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.
Events Coming Up

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

Long Beach, CA, June 10, 2017

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

San Francisco, CA, June 24, 2017

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Watsonville, CA, June 28 - 30, 2017

In partnership with Encompass Community Services

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute in LA County (by-invitation only; training language and location TBD)

August 23 – 25, 2017

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

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute in LA County (by-invitation only; training language and location TBD)

September 12 – 14, 2017

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

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute in LA County (by-invitation only; training language and location TBD)

October 25 – 27, 2017

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

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute in LA County (by-invitation only; training language and location TBD)

November 14-16, 2017

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

Past Events

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Caldwell, ID, May 24 – 26, 2017

In partnership with Community Council of Idaho

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Woodland, WA, May 18 – 20, 2017

In partnership with Woodland School District

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

San Francisco, CA, April 24 – 26, 2017

In partnership with Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Wilmington, CA, December 7-9, 2016

In partnership with Providence Health & Services

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

Los Angeles, CA, November 4, 2016

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

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Long Island, NY, September 29 - October 1, 2016

Sponsored by Hagedorn Foundation - In partnership with SEPA Mujer

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Pescadero, CA August 15 - 17, 2016

In partnership with PUENTE

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Tune Up Session

Salinas, CA, June 30, 2016

Hosted by First 5 Monterey County

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

San Jose, CA, June 27 - 29, 2016

In partnership with First 5 Santa Clara County

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Plant City, FL, June 1 - 3, 2016

In partnership with Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Fowler, CA, May 24 - 26, 2016

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

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Signal Hills, CA, April 27 - 29, 2016

In partnership with Children’s Institute, Project ABC

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Denver, CO, April 21 - 23, 2016

In partnership with Community Enterprise

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

North Hills, CA, April 13 - 15, 2016

In partnership with Friends of the Family

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Plant City, FL, March 16 - 18, 2016

In partnership with Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Medford, OR, March 10 - 12, 2016

In partnership with Southern Oregon Head Start

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (English)

Avon Park, FL, February 10 - 12, 2016

In partnership with Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors Training Institute (Spanish)

Plant City, FL, January 26 - 28, 2016

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