Meet Play Love: Engage, Enrich, Enlighten

Garden Grove, California
Saturday, March 09, 2019

Schedule of Events

SESSION 1 9:00-10:15

The Art of Roughhousing
     Dr Larry Cohen leads an active session on the advantages and necessity of physical play
Developmental Milestones: Tending to your Carrot Seed
  Speech Pathologist Jody Stratton educates caregivers about typical developmental milestones in cognition, social-emotional, adaptive, behavior, gross and fine motor skills and communication between 0-6 years of age. Participants will learn to identify potential gaps, and what to do if your “Carrot Seed” needs more than light and water.  
Young Engineers & Language Learners
A hands on demonstration for STEM and Language Learners: brought to you by a Cal State University Fullerton Team: Ruth Helen Yopp, Kimberly Norman, Hallie Kay Yopp, Shelia Arnold 
Birds & the Bees: Preschoolers, Private Parts and Playmates
Amy Lang leads participants on a discovery of age appropriate exploration

MPL is glad to present the informative and entertaining author of the popular Playful Parenting and The Opposite of Worry.   Co-Author The Art of Roughhousing, Best Friends, Worst Enemies and Mom, They’re Teasing me, Dr. Cohen  illuminates listeners about human connection

Reservations required to attend this buffet luncheon and presentation of awards for excellence and contribution to the cooperative preschool community. 

Hotel is at capacity!  Recommended to eat outside hotel. Scroll to bottom of page to see local eating options.

SESSION 2  1:30-2:45

Seven Secrets: Meeting the Emotional Needs of Your Child
Parenting from the Heart founders Ty and Lynda Hatfield lead participants through a workshop to navigate the intricacies of emotional need. 
Building Inclusive Communities
Alex Locust opens minds and hearts with a gentle, informative and thought provoking presentation about respectful and responsible behavior toward everyone. 
Build Strong Minds: Brain Development through Play
Chia Wa Yeh brings research and examples from her experience as Head Teacher and Researcher Coordinator at Bing Nursery School, the laboratory nursery school of Stanford University. 
Proprioceptive Learning: The Sixth Sense! 
Dr. Aishah Muhammad-Flissinger brings extensive expertise as an occupational therapist to expand awareness and underline the importance of physical receptors and their influence on the development of motor and play skills, which serve as a foundation for academic learning.

Tea & Coffee Available in the Exhibition Hallway.

SESSION 3 3:00-4:15 

Encouraging a Can Do Mindset: Raise Confident, Flexible Human Beings
Professor Kathleen Vokoun outlines proven techniques necessary toward developing a true sense of self worth. Session examines how and why attempts to  “build self esteem”  may eventually backfire. 
The Opposite of Worry
Dr. Larry Cohen brings expertise from his book, to encourage parents to enjoy parenting 
Temperament: Nurture and Nature
Licensed marriage and family therapist and parenting coach Hayley Goldberg brings her expertise to the area of temperament to guide toward a more loving, calmer, happier and more confident parenting experience.
Director Forum
CCPPNS President Michelle Edgecomb and VP Konne Ainsworth lead what is always an informative and statewide bonding experience for parent participation professionals. Discover resources you did not know exist! 

The popular Convention “After Party”!  Luxury buses (thank you Bob Hadzor Insurance) take visitors to three Orange County Council Schools. Dinner and a show! OC Schools committed to “show” you something new or useful!  Appetizers, main dish, salad and exciting classroom ideas: STEAM, collaborative learning, story walks. Dessert and adult beverages as we travel. Laughter and great company. A good time guaranteed. $25 for an unforgettable evening. Add to Registration.


Red Robin Description:
1128 W. Lincoln Ave Anaheim, CA 92805 Phone (714) 635-7829

Roscoe’s Chicken (walk)
2110 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, 
CA 92802 Phone (714) 823-4130

Pizza Press
1700 S Harbor Blvd  Anaheim, 
CA 92802 Phone (714) 323-7134

Cheesecake Factory
321 W Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92802 Phone (714) 533-7500

Mimi’s Café
1400 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, 
CA 92802 Phone (714) 956-2223

4050 W Chapman Ave Orange, CA 92868 Phone (714) 634-1227

BJ’s Brewhouse
460 The City Dr S Orange, 
CA 92868 Phone (714) 787-3925

 “Steak Houses”

Morton’s Steak House
1895 Harbor Blvd| Anaheim, 
CA 92802  Phone (714) 621-0101

Outback Steak House
7575 Beach Blvd Buena Park,
CA 90620  Phone (714) 523-5788

Ruth’s Chris Steak
2041 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, 
CA 92802 Phone (714) 750-5466

 “Italian Cuisine”

11999 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 Phone (714) 750-1234

Buca Di Beppo

11757 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 Phone (714) 740-2822

12045 Chapman Ave Garden Grove, CA 92840 Phone (714) 971-5551


Bubba Gump Shrimp
321 W Katella Ave Anaheim, 
CA 92802 Phone (714) 635-4867

Joes Crab Shack
12011 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 Phone (714) 703-0505

Red Lobster
12892 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 Phone (714) 638-9500

King Harbor
13018 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92843 Phone (714) 636-9103

“Mexican Cuisine”

Los Sanchez
11906 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92843 
Phone  (714) 590-9300

Sobroso Mexican Grill
13129 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92843 Phone (714) 537-7080

Casa Garcia
531 W Chapman Ave Anaheim, CA 92802 Phone (714) 740-1108

“Asian Cuisine”

Thai Tangerine (walk)
12541 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 Phone (714) 534-4490

Hong Kong Express
11092 Magnolia St Garden Grove, CA 92841 Phone (714) 590-1555

Thai Famous
11891 Euclid St Garden Grove, CA 92840 Phone (714) 534-3316


Loving Hut
12050 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove · Phone (657) 233-5780

Vegan Pizza
12022 Chapman Ave 
Garden Grove, CA 92840 
Phone (714) 750-8686

Healthy Junk
201 Ctr St Promenade Anaheim, CA 92805 Phone (714) 772-5865


Flor Blanca – Salvadorian (walk)
12571 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 Phone (657) 400-2316

Genie Den – Mediterranean (walk)
12563 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 Phone (714) 636-8600


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