Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

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Workshops & Training

Professional Development for Certified Early Childhood Educators

Westcoast courses and workshops support the implementation of the BC Early Learning Framework, Schedule G of the BC Child Care Licensing Regulation and the Early Childhood Educators of BC Code of Ethics.

Westcoast is a member of the BC Early Years Professional Development Hub.

For Child Care First Aid courses, register through The Vital Link.

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Introducing Storypark: Empowering Family Communication and Engagement in Early Childhood Education

As Westcoast continues to seek fresh ways to assist our valued community we have forged a partnership with Storypark. Our shared purpose and values make this collaboration a perfect match, and it brings exciting new opportunities for our members to access the Storypark platform.

With Storypark,  effortlessly elevate the quality of early childhood programs, enhance family engagement, and empower educators. It's another resource for seamless communication and engagement in the world of child care.

Upcoming Workshops

To view previous and upcoming workshops, visit our calendar page.
Before registering, check our Workshop FAQ'sPolicies and Online Workshop Basics for more information.
Registrations for upcoming workshops will be available here, unless they are hosted on the EYPDHub.  

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13
Jul

Creative Dance Experiences for Preschool Children

Lorraine White-Wilkinson

In-Person Saturday July 13, 2024 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Children love to dance! This workshop will take you through age-appropriate movement elements and show you how to incorporate dance into your day. 

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16
Jul

Singing & Literacy: Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays in the Early Years

Pooja Kalsi

Online Tuesday, July 16, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Come ready to sing and to share your favourite and unique songs, rhymes and fingerplays! Signing, music, rhymes and fingerplays help children develop listening skills and hear the rhythms and rhymes of language. 

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25
Jul

Webinar- Anxiety in Children

Michelle Srdanovic

Online Thursday, July 25, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

The goal of this presentation is to explore what is happening “under the hood” when anxiety takes over and how to best respond. We also discuss ways that parents and caregivers can take care of themselves in the process. 

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1
Aug

Webinar - Supporting Children's Outdoor Risky Play

Hebah Hussaina

Online Thursday, August 1, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Research is clear on the importance of regular and repeated access to outdoor risky play. Early learning and child care centres are important environments during the early years, and experiences in these settings provide essential opportunities for children’s outdoor risky play that they may not have at home. This session will help you build the case about the need for outdoor risky play and get ideas to make positive changes in your work with children. 

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10
Aug

Strengthening Program and Family Connections

Etovre Vese

Online Saturday, August 10, 2024 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online

This workshop will explore various strategies educators can engage to build critical relationships with parents and families one step at a time. 

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Administration & Management for Child Care Course

The online Administration & Management for Child Care Course (AMCC), provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of leadership development.

This 40-hour online course is delivered and guided by expert instructors with years of experience in child care, and has been especially designed to support and strengthen innovative practices in leadership. Each one of the 8 e-learning modules features fully interactive content including training videos, reflection opportunities, quizzes, live Zoom sessions, group work and a whole Knowledge Base of resources including downloadable templates and sample forms.

To support the Administration & Management for Child Care Course, we have also created the Administration & Management for Child Care Knowledge Basea comprehensive online information database for ECE leaders, with detailed guidance on all areas of child care leadership. 

Find out more about our Knowledge Base here.

In addition, there is a 12-hour Self-Guided version of this same course, with no deadline to register or a limited number of spaces, so you can register and study anytime at your own pace.  Follow the link below for more information and to register for the Administration & Managment for Child Care: Self-Guided Course always open for registration.

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Are you a facilitator offering training in Early Learning and Child Care?

We welcome proposals to deliver professional development training on a wide range of topics related to early childhood education and care, for people working with children from 0-12 years of age, including:

  • Early Learning and Child Care Professionals
  • School Age Child Care Workers
  • Others working with young children and their families

To submit your proposal, fill out the facilitator workshop proposal form below, or contact Natasa Guzina at natasa.guzina@westcoastfamily.org if you have any questions.

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