Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PST
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Kitsilano Neighbourhood House 
2305 W 7th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6K 1Y4

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Bringing the Inside Out and the Outside In (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Wednesday February 28, 2018       Time 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm       2 hours 

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

Get ready to be part of an outdoor play revolution! Let’s get together and review outdoor play and how we can bring the inside out and outside in! Participants will consider time, space and materials, and the roles early learning educators’ exhibit to encourage children to experience play in a meaningful way. We’ll explore using loose parts in the outdoor and indoor play space and setting up invitations to play that provoke children’s thinking and ideas.


  • Discover how to easily connect the outdoor to the indoor. 
  • Be inspired to create beautiful environments outside and inside to invite curiosity.
  • Encourage bringing children outside, to connect with nature and promote the benefits of outdoor free play.
  • Review David Sobels seven design principles which can be used to shape outdoor experiences offered to children.

 *Suitable for parents, students, adult instructors/administrators, 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: Sarah McCarthy. Sarah created ECE Connect in 2016 with the idea of connecting early childhood educators together, and offering workshops that she feels are needed in the field. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in education and training, a diploma in early childhood education and Montessori (0-12 years) and a certificate for children with special needs. She’s been in the education for over 15 years; currently manages a preschool and is a board member of the ECEBC Vancouver branch. 

 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.