Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning


Workshops & Training

Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators

Westcoast workshops and courses 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.

Customized training and workshops are available. Find out more below.

Please note: We are unable to accommodate children during workshop/course time. Please make childcare arrangements so that children are not present.

Upcoming Workshops

Registrations for upcoming workshops in 2022 will be available directly through the WCCRC website unless they are hosted on the Hub. This will allow you to view your upcoming and previous workshops, access certificates and view your transaction receipts. Sign in or create an account to get started.


Storytelling from the Heart of Africa

Mekdes Gete

In-Person Saturday April 15, 2023 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Using everyday life experiences, during this workshop we will reflect on how storytelling can bring benefits to children’s learning and explore how storytelling from different parts of the world brings experiences alive, creating a sense of connection, kindness and sharing.

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Preparing for Outdoor Play & Dynamic Risk Assessment in Changing Environments

Tricia Edgar

Online Wednesday April 19 and Thursday April 20, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

This workshop will consider the benefits and challenges of outdoor play, and questions such as: How can you and your colleagues conduct risk assessment of private and public outdoor spaces and understand your own boundaries around risky and adventurous play? Come and explore how to develop your own process of reflection to guide you in choosing and creating play spaces, planning around extreme weather, and preparing to do dynamic risk assessment in changing environments.

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Exploring BC’s ELF - Community of Practice

Cassidy Taylor

In-Person for 6 Tuesdays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2023 from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Familiar, curious, or have no idea what the updated BC Early Learning Framework is all about? This six-week community of practice is for you! All levels of experience are encouraged to participate, share insights, raise questions, and offer support as we explore the BC Early Learning Framework’s call to ‘live and learn together’.

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Helping Children Handle Frustration, Negativity and Meltdowns

Patti Drobot

Webinar Wednesday April 26, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

When facing frustration, disappointment, or a limit, it is common for children to feel upset and attempt to change caregivers' minds. Understanding the roots of frustration and aggression is the key to being effective in dealing with these intense emotions and the challenging behaviours that can result. It is also the key to cultivating resilience in our children throughout their lives.

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More Than Just a Housekeeping Corner

Ashleigh Davies

In-Person Saturday April 29, 2023 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

This in-person workshop will cover topics around materials, rough & tumble play, non-biased materials, and ways to encourage an environment rich with dramatic play without needing to break the bank!

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Administration & Management for Child Care

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Administration & Management for Child Care course - a comprehensive online training program that explores all aspects of leadership development.

Our 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 e-learning module features fully interactive content including training videos, reflection opportunities, quizzes, live Zoom sessions, group work and a whole Knowledge Base of resources including templates and sample forms.

To support the Administration & Management for Child Care course, we have also created the Administration & Management for Child Care Knowledge Base - a 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.

Our self-paced 12 hour Administration & Managment for Child Care Self-guided course is now also open for registration.

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

We welcome proposals for training workshops on a wide range of topics for:  

  • Parents
  • Early Learning and Child Care Professionals
  • Others working with young children and their families

For further information please fill out the facilitator workshop proposal form or please contact Natasa Guzina at nguzina@wstcoast.org if you have any questions.

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