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.


WCCRC ECE Networking Event

In-Person Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 5pm to 8pm
Location: Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Are you an Early Childhood Educator in Vancouver? Then you are invited! 

Register for this free event and join us on March 28, 2023, live and in-person at Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, for our second “Hang out & Chill” ECE Networking event of the year. Meet other early years’ educators, socialise in a relaxed environment after work, and stay as long as you like.

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Webinar - Understanding Sensitive & Spirited Children

Kate Saunders

Online Wednesday March 29, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Do you notice some children are particularly sensitive, slow-to-adapt, persistent, energetic, or intense at times? This workshop is designed to help educators understand these children on a whole new level, and will have plenty of practical ideas of how to help these unique children build self-esteem, and be the best version of themselves.

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Nutrition in the Early Years

Beza Yidegiligne

Online Wednesday April 5 and Thursday April 6, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Join us during this interactive workshop where we’ll discuss child nutrition, selective eating and overcoming these challenges. Let’s explore methods for children to get involved in cooking/preparing food, learn recipes and cooking tips, implement meal planning using Canada's food guide and discuss current intake recommendations for children's health in BC.

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Self Care: Beating Anxiety and Brain Stress

Gary Anaka

Webinar Wednesday April 12, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Is your brain under a constant state of heightened stress and anxiety? Are you experiencing worry, troubled thoughts or excessive thinking? Are you under emotional strain? Are you sleep deprived and fatigued? Do you feel threatened in today’s global health crisis and pandemic? Join this webinar to listen and discover how the brain gets hijacked, the cortisol connection and practical solutions to beat anxiety.

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Positive Discipline Course

Vesna Krcmar

Online 7 Thursdays, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2023 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Online

These sessions will focus on the most demanding domain of our profession as early childhood educators: guiding children's behaviour. We will look at strategies and approaches that highlight positive prevention and intervention.

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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 Natasa Guzina at nguzina@wstcoast.org if you have any questions.

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