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.


Behaviour Through a Different Lens

Karen LeSage

Online January 18 & 19, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm
Location: Online

Come and explore the traditional ways in which children’s behaviour has been viewed and explore what co-regulation is, how we can help children succeed and feel heard; identify potential stressors for children, while reflecting on educators' stressors, to better help us support children in our care.

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Beginners Magic Tricks for ECEs

Kathleen Tonnesen

In-Person Saturday January 21, 2023 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Enhances your drama, storytelling and circle time activities. No experience required. A participatory workshop with step-by-step instruction of foundational magic techniques and direction as to how to incorporate magic into your existing repertoire.

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Basic BC Employment Laws for Early Childhood Educators

Sarah McCarthy, Justice Education Society of B.C.

Online Wednesday January 25 and Thursday January 26, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Online

This workshop is designed to provide those working in Childcare with an understanding of their legal employment rights. Participants will learn about their basic rights and responsibilities under the Employment Standards Act.

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Positive Behaviour Intervention Strategies

Jennifer Townsend

Online Saturday January 28, 2023 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Online

Explore how to use positive intervention strategies in collaboration, to give children opportunities to grow and learn to become good citizens in our society.

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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 Nora Mejia at 604-709-5661 ext 245 if you have any questions.

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