Events & Announcements
Child Care Subsidy News From the Province of British Columbia
The Province of BC has made important changes to the Child Care Subsidy process which may impact child care providers.
2016-17 Prime Minister's Awards Competition Now Open!
Do you know a terrific teacher or early childhood educator? Consider nominating them for a 2016-17 Prime Minister's Award! This prestigious program honours innovative and outstanding elementary and secondary school teachers and early childhood educators who are helping prepare Canadian youth for the challenges of tomorrow.
BC CCRR Provincial Highlights sheet for the 15-16 fiscal
The CCRR Program supports BC families and child care providers with free services. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development we are proud to increase access for families to community services and Government Programs, and increase the quality of child care through training and resource support. Check out the highlights sheet to find out more about what they've been doing.
Early Childhood Intervention Services and Supports Survey
The Family Support Institute, BC Association for Child Development and Intervention (BCACDI) and Inclusion BC, have embarked on an information gathering project to try and determine what the key issues and concerns are for parents of children and youth with special needs in BC. The survey is only 10 questions long and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.
Understanding Anxiety: Learning How Fear Impacts Behaviour
October 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Children’s real or perceived fears will often show up in challenging forms of behaviour. If we as caregivers react to these behaviours we only cement the underlying anxiety and end up increasing the overall problem. In this interactive workshop we will explore: how anxiety sometimes looks in children, how to see beyond the surface behaviour, and how to understand the underlying fears.
ECD survey on access to early years programs in BC
Working with Early Childhood Development Roundtable members, First Call has developed a short survey (essentially just four questions) to collect data from service providers on service gaps in early years services and programs throughout BC.
Knowing where there are access barriers for parents is crucial for improving ECD services and supporting policy advocacy. Please forward the survey to any suitable contacts. New survey deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016
How Picture Books and Wordless Books Promote Literary Development in Young Children
October 29, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm.The use of picture books in early childhood settings is a resource for many kinds of learning. Participants will learn different ways to share picture books and wordless books with young children and how those experiences promote literacy and literary development. We will look at different kinds of picture books such as narrative, concept, whimsical, poetic and informational; with a focus on wordless books and the special qualities they offer to young children. We will read aloud and engage in various hands-on activities to explore how children learn language and how to implement response activities that support children’s literacy.
Foundation Series Workshop Schedule
Foundation Series Workshops address a growing concern regarding the impact of advancing technology on developing neurological systems, and profiles the science behind the need for all human beings to move, touch, connect and create. Workshops offer participants a variety of innovative, practical tools and techniques to improve mental, physical and social well being, and achieve optimal productivity.
- October 31 - November 11 - Online University Course
Course on impact of technology on children for doctoral OT students sponsored by Pacific University, Portland, Oregon; co-instructor Dr. Chantelle Bernier. Contact person: Sandra Pelham Foster, email@example.com 503-352-7351.
- November 5 - Maple Ridge, BC
Workshop for early intervention staff on attachment and addictions sponsored by Maple Ridge Child Care Resource Centre. Contact person: JoAnne White, firstname.lastname@example.org 604-467-2273.
WIPCE 2017 Abstract Submissions Deadline Extended to October 31
The theme of WIPCE 2017 is “A Celebration of Resilience”. The role and impacts of Indigenous Education in truth and reconciliation around the world will be a key focus of the conference theme. Individuals submitting abstracts are requested to link their proposal to this focus, if applicable.
Outdoor Play Course
October to December 2016. Sign up to take part in a 12 module, 36 hour online training program that will provide participants the opportunity to explore how children’s outdoor play is influenced by the adults and peers, space, places and materials such as loose parts. Topics include the history and culture of outdoor play, why outdoor play matters, children’s life experiences and outdoor play, triggering children’s curiosity outdoors, role of practitioners in creating stimulating outdoor play environments, pedagogy of place and nature pedagogy. Don’t miss this opportunity to examine new curriculum perspectives and strategies for advancing children’s outdoor play experience and opportunities. Funding for this project has been made available through the Lawson Foundation. Project partners include: The Canadian Child Care Federation, The Justice Institute of British Columbia, Lethbridge College, Northern College, Oakanagan College.
Positive Guidance (online course)
November 10, 2016 - 9:00 am to November 23, 2016 - 9:00 am. Guiding is a broad concept that includes a variety of strategies including understanding, encouraging, leading, steering, teaching, mentoring, supporting, exploring and goal setting. This session will provoke participants to reflect on their current practices, to learn from others and to consider new ways to guide and support children.
November 24, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. For both children and adults transitions between activities or between home and childcare can be both stressful and frustrating. During this session participants will be presented with strategies to use before, during, and after both types of transitions to promote independence and set a positive tone in your relationships with children and families.
Child & Youth Care in Action V
Call for Proposals for the 2017 Child and Youth Care in Action Conference. During this conference, we want to celebrate the depth and breadth of our field nationally and internationally. Practitioners and researchers everywhere find themselves embracing multiple real-world and theoretical challenges as part of their everyday working lives. With the intention of embracing these challenges, we welcome you to two days of presentations, conversations and meetings at the University of Victoria. We invite practitioners to share their successful interventions and programs. We also welcome researchers to share findings that their Child and Youth Care related inquiries have generated. Proposals should be submitted online no later than November 30, 2016.
Helping Children – Practical Tools for Engaging and Supporting
December 1-2. Participants of this workshop will develop competency to engage and communicate with children (ages 3-12) and their natural support systems.
Early Learning & Care – online Professional Development
These two courses are recognized by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development. Individuals who would like to qualify for a license to practice as an Early Childhood Educator Assistant (ECEA) may select one of these courses.
- ELC 110 – Developmental Perspectives 1
January - This course examines developmental theories that explain human growth from conception to early childhood.
Download an application form to apply by mail or in-person. camosun.ca/documents/forms/apply/application-form.pdf
For more information call 250-370-3161 or email email@example.com
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Behaviorly Challenging Kids
Join Dr. Ross Greene, author of "The Explosive Child" and "Lost at School" at the Coast Capri Hotel (1171 Harvey Avenue) in Kelowna from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm on June 2, 2017. Pre-registration is required and includes lunch and USB with handouts. Online registration/enquiries www.4children.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org.