Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


Wednesday, September 5, 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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Whose Risk is it Anyway? Exploring Risk with Infants and Toddlers

Wednesday September 5, 2018       Time 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm       2 hours 

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

All children come into this world and are born unique; they all have unique temperaments and personalities. Thus, for some children, taking risks comes more naturally than for others. Understanding the processes of risk allows us to better understand and support our children and their growth and development. Risk is inevitable, and without risk–taking opportunities, our children will be more apt to take impulsive and poor risks.

Participants will be asked to explore their feelings around risk, and what it means for infant toddler development. We will challenge common ideas and rules, and the problems that occur when we make decisions for children based on what we are comfortable with, rather than what they need.


  • Understand risk taking is an essential component of development, where children learn to problem solve and explore their personal boundaries and limits. Facilitated risk, fosters decision making skills that is used lifelong.
  • Explore feelings that come up for us when faced with decisions about children’s risks, and how our own experiences impact our responses.
  • Discuss how to have conversations around risk with families and coworkers when you have differing levels of comfort. What happens when everyone is not comfortable, and how to move forward.

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

Presenter: Jacqueline Ewonus. Jacqueline is the Program Director at SFU Childcare, overseeing 6 IT programs. She has a long relationship in the childcare field in different capacities over the past 25 years. Most recently she worked as a Child Care Licensing Officer before going to SFUCCS 3 years ago to support educators in their relationships with children.

Registration starts: May 10, 2018

Please mark this date on your calendar.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop/course date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2.  All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee except for workshops/courses that are $100 or more, which have a $25 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop/course starts, or if it's missed.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop/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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Seats are limited. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  4. Payment must be made at time of registration to reserve your seat.
  5. Mark dates on your calendar. We will send you an email reminder. Check your email before the workshop.
  6. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to presenter and participants.
  7. Latecomers who arrive after 15 minutes may not be admitted and will not receive a certificate.
  8. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop time. Please make child care arrangements.
  9. Participants must stay for the full workshop to receive a certificate of participation, which will be provided at the end.
  10. There is a $15 charge to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop date.
  11. These are non-credit workshops (cannot be applied towards the completion of a certificate, diploma or degree).
  12. Receipts and handouts are always sent by email.
  13. If you have questions about a certificate being accepted by the ECE Registry, please contact them at 1-888-338-6622 or eceregistry@gov.bc.ca or at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/become-an-early-childhood-educator/apply-for-ece-ecea-certificate

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