Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

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Rethinking Weapon Play: An Example of Reflective Practice

This workshop presents a first-hand account from a 3-5 program that struggled with how to handle weapon play, and the resultant evolution of their policies and principles. It details the process taken, and the use of reflective practice in approaching this complex issue. Pedagogical documentation on the use of weapon-play in programs and educator reflections will be included in the presentation.


  • Appreciate what reflective practice looks like, and how it can benefit your program.
  • Explore how and why this program went from a zero-tolerance approach to a more open approach to weapon play and what that evolution looked like.
  • Engage in reflection and discussion on the motivations, benefits and concerns around weapon play and how the program is currently engaging with weapon play.

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

Presenter: Rebecca Sung. Rebecca has been an ECE with SFU Childcare for the past 3 years.  She has a passion for outdoor learning, and completed a practicum at a Forest Kindergarten in Scotland. She has participated in the Community Facilitators Project with UVIC for two years, and has previously presented at Capilano University’s Leading the Way conference.

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  2. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need a Promo Code received by email to register. Be sure to use this promo code when registering, as no fee adjustments can be made after registration is confirmed.
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  7. Latecomers who arrive after 15 minutes may not be admitted and will not receive a certificate.
  8. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop time. Please make child care arrangements.
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Event Info

Date: Feb 13, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Fee: $35
FCC Fee: $20

Contact Info

Rosa Ng 
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
604-709-5661 EXT 221 

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