Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning


Family Child Care Administration Course

This is a multi-day workshop. Please ensure you are available for all the dates listed below:

Online Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, 4 Thursdays, September 21, 28, October 5, and 12, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 4 weekdays, 3-hour sessions each +1 hour of self-study

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Through interactive sessions this 16-hour course guides participants to explore best practices in family child care as well as basic business practices like how to project a family child care business budget, record keeping, organising expenses and paperwork to be ready for tax season. We will identify and review policies and procedures needed in family child care and as a final assignment participants will create or review and update their own Parent Package containing their centre’s policies, contracts, daily schedule, programming, etc. This course will require participants to have a basic working knowledge of word processing in order to complete a parent package document.

Note: All course participants must have grade 8 English written and oral skills (or equivalent) and be willing to actively participate during class.


  • Become familiar with CCRR best practices in family child care.

  • Identify and review policies and procedures and create or review a Parent Package, containing the centre's policies, contracts, daily schedule, programming, etc. which has to be approved before the last session. 

  • Explore basic business practices.

  • Obtain basic knowledge about Affordable Child care Benefit.

  • Learn effective strategies for forming positive relationships with families.

Suitable for registered or licensed family child care providers who would like to refine their administration skills and/or review their Parent Package. 

This course is for participants who have taken Westcoast’s 20-hour Responsible Adult course at WCCRC, and would like to continue their career in child care by opening their own family child care business.

Participants may take this course prior to taking Westcoast's 20-hour Responsible Adult Course to have an equivalent to the 35-hours Introduction to Family Child Care Course and continue the process of opening their own family child care business (registered licence-not-required or licensed).

This 16-hour course alone does not qualify participants to become registered or licensed family child care providers, or open a family child care business. For more information contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral Office (CCRR) or Licensing Office.


Participants must:

  • Carefully read all policies.

  • Be 19 years of age at the time of registration.

  • Have Grade 8 English written and oral skills (or equivalent) to actively participate during class.

  • Attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

  • Enable the camera and microphone to participate in this course.

Please note:

  • It is strongly recommended that you join from a computer, rather than a smartphone.

  • The course workbook is copyrighted material and should not be copied or reproduced in any way.

  • Registrants have one-year online access to the workbook, which contains all of the course materials, as well as valuable tools and resources. 

  • This is a non-credit course (cannot be applied towards the completion of a degree).

Facilitator(s): Vesna Krcmar

Vesna is an experienced facilitator and Early Childhood Educator, she has worked as a Vancouver CCRR Child Care Services Consultant at Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre and currently she is their Outreach Professional Development Coordinator. She brings a rich background in working with 0-5 year old children in both family child care and group care settings and as a Westcoast facilitator for various courses and workshops.

  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. Camera's must be on during the workshop to receive a certificate.
  3. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need to state this when they create their account on our website and be approved for this access. When you are an approved CCRR Registered LNR or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Provider, these reduced fees will automatically be applied to your registration for all applicable workshops.
  4. Participants must be 19 years of age to work with children.
  5. Minimum Grade 8 high-school English understanding, written and oral skills or equivalent are necessary to actively participate in class.
  6. Participants must stay for the full workshop/course to receive a certificate.
  7. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to the presenter and participants.
  8. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop/course time. Please make childcare arrangements.
  9. Payment must be made at the time of registration to confirm a seat.
  10. Receipts are available on your account at wccrc.ca/login
  11. Handouts (if any) are sent by email.
  12. Certificates can be reprinted or downloaded from your account at any time after you complete the full workshop or course.
  13. Everyone in the class must abide by the Classroom Code of Conduct.
  14. These are non-credit workshops/courses, meaning they cannot be applied towards the completion of a university or college certificate, diploma or degree.
  15. 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.


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Professional Development Team
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre
604-709-5661 EXT 1221