Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM PDT
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Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
2772 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

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Webcast – 2018 ECEBC's Conference Keynote and Workshop by Marc Battle


Saturday May 12, 2018       Time 10:00 am - 1:30 pm       3.5 hours 

Fee: $15.00                                                                                        

Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) and Child Care Resource & Referral Programs of BC (CCRR) have partnered to make possible this exclusive online viewing of Marc Battle’s keynote address and workshop from this year’s ECEBC Conference. Come and join other early years’ professionals at Westcoast to watch this thought-provoking webcast, as we continue to find ways to grow our practice.

Keynote: “The Warrior Code" (1 hour)

In this keynote address, Marc will speak about how having an ECEs code of honour helps our profession uphold a code of ethics. He will challenge us to uphold our ethical duty to leave today better than tomorrow. Quality early childhood education and care programs provide a “marvelous staging ground” for children to learn to live as human beings in a community.

Workshop “Butterflies In Your Belly” (2 hours)

“Without risk there is no learning.” —Carl Rogers.
Think about how you learned what your limits were or how far could you push your body and as a result painting a different image of yourself. How did you learn to negotiate with friends and say “no” to things that made you uncomfortable? How did you learn to take a chance on your ideas or your creativity? If everything is learned through experience, then many of us learned these valuable skills through taking a risk. Yet we are bubble-wrapping our children and shielding them from the risks that we participated in and blinding ourselves to the consequences of these actions. This workshop will explore the kinds of risk in children’s play, what they learn from it, and how we can allow children to risk safely.

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

Presenter: Marc Battle. Marc is an ECE instructor at Red River College in Winnipeg, who also works with Aboriginal Head Start programs. Marc first worked at Toronto’s Children Services, then at the child care centre at Durham College. For six years, he taught ECE at Northwest Community College in BC. Inspired by fellow ECE instructor Joan Turecki, he became interested in emergent curriculum, which builds on the children’s interests, and in incorporating a more artistic approach to child care programs.
He has been at Red River College since 2002. Marc is a passionate speaker on a variety of topics including risky play, rich learning environments, quality interactions, inclusion, and guiding children toward discovery of their full potential.



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.