ECLC Parent Education Newsletter

Irvine Unified School District

Important Upcoming Dates

May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5 - Learning Link 9:00am

May 13 - Parent Education: Fine Motor Skills

Teacher Appreciation Week!

ECLC Parents, teacher appreciation week is May 3rd-7th! Here is the list of appreciation tasks for your kiddos to show their teachers love each day:

Parent Education: SPED 101

If you missed last week's special education presentation, you can access it below:
Special Education 101 May 2021

Parent Education: Sharpen Your Child's Fine Motor Skills

May 13, 2021

1:00 pm (Online): Click Here to Register

Presenters: School Readiness Nurse, Parent Educator, Occupational Therapists

Hear from ECLC's School Readiness Nurse and Occupational Therapists on how parents can design their at-home environment and activities for their preschoolers to support fine motor development skills for Kindergarten Readiness.

Learning Link

Join us for Learning Link online. Our next virtual event is on Wednesday, May 5th @9:00am. Learning Link is an interactive center for parents and their children, ages 0-5. Activities for all ages will be available for you and your child to do together. Click here to learn more and register for FREE


Your voice matters when it comes to your child's education. Join the PTA to obtain knowledge and voice your opinions on what is happening at ECLC. This partnership between parents and educators will enhance student learning and enrich the lives of the students within ECLC. Click here for the 2021-2022 membership form.

JOIN PTA: we are looking for a new treasurer for next year's committee. Please reach out to PTA at if you are interested.

Masking in the Sun Community Event

Saturday, May 22nd

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Free event for all families, registration is required. Click on the flyer below for more details.


Join us for IPSF Summer! Both in-person and online summer classes are available for grades K-12 starting in June. Summer is the time to pursue interests, discover new passions, and brush up on fundamentals for the next school year. With hundreds of classes to choose from, your student is guaranteed to have a blast no matter where their interest lies.

Browse classes and register at

Scholarships are available for all IPSF programs to families demonstrating financial need. For more information and to apply, please visit

UCI Eye Mobile

UCI Eye Mobile is currently offering FREE eye exam appointments for children 3-12 years old

The upcoming dates are below:

Next available appointments in August 2021

Open during summer for replacement glasses, questions/concerns etc.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call Jennifer Espinoza directly at (949) 824-6363

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Irvine Family Resource Center

The Irvine Family Resource Center collaborates between Irvine Unified and several community agencies to provide:

  • Short-Term, Evidence-Based Mental Health Services
  • Parent Workshops
  • Teen Workshops
  • Resource Linkage and Referral

Check out the flyer below for a parent enrichment workshop open to all IUSD parent:

Healthy Families Series

Laura's House is offering a FREE online three-part series that will help enrich your family dynamics and be a guide to support healthy communication, family dysfunction, and family patterns. Click on the flyer below for more information:

Active Parenting Free Course

Newport Mesa Family Resource Center is offering a FREE 6 session Active Parenting course via ZOOM. Click on the flyer below for more information:

FREE Meals for Children under 18:

IUSD continues to offer free meals Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00am to 8:45am for pick up at Creekside Education Center, 3387 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, 92606. Breakfast and Lunches will be provided for three days at each pickup. No documentation is required. For additional information, please visit our website at or email

OC Libraries Kindergarten Readiness Site

The County of Orange, through the OC Public Libraries, has a wonderful Kindergarten Readiness Website with developmentally appropriate Book Lists, Community Resources, E-Learning, Rhyming, Activities, Reading Programs, and more. Click Here to Learn More

School Readiness Site

Curious about kindergarten readiness and making sure your child is on track? Check out our school readiness site, where you can find parent education videos, monthly articles, and more!

Parent Calendar and Resources

Click Here to Access 2020-2021 Parent Education Calendar

Click Here to Access ECLC's Parent Resource Folder

Click Here to Access CHOC Community Resources:

An online directory that lists free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, housing and more. Click on link and enter your zip code to easily find programs near you!

ECLC Instagram!

The Early Childhood Learning Center now has an Instagram account to keep you updated on the latest parent and school events. Click here to access the page and make sure to follow us!

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