Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

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Workshops & Training

Professional Development for Certified Early Childhood Educators

Westcoast courses and workshops support the implementation of the BC Early Learning Framework, Schedule G of the BC Child Care Licensing Regulation and the Early Childhood Educators of BC Code of Ethics.

Westcoast is a member of the BC Early Years Professional Development Hub.

For Child Care First Aid courses, register through The Vital Link.

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Introducing Storypark: Empowering Family Communication and Engagement in Early Childhood Education

As Westcoast continues to seek fresh ways to assist our valued community we have forged a partnership with Storypark. Our shared purpose and values make this collaboration a perfect match, and it brings exciting new opportunities for our members to access the Storypark platform.

With Storypark,  effortlessly elevate the quality of early childhood programs, enhance family engagement, and empower educators. It's another resource for seamless communication and engagement in the world of child care.

Upcoming Workshops

To view previous and upcoming workshops, visit our calendar page.
Before registering, check our Workshop FAQ'sPolicies and Online Workshop Basics for more information.
Registrations for upcoming workshops will be available here, unless they are hosted on the EYPDHub.  

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20
Jun

Webinar- Promoting Imagination and Creativity in a Media-Saturated World

Kym Stewart

Online Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

We’ve seen an increase in research on the damage media is doing to the well-being of our children.  However, we live in a world that has become more integrated with technology.  How do we find balance to promote creativity, imagination and engagement in this screen-dependent world? Jon this webinar to explore this topic. 

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25
Jun

Connections in Nature for all Children

Karen Begley

Online Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Developing a connection with nature is an integral piece of childhood. Through interactions with the natural world, children develop a sense of wonder, calm, joy, and fascination. In this interactive session, we explore place-based learning with children of all ages. 

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4
Jul

Words Matter: Communicating with Newcomers in a Digital World

Nadia Rabierad

Online Thursday July 4, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

ECEs are uniquely positioned to help raise and shape the next generation. With this honour, comes great responsibility. As such, it is important for early childhood educators to have the knowledge and skills necessary to engage with newcomer families in the face of language and culture differences. 

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10
Jul

Webinar - Little Bodies, Big Emotions: Understanding and Nurturing Children's Emotional Well-Being

Michele Maurer

Online Wednesday, July 10, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Little is being taught about the nature of emotions or their implications for caregiving. To make sense of emotions, is to make sense of children and adults alike. Join us to gain insights, working and playing knowledge of the science of emotions.

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13
Jul

Creative Dance Experiences for Preschool Children

Lorraine White-Wilkinson

In-Person Saturday July 13, 2024 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Children love to dance! This workshop will take you through age-appropriate movement elements and show you how to incorporate dance into your day. 

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Administration & Management for Child Care Course

The online Administration & Management for Child Care Course (AMCC), provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of leadership development.

This 40-hour online course is delivered and guided by expert instructors with years of experience in child care, and has been especially designed to support and strengthen innovative practices in leadership. Each one of the 8 e-learning modules features fully interactive content including training videos, reflection opportunities, quizzes, live Zoom sessions, group work and a whole Knowledge Base of resources including downloadable templates and sample forms.

To support the Administration & Management for Child Care Course, we have also created the Administration & Management for Child Care Knowledge Basea comprehensive online information database for ECE leaders, with detailed guidance on all areas of child care leadership. 

Find out more about our Knowledge Base here.

In addition, there is a 12-hour Self-Guided version of this same course, with no deadline to register or a limited number of spaces, so you can register and study anytime at your own pace.  Follow the link below for more information and to register for the Administration & Managment for Child Care: Self-Guided Course always open for registration.

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Are you a facilitator offering training in Early Learning and Child Care?

We welcome proposals to deliver professional development training on a wide range of topics related to early childhood education and care, for people working with children from 0-12 years of age, including:

  • Family Child Care Providers
  • Early Learning and Child Care Professionals
  • School Age Child Care Workers
  • Others working with young children and their families

To submit your proposal, fill out the facilitator workshop proposal form below, or contact Natasa Guzina at natasa.guzina@westcoastfamily.org if you have any questions.

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