Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


2 Saturdays, Dec 9 & 16, 2017 from 9:30am - 4:00pm PST

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Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

2772 East Broadway, Vancouver, B.C., V5M 1Y8

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Safe Spaces: Bullying Prevention for Preschool-Aged Children

2 Saturdays: Dec 9 & 16, 2017     Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Fee: $150 (workbook included)         *12 Hours (in-class training)

Safe Spaces is an evidence based, developmentally appropriate, holistic and  integrated approach to teaching young children 3-5 years of age pro-social and emotional vocabulary as well as skills identified as essential in preventing bullying behaviours. It teaches young children the skills they need to resist and prevent bullying while nurturing their self-esteem and caring about others, establishing a bully free environment. 


  • To understand how the Safe Spaces program works.
  • To learn how to implement Safe Spaces in child care programs with 3-5 year olds.
  • To become familiar with available resources and support.

*Suitable for practicing novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with 3 to 5 year old preschool age children, including children with extra support needs.

Presenter: Nora Mejia, B.Ed. & ECE. Nora works for Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre as a Diversity Trainer and Training Program Coordinator. She prepares and delivers workshops for Early Learning and Child Care Professionals, family child care providers and parents on a wide range of topics related to healthy child development and anti-bias education for young children. Her work in ECE is inspired by the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach as well as Montessori Training. She has been enjoying working with children and their families for over 25 years in a variety of settings.


  • Must register for the two days of training.
  • Must have Early Childhood Education training to register for this course. 
  • Must read the pre-reading material that will be emailed prior to the first day of training.
  • Participants need to bring a 2 inch binder for their course materials.

*A certificate for 13 hours of training will be issued upon completion of the 2-days training: 1 hour for reading the pre-reading material plus 12 hours for attending in-class training (6 hours each day).

  • Bring a bag lunch (1/2 hour lunch)
  • Bring a 2 inch binder for the course workbook.

Registration begins August 1, 2017

Please mark these dates 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 $25 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. Seats are limited. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  4. Payment must be made at time of registration to save your seat.
  5. Mark dates on your calendar. We will not send reminders.
  6. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to presenter and participants.
  7. Latecomers who arrive after 15 minutes may not be admitted and will not receive a certificate.
  8. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop time. Please make your own child care arrangements. 
  9. Participants must stay for the full workshop to receive a certificate of participation, which will be provided at the end.
  10. There is a $15 each to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop date.
  11. These are non-credit workshops (cannot be applied towards the completion of a degree).
  12. Receipts and handouts are always sent by email.
  13. Westcoast encourages a scent free environment.


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