Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

ONLINE A Day in the Life of an Outdoor Educator

Wednesday October 21, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm       1.5 hours
Thursday October 22, 2020    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm       1.5 hours                

A 4-hour certificate will be emailed to participants after all sessions are completed. 

  • Self reflection resources/materials will be emailed to participants at the end of the first session.

  • Participants can explore/read these before the second session, after the workshop or as instructed by the facilitator.

  • This will count for 1 additional hour of independent learning on your certificate.

  • The workshop will take place via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you a day before the workshop. Test this link anytime before the workshop. 

  • To join each session, click the link 15 minutes before start time. 

  • Workshops are never recorded. If you miss a session, there is no way to make it up and you will not receive a certificate of participation. 

  • You do not need to download Zoom to attend, but access may be quicker when logged in to Zoom. You can download Zoom for free at zoom.us/signup.

Ever wonder what it is like to be an outdoor educator? For real? in this workshop, you'll be led through a day in the life of an outdoor educator and all that it entails. You'll find out the great parts, hear about the hard parts and all of the joy in between. There is a magical world to discover and explore outside with children and if we follow their lead, they'll let us know where to go. Join Belva over two evenings of engaging conversation as she shares her love and passion for outdoor education with young children. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion throughout the workshop so bring your curiosity!

Living Inquiries: 

  • Well-being and belonging.

Pathways:

  • Learn about what outdoor education looks like on a practical day to day level.

  • Explore the forest school philosophy.

  • Get inspired to get outside with our own students.

Suitable for students, novice, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with preschool and school age children.

Facilitator: Belva Stone. Belva has been teaching preschool for the last 10 years. 5 years ago she discovered outdoor education and has never looked back. In 2017 Belva opened Muddy Boot Prints, an outdoor early learning program in Vancouver with 3 programs for children aged 2.5-6 yrs. Belva has been very involved in working towards getting outdoor education licensed in BC for the last 4 years as well and feels that the outdoor movement is finally gaining the momentum to get all children outside and into nature.

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop / course date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee, except for workshops / courses that are $100 or more, which have a $25 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop / course starts, or if it’s missed.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop / course at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund.
  5. If a class is missed registrants forfeit their fee and there will be no refund or credit.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

  1. It is the participants’ responsibility to read the workshop/course description and objectives and make sure the training selected is suitable for their learning needs.
  2. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need the Promo Code received by email to register. Use the promo code when registering, as no fee adjustments can be made after registration is confirmed. The Promo Code is not applicable for courses which are $100 or more.
  3. Participants must be 19 years of age at the time of registration.
  4. The equivalent of Grade 8 high-school English understanding, written and oral skills are necessary to actively participate in class.
  5. Participants must stay for the full workshop/course to receive a certificate.
  6. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to the presenter and participants.
  7. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop/course time. Please make childcare arrangements.
  8. Payment must be made at the time of registration to confirm a seat.
  9. Receipts and handouts (if any) are always sent by email.
  10. There is a $15 charge to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop / course date.
  11. Everyone in the class must abide by the Classroom Code of Conduct.
  12. These are non-credit workshops / courses, meaning they cannot be applied towards the completion of a university or college certificate, diploma or degree.
  13. If you have questions about a certificate being accepted by the ECE Registry, please contact them at 1-888-338-6622 or look on their website here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/become-an-early-childhood-educator/renew-maintain-ece-certification

By registering for a workshop/course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

We are all guests in the training room. In an effort to maintain a safe and welcoming environment, we ask that we follow these guidelines:

  1. Respect people’s choices, experiences and feelings.
  2. One person speaks at a time.
  3. Participate actively by including your voice and make space for other voices to be heard.
  4. Respect confidentiality, what is said in the group, stays in the group. Speak in private with the instructor if necessary.
  5. Assume the best intent. This is a space to learn and sometimes that means making mistakes.
  6. Take care of yourself, whatever that may look like.
  7. Mute your microphone to reduce background noise and unmute it for group discussions, to comment or ask questions.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with all policies.

In keeping with our eco-conscious goal of reducing paper use, handouts, resources and certificates will be sent by email. In this way, participants will have a resource that can be saved and viewed across various devices, shared and printed anytime.

We may take some photographs (including a Zoom group picture) during workshops/courses with the purpose of promoting our training. By registering you consent to allow us or others attending to take your photograph. If it’s okay with the facilitator, you may photograph materials, slides, books, etc., but not film the workshop.

Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) require a minimum of 40 hours of professional development to renew a certificate to practice. Select topics you would like to expand on or that you’re passionate about.

Registered Family Child Care Providers (RLNR) are required to complete at least 4 hours of professional development before their annual renewal date.

Questions?

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Event Info

Date: Oct 21, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Duration: 4 Hours
Fee: $65
FCC Fee: $50

Contact Info

Professional Development Team
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre
pro-d@wstcoast.org
604-709-5661 EXT 221

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