Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


7 Saturdays from Aug 11 to Sep 29, 2018 (no class Sep 1) 

From 9:30 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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Introduction to Family Child Care Course

7 Saturdays from August 11 to September 29, 2018 (no class on Sept. 1)

Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm            35 hours training        

 Fee: $295.00 workbook included 

This 35-hour course teaches participants how to open and run their own Family Child Care centre in their homes, for 2 to 7 children (LNR and Licensed). Through interactive sessions, participants learn about Child Growth & Development, Guiding & Caring, Health & Nutrition, Learning through Play, Safety & Emergency Procedures, Family Child Care Business Management, the child care subsidy process, and the LNR registration and licensing procedures. As the final assignment, participants will develop their own “Parent Package” (parent’s manual containing the centre’s policies, contracts, programming, daily schedule, etc.) which they must satisfactorily complete in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Instructor: Vesna Krcmar is an experienced facilitator and Early Childhood Educator, currently working as a Vancouver CCRR Child Care Services Consultant at Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre. She brings a rich background in working with 0-5 year old children in both family child care and group care settings and as a facilitator for the 35-hour Introduction to Family Child Care Course and the 20-hour Responsible Adult in Child Care Settings Course.

*If you live in Vancouver and plan to start a Family Child Care business in your home taking care of not more than 2 children besides your own, please call us for a free info session before you register into this course.

*1/2 hour lunch, please bring a bag lunch

Registration begins May 10, 2018 


  1. Carefully read the Registration, Refund and Missed Class Policies.
  2. Registrations are accepted on a first come-first serve basis.
  3. You will need an email address to receive course related information.
  4. This is a non-credit course (cannot be applied towards the completion of a degree).
  5. Park along Slocan Street or on East Broadway. Note parking restrictions.
  6. Bring a 2-inch binder for your course materials.
  7. If you have any questions, please contact Rosa at 604.709.5661 ext 221 or rng@wstcoast.org

Registration Policy:

 Participants must:

  1. Make payment at time of registration in order to confirm a seat.
  2. Be 19 years of age at the time of registration.
  3. Have grade 8 English written and oral skills (or equivalent) to actively participate during class. 
  4. Mark course dates in calendar. We do not send reminders.
  5. Make their own child care arrangements. We are unable to accommodate children during course hours.
  6. Abide by the Classroom Code of Conduct.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

  1. By submitting their registration online, participants declare they have read, understood and agree with this policy.
  2. It is the registrants’ responsibility to make sure this training is suitable to their learning needs. If you have questions about this, call us before registering.
  3. No refunds or credits will be issued once the course starts; no exceptions.
  4. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the course date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees. 
  5. All refunds are subject to a $25 Administration Fee.
  6. Westcoast may cancel a course at any time. Registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund.
  7. If first class is missed registrants forfeit their fee. There will be no refund or credit.

Missed Class Policy:

  1. The first class is mandatory. The entire course builds on the first day and it is essential to the subsequent classes. 
  2. Participants must attend all sessions and satisfactorily complete the course work and a “Parent Package” approved by the Instructor, in order to receive a certificate of completion.
  3. There is a $15 each to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the course start date.
  4. Anyone missing more than 1 session will need to take the entire course again at full fee.
  5. Participants must notify Westcoast of an absence in advance at the earliest opportunity.
  6. If a session is missed, participants may make it up the next time the course is offered and within 1 year from the course end date; unless it is the first class.
  7. There will be a $15 fee to make up a missed session.
  8. It is the participant’s responsibility to keep track of which session and topics were missed and to find out when s/he can make them up.
  9. Certificates of completion may be picked up after making up the missed session.

Note: If the course is full, you can phone us to be placed on the wait list.