Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
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Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
2772 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

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Once Upon A Time...The End: Storytelling with Children

Saturday November 4, 2017       Time 10:30 am – 3:00 pm       4 hours

Fee: $65.00     FCC Fee: $50.00 (Promo Code)                                                                           

The world is made up of stories, not atoms. The whole universe is one great conversation, which goes on through the telling of stories; and it is this great conversation that holds us all together. You'll participate in a series of scaffolded storytelling experiences, with feedback and discussion, through which you'll learn about why, how, and when to tell stories and what kinds of stories to tell. During this workshop you'll learn to integrate storying and storytelling into your work with children, as you help them make meaning of themselves and their lives.


Everyone is a storyteller. Narrative is a primary act of mind, a basic, pervasive way of organizing human experience. In this dynamic, practical workshop you'll learn:

  • To discuss why we tell stories.
  • To explore how to tell stories and how to support children in telling stories.
  • To discover what kinds of stories to tell—from personal stories, to family stories, to the various kinds of stories of others that we call literature.

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

Presenter: Meguido Zola. Following K-12 school-teaching in various parts of the world, Meguido has served as a consultant, teacher-educator, and professor in the Faculty of Education, SFU.  His work has focused on children's language and literacy. Meguido is a professional storyteller and award-winning writer as well as editor of children's books.  In addition he is also a certified professional life and executive coach, focusing on young and youthful clients who are looking for more.


*Bring a bag lunch ( hour lunch).

*Come prepared to tell (from your face!) a personal story or two or three for children.

Registration starts: August 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.