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.
Professionalism and Partnering with Parents
Online Wednesday & Thursday August 24 & 25, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In this workshop we will explore the identities of the parents of children we care for, how we get to know them and the power of good old fashioned conversation. Bringing an understanding of culture we will be well prepared to work with each individual child and their families.View Workshop Details
Creative Dance Experiences for Preschool Children
In-person Saturday September 10, 2022 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm (incl a 1/2 hour lunch break)
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.View Workshop Details
Promoting Imagination and Creativity in a Media-Saturated World
Online Wednesday & Thursday September 14 & 15, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our current circumstances have made parents and educators rely on more screen time to educate and entertain young children. But how do we find balance to promote creativity, imagination and engagement in this screen-dependent world?View Workshop Details
Responsible Adult In Child Care Settings Course
Online from Friday September 16 to Oct 29, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022 (tech session) from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Saturday - September 17, 24 and October 15, 22 & 29 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
(including a 30 min break)
* No class October 1 and 8, 2022
5 Saturdays, 3 hour sessions each, plus 60 minutes self-study per session.
This course was developed by Westcoast to meet the requirements for 20 hours Responsible Adult training as stipulated by the Child Care Regulation. Through online sessions, it covers concepts about child development from birth to 12 years of age, child guidance, health, safety and nutrition and programming. This is a basic course meant for people starting their career in child care. It is not suitable for those requiring professional development to renew their ECE certificate.View Workshop Details
Supporting Resources for Families with Diverse Abilities
Heather Beach & Cindy Frostad
Online Wednesday & Thursday, September 21 & 22, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This workshop will introduce participants to the Family Support Institute, a non-profit organisation serving families living with diverse abilities, and explore how to embrace person-centred thinking, as each person with diverse abilities is unique and has their own strengths, hopes and dreams.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.