Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning


Workshops & Training

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.

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

For Child Care First Aid courses, register 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 so that children are not present.

Upcoming Workshops

Registrations for upcoming workshops in 2022 will be available directly through the WCCRC website unless they are hosted on the Hub. This will allow you to view your upcoming and previous workshops, access certificates and view your transaction receipts. Sign in or create an account to get started.


Affect Regulation for Caregivers

Kathryn E. Patten

Wednesday July 6 & Thursday July 7, 2022, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Learn skills and strategies that can move us from surviving to thriving. By learning how emotions arise and function, we can better manage our emotions to have positive effects on our relationships and well-being.

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Responsible Adult In Child Care Settings Course

Vesna Krcmar

Online All Weekdays from Friday July 8 to Friday July 22, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 11 weekdays, 1.5 hour sessions each, plus 30 minutes self-study per session.
Location: Online

This course was developed by Westcoast to meet the requirements for 20 hours Responsible Adult training as stipulated by the Child Care Regulation. Through online sessions, it covers concepts about child development from birth to 12 years of age, child guidance, health, safety and nutrition and programming. This is a basic course meant for people starting their career in child care. It is not suitable for those requiring professional development to renew their ECE certificate.

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Guiding Early Learning Through Indigenous Worldviews

Candace Linklater

Online Saturday July 9, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Online

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to reflect on holistic learning for young learners. We will focus on both theoretical and pragmatic tools to empower educators in their instruction and classroom management. 

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

Pooja Kalsi

Wednesday July 13 & Thursday July 14, 2022, 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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Dramatic Play: More than Just the Housekeeping Corner

Ashleigh Davies

In-Person Saturday July 23, 2022 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

This in-person workshop will cover topics around materials, rough & tumble play, non-biased materials, and ways to encourage an environment rich with dramatic play without needing to break the bank!

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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.

To support the Administration & Management for Child Care course, we have also created the Administration & Management for Child Care Knowledge Base - a 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.

Our self-paced 12 hour Administration & Managment for Child Care Self-guided course is now also open for registration.

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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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