Child Care Provider Training & Workshops

  • June 17, 2017
    FULL - Risk-Taking in Play: It's Too Dangerous Not To!

    • Time:
      9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      Drawing on the latest play-work research and practice from around the world, this interactive workshop will cover the role of physical and emotional risk-taking in child-directed free play. Participants will critically reflect upon the impact our risk-averse society has on these opportunities, including a self-assessment of personal comfort levels. Using risk-benefit assessments, participants will take practical steps to identify where and how children in their care can test their physical and emotional limits, while reducing the likelihood or severity of harm.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Sophie Cooper

    • Cost:
      60.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-572-8032

    • Notes:
      Back by popular demand! This workshop is so popular that this is the 3rd time we’re offering it!
      There will be a 1/2 hour lunch break; please bring a bag lunch.



  • June 26, 2017
    LNR Information Sessions

    • Time:
      6:30-8:30 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      If you or someone you know are interested in becoming registered with
      Child Care Options, please attend one of our
      information sessions.

      Registered LNR child care providers can look after 2 children in addition to their own. Many child care providers use CCRR registration as a stepping stone to becoming licensed. Registered LNRs receive higher rates of child care subsidy for the children in care and free access to our resource library.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      CCRR Outreach Team

    • Cost:
      0.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-572-8032

    • Notes:


  • July 10, 2017
    Resilience in Children

    • Time:
      6:30-8:30 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      Resilience helps us recover from negative events or feelings, cope with challenges and adversity and look for
      ourselves when things are not going well. It is not possible to protect children from the ups and downs of life.
      Raising resilient children, however, is possible and can provide them with the tools they can use to respond to the challenges of life. Parents have the biggest role to play in helping their children to develop resilience. However,
      research tells us that among the most influential positive models in the lives of resilient children, outside the family circle are educators.
      This presentation is designed for early childhood educators and child care providers. Providing the support that children need to build skills in this area is one of the most important and challenging tasks of early childhood years. This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of what resilience is, how it develops, and the key role of educators in building resilience in children.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Malgosia Tomanik

    • Cost:
      30.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-572-8032

    • Notes:

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  • July 13, 2017
    Emergency Child Care First Aid

    • Time:
      6:00 - 10:00 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      This 8-hour course meets Child Care Licensing regulations and Red Cross standards. Includes obstructed airway procedures, breathing emergencies, CPR for babies, children and youth as well as basic first aid for common injuries. In addition, it has a section on child safety. Participants will receive a manual and a certificate valid for 3 years.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Karen Clark

    • Cost:
      90.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-644-4709

    • Notes:
      To register please contact Karen at Vital Link 604-644-4709.
      www.vital-link.ca


  • July 15, 2017
    Light Table Make and Take

    • Time:
      9:30 - 11:30 am

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      Add to the sensory tools you use! Learn to make a light table using Ikea furniture and lighting.
      Explore how to work sensory play into the day with the different uses for the light table. Learning with the light table is so much fun! For more uses with the light table join us in the afternoon for our next workshop, “Lovin’ the Light Table” see below for more details.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Amanda Slade & Lorie McDonald

    • Cost:
      150.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-572-8032

    • Notes:
      Please bring a small hammer for finishing nails.
      As a bonus you will receive two chairs with each light table.
      Registration deadline July 3.

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  • July 15, 2017
    Lovin' the Light Table

    • Time:
      12:30 - 2:30 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      Explore the wide range of uses of the light table in the early years. Learn how to develop provocations and use materials to spur explorations, creative thinking, communication, and problem solving.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Amanda Slade & Lorie McDonald

    • Cost:
      30.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-572-8032

    • Notes:
      Join us in the morning to make your own light table (see above) and register for the afternoon to learn the many ways to use your light table!

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  • July 31, 2017
    LNR Information Session

    • Time:
      6:30-8:30 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      If you or someone you know are interested in becoming registered with
      Child Care Options, please attend one of our
      information sessions.

      Registered LNR child care providers can look after 2 children in addition to their own. Many child care providers use CCRR registration as a stepping stone to becoming licensed. Registered LNRs receive higher rates of child care subsidy for the children in care and free access to our resource library.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Outreach Staff

    • Cost:
      0.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-572-8032

    • Notes:


  • August 10, 2017
    Mistaken Goals of Misbehaviour

    • Time:
      6:30-8:30 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      Children misbehave, but as educators and
      parents we often ask, “why do they misbehave.” Rudolph Dreikurs proposed that children
      misbehave out of a mistaken assumption that they can gain social status with their own bad behavior.
      Dreikurs described four goals of misbehaviour:  
      1. To gain attention.
      2. To gain power and control.
      3. To gain revenge.
      4. To display feelings of inadequacy

      Objectives:
      Identify Rudolf Dreikur’s 4 Mistaken Goals of Misbehaviour
      Apply these goals to the misbehaviour of children in our care
      Explore helpful ways to respond to this
      misbehaviour as ECE Teachers

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Sarah McCarthy

    • Cost:
      30.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-572-8032

    • Notes:

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  • August 19, 2017
    Learn to Felt

    • Time:
      10:00 am - 2:30 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      In the time of dreaming, there lived Tiddalik the Greedy Frog who one day drank up all the water in the lakes, rivers and streams. All the other animals began to worry that they would perish from thirst – what could they do?  In this workshop participants will learn two methods of working with wool. First using warm water and soap, we will wet-felt a double-sided mini playmat. Then using a felting needle we will create two characters – Tiddalik the greedy frog and Nabunum the Eel. With a completed story set, we will learn the fate of the animals as they try to solve the problem with Tiddalik the Greedy Frog.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Violet Jessen

    • Cost:
      40.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-572-8032

    • Notes:
      Participants need to bring a small towel and three plastic bags

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  • September 06, 2017
    Play, Playwork and Adventure Playgrounds

    • Time:
      6:30 - 8:30 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      This workshop is designed for people who already believe in the benefits and importance of children’s self-directed play, and are looking to learn more about adventure playgrounds, playwork and adventurous play! We’ll share professional vocabulary to help examine nuances of risk, environment, advocacy and more. This workshop will include specific methods for risk assessment, management, and incremental ways to increase children's opportunities for play in any setting. New terms will be grounded in stories from direct practice with children to illustrate how play support (like play itself) can most usefully be thought of as a process or approach. This workshop will be collaborative, reflective and inspire participants to start making changes in their own setting right away.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Play workers from the UK-based Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds. Suzanna Law, Morgan Leichter-Saxby and Andy Hinchcliffe

    • Cost:
      30.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-572-8032

    • Notes:

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  • September 16, 2017
    Emergency Child Care First Aid

    • Time:
      9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      This 8-hour course meets Child Care Licensing regulations and Red Cross standards. Includes obstructed airway procedures, breathing emergencies, CPR for babies, children and youth as well as basic first aid for common injuries. In addition, it has a section on child safety. Participants will receive a manual and a certificate valid for 3 years.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Karen Clark

    • Cost:
      90.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-644-4709

    • Notes:
      To register please contact Karen at Vital Link 604-644-4709.
      www.vital-link.ca


  • September 29, 2017
    20 Hour Responsible Adult Course

    • Time:
      10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      This course meets the requirements for 20 hours of training for “Responsible Adult” as stipulated by the Child Care Regulation to qualify for employment in family child care or school age child care settings.

      Through interactive sessions, this course covers basic concepts about child develoment, child guidance, health, safety, nutrition and programming. Participants must be at least 19 years old to register, attend all sessions and sucessfully complete all assignments in order to receive a certificate of completion.
      For those planning on opening a family child care we offer the Good Beginnings Professional Development for Family Child Care Providers course (30 hours). This course will explore all areas of operating a family child care business in your home. It will also guide you to create the policies and procedures necessary for the child care licensing process. You will meet others exploring family child care and be provided with resources and contacts specific to your family child care business.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Carol Kerfoot

    • Cost:
      180.00

    • To Register:
      Call 604-572-8032

    • Notes:
      This course is offered over 8 weeks on Fridays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10 & 17.

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  • October 06, 2017
    Good Beginnings: Professional Development for Family Child Care Providers

    • Time:
      10:00 am - 3:30 pm

    • Location:
      Child Care Options, #100-6846 King George Blvd Surrey

    • Workshop Description:
      This course addresses the essential elements required for operating a quality home-based child care. It covers everything from child development, guidance, health and safety, to managing the business.

    • Facilitator / Speaker:
      Rosey Singh

    • Cost:
      400.00 includes workbook

    • To Register:
      Call 604-572-8032

    • Notes:
      This course is offered on Fridays
      for 6 weeks. October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 & 10.

      Please bring a 2” binder to the first class.

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To register for any of the Child Care Options Workshops, please Contact Us today.

Download our Spring-Summer 2017 Training Calendar for a full listing of our workshop offerings.

Workshop Cancellations

Requests for workshop cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled workshop date. Cancellation requests received before the 48 hour deadline will receive a workshop credit to be used towards future workshops at Child Care Options. Workshop credits are valid for one year from the date of issue. No refunds will be issued.

Course Cancellations

Requests for course cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled course start date. Cancellation requests received before the 72 hour deadline will receive a cheque for the amount of the course minus a $25.00 administration fee. Cancellation requests received less than 72 hours prior to the scheduled course start date will be issued a workshop credit for the amount of the course minus a $25.00 administration fee. Workshop credits are valid for one year from the date of issue. The workshop credit can be used towards future courses and workshops at Child Care Options.

Online Training

For online training opportunities please visit the Early Years Professional Development Centre.

We are unable to accommodate children during training.

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