Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

ONLINE How To Grow A Child's Brain

Wednesday November 25, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm       1.5 hours
Thursday November 26, 2020    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm       1.5 hours

Before you register.

  1. Westcoast offers interactive, live workshops as opposed to webinars or lectures. In an online environment this requires a reliable internet connection, an updated device and enabling the camera and microphone for the duration of each session. These are basic requirements to attend our workshops and to receive a certificate of participation so please consider this before you register. 

  2. The workshop/course will take place via Zoom. A link for all sessions will be emailed to you a day before the workshop.

  3. Check your email settings and your spam folder. 

  4. If you are new to Zoom watch the video How to Join a Zoom Meeting. 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.

  5. Join each session by clicking the link 15 min. before start time. 

  6. Doors close 15 min. after start time. 

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

  8. A certificate will be emailed to participants who attend all sessions, after completion. 

  9. Self reflection resources/materials will be emailed to participants at the end of the first session. This will count for 1 additional hour of independent learning on your certificate for a total of 4 hours.

​​​​​​​More questions? Read our Workshop FAQs.

Is it possible to grow the brains of Preschool aged children? Definitely yes! With the right conditions and appropriate support, the brain can grow to its fullest potential, setting the path for lifelong learning. However, it takes years of well chosen experiences interacting with informed professionals to wire the billions of complex neural circuits needed for language, emotions, math, logic, etc. This presentation will demonstrate how to do this in a fun and interactive way. Learn techniques and information from Neuroscience that can help educators, parents and children understand that “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it, early!”

Living Inquiries: 

  • Well-being and Belonging.

Pathways:

  • Knowledge on basic brain structure.

  • Why learning is essential.

  • How to grow a great brain. 

  • Brain nutrition.

Suitable for students, parents, adult instructors/administrators, novice and intermediate early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Facilitator: Gary Anaka. Gary is the number one Brain-based Learning facilitator in BC today. He is a Learning Assistance specialist with over 32 quality years of classroom teaching experience. He has presented professional development workshops to thousands of teachers, caregivers, parents and children all over BC and across Canada since 1997. His energetic and lively sessions model meaningful and practical support for helping children to reach their potential.

  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?

Visit our Workshops Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Event Info

Date: Nov 25, 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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