Infant Development Association (IDA)
Southern California Regional Conference

Effective Collaboration: Together We Are Unstoppable!

March 3-4, 2017 • Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, CA


Registration Fees:
IDA Members: $270 Both Days / $170 One day
Non Members: $300 Both Days / $200 One day
Agencies (sending 3 or more staff): $230 Both Days per person / $155 One day per person
Parents/Students: $140 Flat Rate for Both Days or One day


Contact DeLora Slattery at to secure your room reservation!

The Hilton can no longer extend the group rate. So do not contact the hotel.
Good News: IDA has purchased some of the remaining rooms at the same group rate for
$145 + 11.464% Tax

Schedule At-A-Glance Available - Click Here

See Links Below for Each Keynote and All Sessions!

Our Keynote Speakers


Karis Johnson
Keynote on Friday, March 3, 2017
Early Intervention:
A Community of Hope

Kiti Freier Randall, Ph.D.
Keynote on Saturday, March 4, 2017
Raising Healthy Infants and Toddlers:
The Village Needs You


Session Topics for Friday Include (click titles for details):
•Home Visiting Safety for the Early Intervention Provider
•Transition: Insights from the Field (repeat AM and PM on Friday only)
•Mouth Trap: Strategies, Tips, and Secrets to Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth
•SING AND SPEAK: Using Evidence-Based Music Therapy to Assist Children with Relationships and Communication
•Center on the Social Emotional Foundations Early Learning (CSEFEL)
•Setting the Foundations of Healthy Social-Emotional and Developmental Pathways for Ages Zero-Five
Head Start and Early Head Start Updates

Session Topics for Saturday Include (click titles for details):
•Partnerships Supporting Inclusion: HOPE Infant Family Support Program & Child Development Center at MiraCosta College
•Collaborating with Families on Home Visits: How to Listen and Take Care of Yourself
•Policy Issues Facing Families in America Today: Raising of America
•Supporting Families of Color in Early Intervention
•Project ImPACT: Collaborating with Families of Toddlers with Social Communication Disorders

Networking Roundtable Topics 1:00-1:30 pm
Following lunch each day you have the option to participate!
Discussions facilitated by IDA Southern CA Chapter
Friday Topic – Early Start Then and Now: Opportunities and Challenges
Saturday Topic – State Systematic Improvement Plan (SSIP): Focus on Social-Emotional Development

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