Events & Announcements
Call for proposals - First UBC Biennial Early Childhood Graduate Student Conference
This year the conference theme is Coming together: Celebrating Diversity Around Young Children. Presentations may include a research project, program or case study, or educators’ life experiences; children’s stories, art, and other media that may further contribute to bridging diverse knowledge, and inspire discussions around our conference theme.
Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association debuts new social campaign
#MoccasinsontheMove new campaign to celebrate Aboriginal accomplishments and successes in life!
BC Back-to-School Tax Credit
BC is introducing a new tax credit for the 2016 tax year, $250 per child for each child who is age 5 to 17 at the end of the taxation year.
* Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) as a Mobilizer in Education Change
January 18, 1:00 pm EST. This presentation is about a successful process that led to I can do it creating classrooms for children and youth with FASD in rural Northern Ontario. This webinar will address: what led the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board to identify the need, what steps the school board took to create this program, what resources helped to build and develop the curriculum, how the children and youth with FASD are now assisted in schools in this school district, who were the key members of the team that made this a success.
Guerrilla early learning workshop
January 18, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Fort St. John CCRR. Guerrilla workshop is a peer to peer skill sharing event, training methodology that allows providers to learn new skills, and share ideas with others. Come join Moya from CCRR as she has prepared some discussion topics and challenges for your creative brains. Come ready to share tips and network with one another.
Spaces open at the Qayqayt Elementary School Parent-Child Mother Goose Program
Parents and grandparents with their children or grandchildren, 0 - 5 years of age are invited to attend The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program at Qayqayt Elementary School in New Westminster. Thursday evenings from 6:15 - 7:30 pm, beginning on January 19, 2017. For more information call New Westminster Family Place at 604.520.3666.
January 19, 7:00 - 9:00 pm in BNW (Burnaby). Suitable for all early learning and child care professionals. This hands-on workshop will offer an opportunity to look at fundamental movement skills, how to collaborate and enhance creativity with the children. We will also look at why movement is so important for healthy child development.
Exploring Activities and Toys
January 21, 9:30 - 11:30 am OR 12:00 - 2:00 pm at TRI (Coquitlam). Suitable for child care providers of children 3 years of age and up. The world is full of new discoveries and wonder for young children. In this workshop participants examine activities and toys that can help preschoolers understand their world. Each participant will receive a learning resource (activity or game) for preschoolers that will be completed in the "make and take" part of the workshop.
Sing and Sign With Me
January 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Come and have fun singing and signing a variety of children's songs. Everything from traditional, transition, ABC’s, colours, and more. Singing and signing is an inclusive activity to do in any child care center. As well It will help facilitate language development plus, it’s fun.
MOOC – Reconciliation through Indigenous Education
Reconciliation through Indigenous Education 6-week course. January 24 – March 7, 2017. Engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers, educational leaders, and resources to enhance your understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work.
Exploring Your Image of the Child
January 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. This workshop will explore your image of the child, programming around the goals and interests inspired by your image. We will also look at how you can utilize routines and transitions to help support your image and implement documentation to enhance the sense of belonging in the classroom.
* From BIG FEELINGS to CALM: How Do Children Develop Emotional Regulation?
January 30, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Children are born with the capacity to feel all range of emotions, yet they are not born with the capacity to manage all of these big feelings. This workshop will explore how emotional regulation develops in children and our role as caregivers in this development. What do we need to understand and who do we need to be to a child, to grow settled and resilient brains that can manage much of what life brings.
Indigenous MINDS: Freeing ourselves to passionately engage across disciplines
January 31, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. First Peoples’ House, Ceremonial Hall (UVic). Dr. Whitinui is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education in the Faculty of Education. His scholarly work pertains to the sociology of sport and leisure, Indigenous education, and exploring the key determinants underpinning Indigenous health and development. His doctoral thesis completed in 2007, explored the educational benefits associated with Indigenous Māori high school students participating in Māori Performing Arts (i.e., kapa haka) in Aotearoa New Zealand, which was published as a book in 2008.
Ready for Kindergarten? What Children Need to Succeed
February 2, 7:00 - 9:00 pm in BNW (Burnaby). Suitable for all child care providers of children 3-5 years of age. It is a great idea to think about the readiness skills young learners will need to succeed in school. Teaching academics before Kindergarten is not always advisable and is not always helpful for students who need foundation skills that allow them to do well in the school setting. We will review some of the developmental prerequisites for school success and how you can build these into your child’s day. We will also review the development of pencil grasp and cutting skills and how to facilitate these areas. Red flags might alert you that there are some issues in development that need to be supported. We will discuss these red flags as well as what strategies might be helpful.
* Invitation to Submit to the February/March 2017 North Shore CCRR Newsletter
Short articles (half page maximum) or notices of events and activities that may be of interest to child care providers, parents and other child care community partners are welcome. Also, any updates or news on Committees or projects that might be of interest to child care providers, families and community partners. The newsletter has a circulation of over 1000 that includes all registered and licensed child care centres, parents, students, community partners, and agencies. Submit articles in WORD format directly to Lindsay Kwan at Lindsay.Kwan@nscr.bc.ca. The deadline for the next edition is February 3, 2017.
Welcoming Environments for Children Who Experienced Trauma
February 4, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Many children experience trauma in their lives. How we support them has a profound effect on their potential for optimal development. In this workshop, we will explore common triggers, discuss how to create a culture of welcome and identify ways to implement the creative process effectively. We will discuss early brain development and how trauma impacts the brain, and explore case studies with discussion in small groups.
Who am I in the life of a child
February 4, 11, 18 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the VCCRR office (2001A Douglas Street), Victoria. In this nine hour course, participants experience ways to take good care of themselves, meet the challenges of mixed age groupings of children, and explore strategies and boundaries around communications with parents.
Demystifying the Classroom
February 17 or 24, 2017. Are you an education assistant, classroom or resource educator? Are you currently supporting a child with autism that is struggling in the classroom setting? Would you like to have a better understanding of autism, as well as current best practices in supporting children with autism at school?
First Call 2017 fundraising gala
First Call 2017 fundraising gala honours RCY Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond February 23, 6:00 - 10:00 pm. (Fraserview Hall 8240 Fraser Street,
For 10 years she’s championed the rights of our children and youth. Save the date for an evening with guest of honour Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, BC’s representative for children and youth.
Kids Have Stress Too!®
February 25, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. This is an interactive training workshop from The Psychology Foundation of Canada for professionals who work with families and children in early learning and care environments.
It’s All About Me
February 25, 2017. Cascade Church (35190 Delair Rd.), Abbotsford. Registration is open! Come to a conference for people who care about children.
* How Children Become their Own Persons
March 11, 9:30 am ‐12:45 pm. Metrotown Community Resource Centre (3rd floor, 4460 Beresford St.) Burnaby, BC. Play ‐ At least the kind that builds brains and forward development ‐ is becoming an endangered activity among those who need to engage in it most.
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.