing — but did you know there are two more related to movement and where your body is? Combined, these make up our sensory system! Come to this workshop and learn more about how our sensory system affects our ability to learn. We will explore ideas that support sensory regulation (keeping our bodies in a just-right place for learning) and promote positive social play. Techniques can easily be incorporated into your daily classroom routines and group activities. Bring your questions and ideas!

Monday April 24, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Teaching Social-Emotional Skills
Presented by Natalya McComas, Early Childhood CARES EI/ECSE Specialist
 Registration opens in April 2017. Limited to 65 participants
This workshop will focus on enhancing children’s social-emotional development through the use of books that teach emotional vocabulary, activities that foster friendship, and strategies that support children to calm their bodies when they experience big feelings.  Materials will be provided for you to take and use in your classroom immediately.  We will be using Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) strategies.

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