Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM PST
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Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
2772 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

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How to Talk to Parents about How their Children Learn

Saturday December 2, 2017       Time 10:30 am – 3:00 pm       4 hours

Fee: $75.00     FCC Fee: $60.00 (Promo Code)                                       *Materials' fee included                                                                          

We know parents want the best for their children. As Early Childhood Educators we need to be able to show parents there are sound reasons for what we are doing in early childhood learning centres and how their children are learning from their explorations and experimentations with a diverse range of materials in the environments we create for them. This workshop will help educators explain to parents why we do what we do with young children.


To create together, a collection of key statements that will address some of the concerns and questions parents may ask us. For example:

  • How do children learn to read and work with numbers? 
  • How do dress-up, playing with puppets and playing with blocks prepare children to become proficient in reading and math?
  • Why is it important to read books to children?
  • Why is it better to allow children to draw their own pictures rather than coloring in pre-drawn sheets?
  • Why is it important for children to experiment with papers and collage materials instead of pasting pre-cut shapes onto a page designed by an adult?

*Suitable for students, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddlers and preschool age children.

Presenter: Dr. Kathryn E. Shoemaker. Kathryn is the illustrator of over forty books for children and the author of four of her published books. She has also illustrated hundreds of educational materials, cards, posters and calendars and has broad experience as an art teacher, curriculum specialist, film maker and fund raiser. Kathryn teaches courses on children’s literature in the UBC iSchool (Library) and in the UBC department of Language and Literacy Education. Dr. Shoemaker holds a B.A. Magna Cum Laude, a Masters Degree in children’s literature and a PhD in Language and Literacy Education from UBC.


*Bring a bag lunch ( hour lunch).

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.