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BCACCS offers training and workshops virtually and in-person throughout BC (in-person availability is dependent on public health restrictions). Our workshops are intended to enhance services that are provided to Indigenous families by training Early Childhood Educators (Indigenous and non-Indigenous), ECE students, parents, and volunteers. BCACCS offers online training that is available regularly throughout the year (including a Fall conference and a Spring Conference). Additionally, we provide custom training by request. We prioritize training to Indigenous programs, communities, and early childhood training institutions. We also offer culturally specific training to non-Indigenous service providers and CCRRs.
- Professional Development Certificates are provided to all participants who complete a workshop and can be used towards ECE certificate renewal within BC.
- We offer daytime, evening, or weekend workshops to fit your schedule.
- Some of our workshops can be shortened or lengthened to fit your schedule. Others require a set amount of time to deliver all the content. Please call us to discuss details.
To discuss the facilitation fee, please contact BCACCS. Indigenous communities and programs, please note, that we will work with you to provide access to your training plans. If your community needs training, we can build a custom workshop for you or introduce a facilitator.
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All BCACCS Workshops ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Enriching Early Child Care and Education Programs using the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Cultural Kits
In this interactive workshop you will explore BCACCS Cultural kits which were developed to support the teaching of Indigenous knowledge, values and cultural practices, highlighting in particular our important relationship to land and place. Participants will discuss important considerations about protocols in sharing cultural knowledge with children, think about how to build relationships with cultural teachers in their communities and have a chance to discuss experiences for children focusing on the materials in two of our BCACCS Cultural Kits.
Time: 1.5-2 hours
The ECE Cultural Competency Project was co-developed by the Musqueam Nation, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, City of Vancouver, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, and other community partners. The end result was a series of five cultural competency video modules for early childhood educators and a supporting booklet, This Land: A Companion Resource for Early Childhood Educators.
Time: 2-3 hours
Bringing Tradition Home: Aboriginal Parenting in Today’s World – Facilitator Training
Bringing Tradition Home (BTH) is a traditional Aboriginal parenting program designed upon traditional values. Delivering BTH in your community will require the input and expertise of local knowledge keepers who can add their knowledge and cultural teachings to the course for the benefit of parents. This workshop is designed as a facilitator training and will work with participants to consider how best to deliver the BTH parenting program in their own community. The training will also review ways to provide support and guidance to parents as they gain skills for supporting the development of young children.
Time: 6 hours