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.
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.
Integrating Nature and Caring for Children
Ashley Tyler and Rebecca Clapperton Law
Online Wednesday & Thursday September 28 & 29, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Expand your ideas on how to connect with children outside in nature, in a safe and fun way.View Workshop Details
Multi-Age Curriculum - It’s Possible
Online Saturday October 1, 2022 from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Are you looking for new ideas? This workshop will help you plan a curriculum for a multi-age group that includes creativity and curiosity while supporting a child’s imagination.View Workshop Details
Communication and Relationship Building with Young Children
Sarah Chapman Chen
In-Person Wednesday October 5, 2022 from 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location: Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre
We can create and maintain positive relationships with young children through communication styles and strategies that enhance relationships, facilitate conflicts and model problem solving. This active workshop will spark conversation!View Workshop Details
Addressing Accessibility for Newcomer Children
Online 2 Wednesdays October 12 & 19, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In a world defined largely by norms and averages, there exists inequity. Studies have found that traditional forms of care exclude the needs of many children.Particularly when paired with the challenges immigration, language barriers and a whole new environment can pose.View Workshop Details
The Neuroscience of Self-Care and Why It Matters
Dr. Kathryn Patten
Online 2 Thursdays October 13 & 20, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This workshop focuses on personal well-being. It addresses issues, (such as childhood trauma, familial dysfunction, and epigenetics) and how they affect the way we react to people, our environment and events.View Workshop Details
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.
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:
- 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 Nora Mejia at 604-709-5661 ext 245 if you have any questions.