Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


Saturday, January 20, 2018 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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Exploring and Creating Objects & Materials in Child Care

Saturday January 20, 2018       Time 10:30 am - 3:00 pm       4 hours 

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

This workshop will explore the idea of creating tactile experiences for children with a focus on building and expanding multi-sensory awareness. Participants will be introduced to a variety of ways of developing and using materials to provide deep sensorial experiences and train the senses. We will focus on ways of introducing objects at hand with a focus on movement and aesthetics.
Participates will create a tactile board or materials.


  • Develop and increase material awareness.
  • Learn how to introduce tactile experiences.
  • Explore alternative ways of using the objects at hand.
  • Create a tactile board or materials in class.

*Suitable for parents, students, adult instructors/administrators, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddlers and preschool age children, including children with extra support needs.

Presenter: Ana Vojnovic. Ana is an ECE, Spatial Design Researcher and Consultant with an educational background in philosophy, education, art practice and currently interior design.  She is engaged in an interdisciplinary based practice that primarily focuses on investigating and understanding the concept of spaces and elements that co-exist within them and the interrelationship between spatial design and daily living. Over the years, Ana has worked in different pedagogical capacities as an ECE, instructor and artist in residence; currently at one of UBC’s child care centres. 

*Bring a Bag Lunch (1/2 hour lunch)

Registration starts: November 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.