Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

THE WORLD OF CHILD CARE

News & Articles

The world of child care and early childhood education is always changing -- especially here in BC. We regularly gather articles, opinions and information to share. We hope you’ll find it interesting and valuable, whether you’re a parent, guardian, service provider or student. We encourage you to join the conversation with your own observations, news and questions.

National Indigenous Peoples

National Indigenous Peoples' Day: The power of stories and storytelling.

 

“There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” Ursula K. Le Guin

The Westcoast Early Learning Library (WELL) is celebrating National Indigenous People’s Day this year by highlighting the power of stories and storytelling.

Child Care Resource and Referral Highlights 2018-19

Child Care Resource and Referral Highlights 2018-19

The CCRR Program supports BC families and child care providers. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, we are proud to increase access for families to community services and Government programs, and improve the quality of child care through training and resource support.

In 2018-19 we provided:
27,336 families with affordable Child Care benefit assistance
79,724 Child Care referrals
1041 professional development opportunities to 19,616 participants
21,616 borrowers with library resources
2670 support visits to Child Care Programs
Across the province.
 

Learn photography basics for child care settings!

Learn photography basics for child care settings!

This summer, Westcoast is offering a series of three workshops on photography in early child care settings for beginners. These can be taken as standalone workshops of 4 hours each, or as a series of 3 workshops for a total of 12 hours of professional development.

Used Book Sale!

Used Book Sale!

Join us at Westcoast Early Learning Library for a used book sale!

Saturday 1st June 2019

10:30am to 3:30pm

 

All items are by donation.

Bring a bag, fill it up and pay what you feel!

Conference Season is here!

Conference Season is here!

Conference Season has arrived and staff at Westcoast have already had the privilege of attending, speaking and hosting tables at three conferences this spring. 

 

Garden Works field trip for family child care providers

Garden Works field trip for family child care providers

Vancouver CCRR staff and local family child care providers take children on a field trip to Garden Works.

Supporting children living with anxiety

Supporting children living with anxiety

Back in February, Angel Li and Sandy Yip from WCCRC had the opportunity to join the Early Years Centre workshop Fear & Anxiety in Early Years, by Dr. Deborah Bell. Read their article to learn how to identify and provide support for anxiety in young children. 

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