Events & Announcements
* An Indigenous Approach to Emotional Competency
March 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. At the Aboriginal Gathering Place, New West Campus. In this
workshop, Dr. Lee Brown will share a theory of holistic emotional education that he has
developed over decades of work in more than five hundred Indigenous communities. Dr.
Brown’s approach is oriented to the regaining of emotional competencies and skills necessary to become competent people in mature and peaceful relationships. The importance of emotional competency in relation to personal, family and community health is discussed with an emphasis on recent scientific exploration of emotion, feeling and health.
Building Relationships and Parent Engagement
March 30, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. In this interactive workshop we will explore the benefits of building relationships with the families we work with. We will develop strategies on how to engage families to strengthen our dialogues and foster the relationships. A tip sheet will be provided with some ideas for supporting ongoing family involvement.
Autism Demystification Online Course
April 2, 2017. This Autism Demystification online course will provide you with the knowledge, tools and techniques to implement the Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification Puppet Program curriculum with children aged 3 through 11.
* Child Development and the Reasons Why We May See Certain Behaviour
April 3, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. This workshop will explore where children are socially in their development and how to best meet their individual needs and the group as a whole. We will look at ways at bridging healthy attachments and exploring how the children will respond with resiliency and emotional intelligence.
Understanding ADHD/ADD & Embracing It!
April 8, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm. BNW (Burnaby). Suitable for child care providers of children 3 years of age and up. Tips on how to embrace the great advantages of having ADHD/ADD. Talk about how to support the child's needs, inclusive activities that strengthen the relationships of the child living with ADD/ADHD as well as strategies to assist the child with organizing thoughts, routines, circle time behaviour and transitions.
Anger and Eruptions: A Caregiver’s Role in Understanding Anger and What to Do About it
April 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Anger in children can take a caregiver by surprise and provoke reactions. Explore the emotional pathways that lead to angry ecplosions and understand
how to respond in a calm way.
Professionalism and Partnering with Parents
April 12, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. TRI (Coquitlam). Suitable for family child care providers of children 0‐6 years of age. Family child care providers are often the parents’ first line of information about child development, behaviours, and community resources. As well, we are sometimes a sounding board for the stresses they feel in their lives. In this workshop participants look at
professionalism, developing partnerships with parents, how to develop relationships, and the power of good old fashioned conversation.
* Singing English Level 1: Song Games for Reading & Writing Success
April 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Singing English is a research based oral literacy program for children of all abilities ages 2-8. Singing English supports recent research emphasizing the importance of orality as a prerequisite to literacy success.
Let’s Talk—Teacher Training for Fully Certified ECEs
May 3 - 4, 2017. Early Childhood Educator training for implementing “Let's Talk”, a sexual abuse prevention program for young children is being offered May 3-4, 2017. Please note that participants must register for and attend the full two days of training. If you are a currently certified Early Childhood Educator, or kindergarten teacher, and work with children ages four to six, please join us for this informative and important training.
May 4, 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Explore the science behind why kids and dirt go so well together. Leave with a clear understanding of why gardening with kids is critical to nurturing healthy bodies and minds and some ideas to help you get started.
Physical Literacy for Young Canadians
May 17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Learn about why physical literacy is being added to preschools, schools, sport organizations and health care organizations across Canada. This workshop will explore the goal of physical literacy for young Canadians and give educators practical tools to bring this goal into their programs.
* Coyote Mentoring & Forest Fun
May 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Jay Roberts, founder of Tofino Nature Kids and Bonnie Davison, founder of the Victoria Nature School team up to offer a day of inspiring sessions.
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 email@example.com.