Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


Rosa Ng 
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
604-709-5661 EXT 221 


7 Saturdays April 1 to May 20, 2017 (except Apr 15)

From 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM PST                                                    

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Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
2772 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

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Introduction to Family Child Care Course

7 Saturdays from April 1 to May 20, 2017 (except Apr 15)

Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm            35 hours training        Fee: $295.00

This 35 hour course teaches participants how to open and run their own Family Child Care centre in their homes, for 2 to 7 children (LNR and Licensed). Through interactive sessions, participants learn about Child Growth & Development, Guiding & Caring, Health & Nutrition, Learning through Play, Safety & Emergency Procedures, Family Child Care Business Management, the child care subsidy process, and the LNR registration and licensing procedures. As the final assignment, participants will develop their own “Parent Package” (parent’s manual containing the centre’s policies, contracts, programming, daily schedule, etc.) which they must satisfactorily complete in order to receive a certificate of completion. An English workbook is included in the course fee. 

*If you live in Vancouver and plan to start a Family Child Care business in your home taking care of not more than 2 children besides your own, please call us for a free info session before you register into this course.

Instructor: Vesna Krcmar

Registration begins February 1, 2017

Please mark the start date on your calendar, as we will not send a reminder.


  • Carefully read the Registration, Refund and Missed Class Policies.
  • Registrations are accepted on a first come-first serve basis. 
  • You will need an email address to receive course related information.
  • This is a non-credit course (cannot be applied towards the completion of a degree).
  • Park along Slocan Street or on East Broadway. Note parking restrictions.
  • Bring a 2-inch binder for your course materials.
  • Bring a bag lunch. 

Registration Policy:

 Participants must:


  1. Make payment at time of registration in order to confirm a seat.
  2. Be 19 years of age at the time of registration.
  3. Have grade 8 English written and oral skills (or equivalent) to actively participate during class and be able to type or write the final assignment. There is no final test.
  4. Mark course dates in calendar. We do not send reminders.
  5. Make their own child care arrangements. We are unable to accommodate children during course hours.
  6. Abide by the Classroom Code of Conduct.


Refund and Cancellation Policy:

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the course date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the course starts.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $25 Administration Fee.
  3. Westcoast may cancel a course at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund.
  4. If first class is missed registrants forfeit their fee. There will be no refund.

Missed Class Policy:

  1. The first & last class are mandatory. The entire course builds on the first day and it is essential to the subsequent classes. If the first or last class is missed you forfeit your fee and may not attend the rest of the course.
  2. Participants must attend all sessions and satisfactorily complete the course work and a “Parent Package” approved by the Instructor, in order to receive a certificate of completion.
  3. There is a $15 each to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the course start date.
  4. Anyone missing more than 1 session will need to take the entire course again at full fee except in unusual circumstances and by special permission by the Training Department.
  5. Participants must notify the Instructor of an absence in advance at the earliest opportunity.
  6. If a session is missed, participants may make it up the next time the course is offered and within 1 year from the course end date; unless it is the first or last class.
  7. There will be a $15 fee to make up a missed session.
  8. It is the participant’s responsibility to keep track of which session and topics were missed and to find out when s/he can make them up.
  9. Certificates of completion may be picked up after making up the missed session.

Note: If the course is full, you can phone us to be placed on the wait list.