Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop starts, or if it’s missed.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund
  1. It is the participants’ responsibility to read the workshop description and objectives and make sure the training selected is suitable to their learning needs. If you have a question, call us before registering.
  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.
  3. Payment must be made at time of registration to reserve your seat.
  4. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to presenter and participants.
  5. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop time. Please make child care arrangements.
  6. Participants must stay for the full workshop to receive a certificate of participation, which will be provided at the end.
  7. There is a $15 charge to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop date.
  8. These are non-credit workshops (cannot be applied towards the completion of a certificate, diploma or degree).
  9. Receipts and handouts are always sent by email.
  10. If you have questions about a certificate being accepted by the ECE Registry, please contact them at 1-888-338-6622 or https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/becomean-early-childhood-educator/renew-maintain-ece-certification

We may take some photographs during workshops 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 some materials, books, etc., but not film the workshop. If you DO NOT wish to be photographed, let the workshop host know.

Be air Aware because we share the air. Scented products such as hair spray or perfume can aggravate health problems for some people, especially those with asthma, allergies and other medical conditions. These can also trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches. Staff and visitors are encouraged not to wear or use any scented products while at Westcoast.

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 
rng@wstcoast.org 
604-709-5661 EXT 221 

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