Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

ONLINE: How Stress & Fear Affect Brain Development of Young Children

Wednesday July 8, 2020 Time: 6-7:30pm       1.5 hours
Thursday July 9, 2020    Time: 6-7:30pm      1.5 hours           

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

  • Registration for workshops and courses is online only.

  • Self reflection resources/materials will be emailed to participants before the workshop.

  • Participants can explore/read these before, between and/or after the workshop, 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 the day before the workshop. Click the link to join 15 minutes before the workshop starts.

  • 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.

Confinement, distance learning, uncertainty and anxiety... That's a lot, isn't it? As early childhood educators and caregivers, it is important to understand how stress can influence the learning process and simply the well-being of children and adults. During this workshop we will try to understand the confusing emotions that we are all experiencing, based on the latest research on brain development about how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. By applying this knowledge to everyday parenting and/or teaching, we can turn any outbreak or fear into a chance to foster vital growth. 

Objectives:

  • Understand the basic development of the brain (left and right, up and down).

  • Identify problematic behaviour (tantrums, aggression, meltdowns).

  • Explore different types of memories as well as the concept of cognitive abilities such as impulse control, reason, problem-solving, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.

  • Discuss practical solutions with concrete, everyday examples.

Suitable for students, parents, adult instructors/administrators and novice 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: Ramina Khusnutdinova. Ramina is a specialist in early child development, devoted to understanding how children’s brains evolve as they grow up and how the environment and genetics influence that transition. She graduated with a Master's degree in Educational Psychology and has worked in schools, mental health institutions. Ramina also has experience in parental guidance and coaching educators.

  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: Jul 8, 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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