Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

Safe Spaces: Bullying Prevention for School Age Children

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all our upcoming workshops and courses are postponed.

People who have registered will remain enrolled at this time. We are looking into offering remote professional development opportunities and rescheduling workshops.

We will contact you via the email address provided during registration with any updates. If a workshop or course cannot proceed, full refunds will be issued to registrants.

If you have any questions, please email pro-d@wstcoast.org.

 

2 Saturdays May 23 and May 30, 2020 Time          9:00 am - 3:30 pm 12 hours 

Safe Spaces is a focused, integrated approach to social-emotional development that helps prevent bullying by growing prosocial behaviours. Safe Spaces builds a sense of community where all children, staff, and families feel they are valued and that they belong; this is the foundation of a safe space. Safe Spaces for School-Age Children is designed in four modules and explores several conflict resolution models. Three domains within each module offer a balanced and well-rounded program with ready-to-use resources and ideas that create safe spaces for all children and families in our programs.

Objectives:

  • Understand how the Safe Spaces program works.

  • Explore the 4 Safe Spaces modules.

  • Learn how to implement Safe Spaces in child care programs with school-age children.

  • Become familiar with available resources and support.

Suitable for school-age child care professionals working with school-age children, including children with extra support needs.

 

Requirements:

  • Must register for the two days of training.

  • Must attend the two days of training to obtain a certificate.

  • Must read the pre-reading material that will be emailed 1 week prior to the first day of training.

  • Bring a 2-inch binder for the course materials.

  • Bring a bag lunch (½ hour lunch)

Presenter: Cecily Genner. Cecily is the Administrative Manager at Jericho Kids’ Club Child Care Society and has worked as a school-age educator for nine years. With a background in sociology and counselling-psychology, Cecily is currently working towards a degree in social work. While employed at Jericho Kids’ Club, Cecily has taught Leadership, Administration and Management at Vancouver Community College and has served as Board Co-Chair at the School Age Child Care Society of BC.

  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 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 property, 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. Be air aware because we share the air. Visitors are encouraged not to wear or use any scented products; these may aggravate health problems for some people.
  7. Take care of yourself, whatever that may look like.
  8. Silence or turn off electronic devices.

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.

There is street parking and free but limited underground parking available on P1 after 5:00 pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. The entrance to the parking lot is located on Ormidale St. Note parking restrictions and allow yourself enough time to find parking. We cannot refund parking fees.

In keeping with our eco-conscious goal of reducing paper use, handouts, if any will be sent by email after each workshop. 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 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. 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 scented products while at Westcoast.

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: May 23, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Duration: 12 Hours
Fee: $150
FCC Fee: n/a

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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