Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

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ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund Report

ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund Report

During 2020-2021 we relied on educators’ dedication to sustain safe and joyful spaces for children despite ever-changing safety protocols brought about by the pandemic. Educators continued to seek support for professional development throughout unpredictable circumstances to discover deeper connections, new ideas, perspectives, and questions. This report reveals that financial support for educators to engage in professional learning significantly impacts them both personally and professionally. The voices of educators expressed in this report illustrate that they are committed to sustaining their curiosity and willingness to wonder even during challenging times.

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre Executive Director Pamela Preston Retirement Announcement

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre Executive Director Pamela Preston Retirement Announcement

Please join us in congratulating Pam Preston, Executive Director at Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC), on the announcement of her upcoming retirement in the spring of 2022. Pam’s retirement will bring to a close a remarkable career.  She began working at WCCRC in 1990 as the Coordinator of the Information Daycare program and after a number of other positions and responsibilities within the agency became its Executive Director in 2012.  

Spotlight on: Physical Literacy

Spotlight on: Physical Literacy

January 24-31 is Decoda’s family literacy week, and the theme for 2021 is “Let’s Be Active! Move * Play * Learn.” 

Being in our own homes more than usual may have left us feeling like staying active is more difficult, but also more important, than ever before. Finding small, simple ways to inspire active play and movement at home is important for both physical and mental health.

Why not try some of the activities below with the children you work or live with...

 

Covid 19 Support: Innovation Canada

Covid 19 Support: Innovation Canada

Knowing that everyone is working hard to navigate the challenges of providing quality child care services through the COVID-19 pandemic, Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre continues to share resources and information to support your important work. In this article, we are highlighting information about federal and provincial government programs that provide financial and other supports which your organization may be eligible for.

Child Care Appreciation Day

Child Care Appreciation Day

"Child care is a vital community service that supports healthy families and a healthy economy; and child care providers and qualified Early Childhood Educators are essential to providing quality and safe child care"

We honour you and the work you do, today, this month and always. We wanted to provide a small token of our appreciation and a tribute to your care, dedication and creativity...

 

 

A Message From WCCRC in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Message From WCCRC in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the COVID pandemic, WCCRC closed our offices to the public and sent our staff to work from home in mid-March 2020. Since then, we have been working diligently from home and online, and honestly, we have worked harder than ever.

Now its time for us to return to the office and to begin serving the community in person, in new ways.

Starting July 14 we will be offering in-person service by appointment only for our Parent Services program and for our Early Learning Library. Our Child Care Consultants will be doing limited home visits for the Registered License-Not-Required providers as well. 

Coronavirus Health Guidance for Child Care & Schools

Coronavirus Health Guidance for Child Care & Schools

This guidance is based on current available scientific evidence and expert opinion and is subject to change as new information on COVID-19 becomes available. Please review the document and implement hygienic strategies in your facility. If members of your parent community have questions, they are encouraged to visit bccdc.ca and HealthLinkBC, or call 811.

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