The cost-effective Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors train-the-trainer program fully prepares local community leaders to deliver the curriculum to parents in their neighborhood. During the three-day training, facilitators learn about the unique features of the Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors curriculum, including the following:

  • Overview of the 10 sessions, which cover best practices in language development, bilingualism, early literacy, early math, health and social emotional wellness, attendance, civic engagement, parent leadership, goal setting and planning for family success.
  • An understanding of the cultural and linguistic relevance of the Abriendo Puertas curriculum, including its use of “dichos” or popular sayings, activities such as the Lotería game and how to create a safe environment for parent reflection.
  • Popular education techniques, ideas for parent outreach and ways to engage local partners.

Upcoming Events

August 23 – 25, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute in LA County (English) by-invitation only

Los Angeles, CA

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Coto, MSW, Los Angeles County Project Manager at jcoto@ap-od.org or (213) 346-3228.

August 28 - 30, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

San Carlos, CA

In partnership with Family Connections

September 6 - 8, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Los Angeles, CA

Sponsored by The Vernon Community Fund

September 12 – 14, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute in LA County (English) by-invitation only

Los Angeles, CA

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Coto, MSW, Los Angeles County Project Manager at jcoto@ap-od.org or (213) 346-3228.

September 26, 28, 29, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Los Angeles, CA

In partnership with Proyecto Pastoral

October 2, 2017, 9 am – 12 pm

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Event - "Protecting Our Youngest: Helping Immigrant Children, Families and Communities Cope with Fear, Separation, and Loss"

The California Endowment - Redwood Room

October 10 - 12, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Riverside, CA

In partnership with Riverside Unified School District

October 25 – 27, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute in LA County (English) by-invitation only

Los Angeles, CA

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Coto, MSW, Los Angeles County Project Manager at jcoto@ap-od.org or (213) 346-3228.

November 14-16, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute in LA County (Spanish) by-invitation only

Los Angeles, CA

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Coto, MSW, Los Angeles County Project Manager at jcoto@ap-od.org or (213) 346-3228.

Past Events

June 28 - 30, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Watsonville, CA

In partnership with Encompass Community Services

June 24, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Workshop at the National Family and Community Engagement Conference

San Francisco, CA

June 10, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Workshop at the Engaging Families: Forming Strong Partnerships for Lasting Success Conference

Long Beach, CA

May 24 – 26, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Caldwell, ID

In partnership with Community Council of Idaho

May 18 – 20, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Woodland, WA

In partnership with Woodland School District

April 24 – 26, 2017

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

San Francisco, CA

In partnership with Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

December 7-9, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Wilmington, CA

In partnership with Providence Health & Services

November 4, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors 1 1/2-hour session (English)

Los Angeles, CA

At the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2016 Annual Conference & Expo

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September 29 - October 1, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Long Island, NY

Sponsored by Hagedorn Foundation - In partnership with SEPA Mujer

August 15 - 17, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Pescadero, CA

In partnership with PUENTE

June 30, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Tune Up Session

Salinas, CA

Hosted by First 5 Monterey County

June 27 - 29, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

San Jose, CA

In partnership with First 5 Santa Clara County

June 1 - 3, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Plant City, FL

In partnership with Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)

May 24 - 26, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Fowler, CA

Sponsored by The James Irvine Foundation - In partnership with Fowler Unified School District

April 27 - 29, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Signal Hills, CA

In partnership with Children’s Institute, Project ABC

April 21 - 23, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Denver, CO

In partnership with Community Enterprise

April 13 - 15, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

North Hills, CA

In partnership with Friends of the Family

March 16 - 18, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Plant City, FL

In partnership with Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)

March 10 - 12, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Medford, OR

In partnership with Southern Oregon Head Start

February 10 - 12, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Avon Park, FL

In partnership with Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)

January 26 - 28, 2016

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Plant City, FL

In partnership with Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA).

For more information on future events/trainings, please contact Debbie Ignacio at dignacio@ap-od.org or (213) 346-3216