Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


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

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

Location: Vancouver Westside Hub at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, 2305 W 7th Ave. Vancouver, BC.                                                                 

Time-out or time-away is often used as a means to discipline children in child care. It is important to refine the understanding of this technique and propose alternative ways of not only guiding the behavior but also to focus on understanding the triggers and elements that cause it. 

Understanding the context of behavior will present educators with an alternative approach to guidance and at the same time offer the child an array of problem solving skills, including the ability to self-regulate over time. Even though sometimes to sit in solitude for a few moments is all a child needs to switch gears labeling it as time-out will tend to impose “self-control”. This lacks key understanding of behavior challenges rather than an opportunity to learn how to cope with frustration and modify undesired behavior.


  • To discuss prevalent behavior misconceptions in both children and adults.
  • To explore relevant theories that inform educator’s guidance approaches.
  • To recognize alternative ways of modeling and helping children with their own self-regulatory skills.

*Suitable for students, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddlers and preschool age children, including children with extra support needs.

Presenter: Ana Vojnovic. ECE, I/T, SN. Ana is also a conceptual artist currently studying Interior Design at BCIT, with a background in philosophy, education and visual arts. She engages in research-based practice that focuses on investigating design of educational spaces and its impact on learning based dynamics and behavior.

Registration starts: August 1, 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.