Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

Online Supporting Risky Outdoor Play During COVID-19

Wednesday August 12, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm       1.5 hours
Thursday August 13, 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. 

  • Registration for workshops and courses is online only.

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

  • 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 a day before the workshop. Test this link anytime before the workshop.

  • Workshops are never recorded.  If you miss a session, there is no makeup session.

  • Login in to each session, by simply clicking the link 10-15 minutes before start time. 

  • For faster access you can download Zoom for free at zoom.us/signup.

Research is clear on the importance of regular and repeated access to outdoor risky play. During the COVID-19 outbreak, supporting children’s play outdoors has become even more urgent as a means of infection control. This session will help you build the case about the need for outdoor risky play as well as get great ideas to make positive change in your work with children. Myths will be dispelled, truths revealed, and incredible opportunities for new experiences introduced. Learn the key concepts of outdoor play and how you can begin to incorporate these into your programs and plans while analyzing personal challenges in supporting outdoor risky play. Lastly, hear about tools and educational resources, and what different groups across Canada are doing to support risky play.

Living Inquiries: 

  • Well-being and belonging.

  • Engagement with others, materials, and the world.

Pathways:

  • Joy in relationships with people, place, materials and ideas.

  • Safety and respect.

  • Nourishment, sleep and physical activity.

  • Emotions, thoughts, views.

  • Every child is a gift.

  • Interests and inquiries.

  • Knowledge and theories.

  • Spaces, objects and materials.

  • Reconnection to land, place.

  • Time for engagement.

Suitable for students, parents, adult instructors/administrators, novice, intermediate and experienced 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: Dr. Mariana Brussoni. Dr. Brussoni is a developmental psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She is an investigator with the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the British Columbia Injury Research & Prevention Unit. Mariana investigates child injury prevention and children’s risky play. For more information visit https://brussonilab.ca

  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: Aug 12, 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

*please review the refund & cancellation policy along with any applicable policies before registering.

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