Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT
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Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
2772 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

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The Importance of Aesthetics in Early Child Care Settings

Wednesday July 5, 2017     

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm          2 hours            

Fee: $35.00     FCC Fee: $20.00 (Promo Code)                                                

In the Reggio Emilia philosophy, educators have great concern for what the environment is teaching children, often referring to it as the third teacher. They believe children have a right to be educated in thoughtfully designed environments which support multi-sensory learning and the development of their many languages. The materials and objects within the early child care setting are not simplified cartoon like images that are assumed to appeal to children, but are "beautiful" objects in their own right.  

During this workshop, participants will explore why aesthetics matter, based on a Reggio Emilia inspired approach. We will also learn how we can easily implement aesthetics in early child care settings and through reflective practice we'll discover how this is a natural part of our lives and how it relates to learning. In taking this workshop the hope is participants will become inspired to create and maintain aesthetics in their programs.


  • To learn how aesthetic theory can be applied to childcare environments.
  • To understand the positives effects of setting up an aesthetically pleasing environment and the negatives of setting a poor one.
  • To appreciate the importance of developing aesthetics in young children.
  • To recognize how our attitude towards programming and our image of the child affect the overall environment.

* Suitable for parents, students, novice and intermediate early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddler, preschool and school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Presenter: Ana Valle Rivera. Raised in a large and lively family in East Vancouver, Ana knew her life's purpose was working with children. Since earning a Diploma in ECE, Special Needs and Infant/Toddler Education, she has worked with children of all ages with differing developmental needs in various childcare settings. Ana has now made it her mission to share her passion and knowledge of child care through creating her own workshops.

Registration starts: May 1, 2017

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

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2.  All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop or course starts.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop or course at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund.
  5. By submitting this online participants declare they have read, understood and agree with this policy.


Workshop Policies:
  1. It is the participants’ responsibility to check if certificates of participation will be accepted by the ECE Registry. http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/ece/  phone 1-888-338-6622  email eceregistry@gov.bc.ca
  2. It is the participants’ responsibility to read the workshop description and objectives and make sure the training selected is suitable to their learning needs. If you have a question, call us before registering.
  3. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need a Promo Code received by email to register. Be sure to use this Promo Code when registering, as no fee adjustments can be made after registration is confirmed.
  4. Seats are limited. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  5. Payment must be made at time of registration to reserve your seat.
  6. Mark dates on your calendar. We will not send reminders.
  7. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to presenter and participants.
  8. Latecomers who arrive after 15 minutes may not be admitted and will not receive a certificate.
  9. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop time. Please make child care arrangements. 
  10. Participants must stay for the full workshop to receive a certificate of participation, which will be provided at the end.
  11. There is a $15 charge to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop date.
  12. These are non-credit workshops (cannot be applied towards the completion of a certificate, diploma or degree).
  13. Receipts and handouts are always sent by email.
  14. Westcoast encourages a scent free environment.

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