Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
2772 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

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Guiding and Caring for Preschoolers

Wednesday April 4, 2018       Time 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm       2 hours 

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

What does guidance mean to you and your preschool program? How do you provide guidance? Is there a difference between guiding and caring? Can the environment impact the preschoolers in your centre? Is democracy an important aspect of your program, and are the children involved? This workshop will help educators answer these questions, and learn how to guide and care for pre-schoolers in the program.


  • Identify a child’s individuality and learn to support it.
  • Discuss the power of the environment and ways to apply it in your centre.
  • Learn to create a democracy in your classroom that supports the children in problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Explore guiding and caring strategies.
  • Discuss resources available to you.

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

Presenter: Sarah McCarthy. Sarah created ECE Connect in 2016. She has been in the educational field for over 16 years and has worked in Montessori schools, play-based centers, Reggio Emilia inspired schools and forest schools. She currently manages a preschool and teaches at VCC.

Registration starts: February 25, 2018

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.