Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

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Wait List: We All Belong: Anti-Bias Literacy

In-Person Saturday October 15, 2022 from 9:30 pm - 2:00 pm (including a 1/2 hour break)

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The revised 2019 BC Early Learning Framework (ELF) is explicit in the call to nurture a sense of well-being and belonging for all children. Circle time presents children and their caregivers with a perfect opportunity to explore and engage in anti-bias education practices; including critical thinking designed for them to discuss issues of fairness and unfairness in a safe and open environment. Supporting all children and upholding their voices is essential in nurturing a positive sense of belonging and well-being. Participants will be asked to read over materials in advance, to prepare for the sessions. 

*After educators take part in this workshop, Cassidy is available to present a children’s story time session at participants' centres by request.

Note: This free workshop is generously funded by a grant from the City of Vancouver. Participants must work or live in Vancouver.

NOTE: This is a repeated workshop, if you have attended before, please do not register.

Living Inquiries: 

  • Well-being and belonging.

Pathways:

  • Diversity and difference.

  • Family composition and gender orientation.

  • Emotions, thoughts and views.

  • Every child is a gift.

Suitable for students, 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 and ECE students on practicum.

 

Facilitator(s): Cassidy Taylor

Cassidy, our Librarian, has spent the last decade working in various settings and organisations as an educator and Librarian. Her jobs have included: working in school, non-profit, and public libraries, teaching ESL, tutoring students grade K-12, and as an ECE-A with preschool and after school ages. Cassidy is always curious and loves learning and sharing her knowledge with others. When she isn't in the Library at WELL, you can find her in her backyard tending bees or on a long walk in the woods. Originally from the land of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, Cassidy has lived, worked, and learned on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples including the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil Waututh, and Qayqayt First Nation for the past 14 years.

  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 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.
  3. Participants must be 19 years of age to work with children.
  4. Minimum Grade 8 high-school English understanding, written and oral skills or equivalent 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 are available on your account at wccrc.ca/login
  10. Handouts (if any) are sent by email.
  11. Certificates can be reprinted or downloaded from your account at any time after you complete the full workshop or course.
  12. Everyone in the class must abide by the Classroom Code of Conduct.
  13. These are non-credit workshops/courses, meaning they cannot be applied towards the completion of a university or college certificate, diploma or degree.
  14. 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
pro-d@wstcoast.org
604-709-5661 EXT 221

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

2772 East Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 1Y8