Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

Workshops & Training

COVID-19 Update

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, We now have a range of virtual professional development opportunities and have rescheduled some workshops. Please check out our calendar below!

If you have any questions, please email pro-d@wstcoast.org.

Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators

Westcoast workshops and courses 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.

Our workshops count towards the 40 hours needed to renew an ECE certificate to practice.  

Westcoast is a member of the Vancouver Early Years Training Collaborative.
Search upcoming professional development opportunities from all members of VEYTC.

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

Customized training and workshops are available. Find out more below.

Please note: We are unable to accommodate children during workshop/course time. Please make childcare arrangements.

Please note: We are unable to accomodate children during workshops. Please make alternative arrangements.

Administration & Management for Child Care

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Administration & Management for Child Care course - a comprehensive online training program that explores all aspects of leadership development.

Our 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 e-learning module features fully interactive content including training videos, reflection opportunities, quizzes, live Zoom sessions, group work and a whole Knowledge Base of resources including templates and sample forms.

For a limited time only, use code AMCCFALL20 to take the full course for $50!

Customized Professional Development Services

Workshops & Training Created Specifically For Your Organisation

In addition to our regular workshops and courses Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre offers workshops customized to your particular requirements on a wide range of topics for:  

  • Parents
  • Early Learning and Child Care Professionals
  • Others working with young children and their families

During COVID-19 a reduced range of online Customized Professional Development options may be available. Please use the training inquiry form and we will get back to you about whether we can meet your specific requirements at this time.

Fees for online customized professional development are inclusive of facilitator fee, hosting, registration, technical support, secure Zoom access and additional learning resources.

For further information personalized to your requirements please fill out the training inquiry form or please contact vkcmar@wstcoast.org if you have any questions.

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

We welcome proposals for training workshops on a wide range of topics for:  

  • Parents
  • Early Learning and Child Care Professionals
  • Others working with young children and their families

For further information please fill out the facilitator workshop proposal form or please contact Nora Mejia at 604-709-5661 ext 245 if you have any questions.

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