LCSS Workshops

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October 25, 2017 (6:30PM - 9:00PM)
Screen Time & Attention Deficit: Understanding the growing epidemic of inattentive children alongside the rise of technology exposure

About this Event
The nature verses nurture approach to understanding how children develop leads us to intuit that exactly how brain growth and development unfolds most certainly is impacted by the amount of screen-time and technology exposure that children have. In this workshop we will discuss two key reasons why we must protect our children’s (1) hearts; and (2) brains from the impact of screen time (video games, Facebook, texting, social media, etc.). Participants can expect some ideas and strategies to put into place for safeguarding their children around technology exposure, a developmental guide to what is safe and when, and an overall understanding of our role as big people must be for our children as we navigate the technology revolution.

Rebecca Mitchell has a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She approaches her work eclectically by incorporating aspects of her post-graduate training in the areas of Attachment, Developmental Trauma, Infant Mental Health, and Play Therapy. She joins The Wishing Star team with over 19 years of experience in supporting kids and families in a variety of settings including community based agencies, child and youth mental health, and private practice. Rebecca cherishes the opportunity to work together with both parents and children in addressing challenges related to anxiety, behavior, early trauma and mood difficulties, maintaining a focus of enhancing and strengthening parent-child relationships. Rebecca brings a strong sense of compassion to her work helping big people understand and respond to children in ways that promote a strong relationship, self-regulation and a positive sense of self. As a mother of two boys herself, Rebecca appreciates both the joys and frustrations (!) that come with the role of being that kind of a big person for a child.

This workshop will be held at the Langley CCRR 20577 Fraser Hwy

To register or if you have any questions please call 604 533 4425

Langley RLNRs and Langley LFDC $10.00

All Others $20.00
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$10.00 - Please call to register 604 533 4425
$20.00 - All Others

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October 28, 2017 (9:00AM - 5:00PM)
Emergency Child Care First Aid

About this Event

Emergency Child Care First Aid is a basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills with a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses.  The course is designed for those in the early childhood education industry as well as for parents/caregivers.  The workshop includes the latest in first aid and CPR guidelines.


The course is offered by Jennifer of Pulse Check First Aid.


Registration and payment must is due by October 13, 2017.  The cost is $85.00 per person. Payment can only be made by cash or cheque


This course will be held at the Langley CCRR office, 20577 Fraser Hwy, Langley.
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November 01, 2017 (6:00PM - 9:00PM)
Appetite To Play

About this Event
Supporting Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in the Early Years

What is appetite to play?

Physical activity and healthy eating in early childhood (0-5) is important for healthy child development and setting the stage for lifelong healthy behaviours. Appetite to Play is designed to support early years providers promote and encourage physical activity and healthy eating. Appetite to Play provides healthy eating and physical activity recommended practices and practice support resources for early years providers to use in a variety of settings including: daycare centres, family based childcare, preschool and parent participation programs.

The Appetite to Play interactive workshop for early childhood providers will enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in creating childcare settings that support healthy eating, physical activity, food and physical literacy to promote healthy child development. Early childhood (0-5) is a critical time for setting the stage for lifelong healthy behaviours. During this workshop planning tools, tips and ideas, recipe, games and activities will be shared and practiced. Participants will receive a booklet to help them get started and an overview of the Appetite to Play online resources. The workshop is three hours in length.

This workshop will be held at the Langley CCRR 20577 Fraser Hwy.
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$10.00 - Everyone

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November 02, 2017 (6:30PM - 9:00PM)
Twenty Hour Responsible Adult Course

About this Event
The Twenty Hour Responsible Adult Course includes topics such as health and safety, child development, guidance and discipline, and supporting children's play.  This course is recognized by Licensing and is a fantastic addition to your child care portfolio.  Not only is it recognized for your RLNR and family daycare qualifications, but you will also be qualified to work in a group-out-of-school program or a group centre as the third assistant.  If you are considering a career in child care then this course is a must for you!

Please note, this course is 20 hours.  Certification is granted only to those individuals who attend all the classes.

The classes run:

Thursdays  November 2, 9, 16, 2017 from 6:30-9:00pm

Tuesday  November 7, 2017 from 6:30-9:00pm

Saturdays November 4 and 18, 2017 from 9:00am - 2:30pm

Registrants must attend all SIX of these classes.

The cost for this course is $180.00.

Please note that you must bring a 2" binder with you to the first day of class.

Participants that do not attend all 6 classes will not receive a certificate or be able to make up the classes missed, you will need to take the course over again.

This course will be held at the Langley CCRR office, 20577 Fraser Hwy, Langley.

Please contact lmcinnis@lcss.ca for more information
Tickets
$180.00 - Contact the CCRR office for more information 604 533 4425

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November 15, 2017 (6:30PM - 8:30PM)
Fun Family Phonics

About this Event
Find out how you can make the alphabet come alive for the children you teach. Letters are abstract symbols that can be confusing and boring for children. The boy, “Dave,” in my stories puts life into these abstract forms by discovering the shape and sound of each letter as he investigates the world around him. You will find children love to sing the songs on the CDs that go with the books.
“Fun Family Phonics Upper Case Letters,” is a continuation of the story for each letter in the first book making the connection easy and fun for children to remember. Children can also learn how to build three letter words through my book, “Fun Family Rhymes”. Puppets, songs, actions and games make leaning a creative adventure that children love.

All the materials will be available for purchase. Muriel will accept, Cash, Cheque, Visa or Mastercard.

Muriel graduated in education from the University of London, England. She has courses in linguistics and ESL from UBC. Muriel created and published this program after many years of teaching experience in Elementary School, Preschool and as an ECE instructor at college. She has owned her own preschool in White Rock and taught in England, Africa, China, and India as well as Canada. Her first two books are Best Sellers.

 

This course will be held at the Langley CCRR office, 20577 Fraser Hwy, Langley.
Tickets
$10.00 - Langley LFDC and Langley RLNR
$20.00 - All Others

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November 22, 2017 (6:30PM - 9:00PM)
To Celebrate Or Not To Celebrate?

About this Event
Talking and thinking about holidays in early childhood programs is a "hot topic".
There is an increasing diversity of children, families, and staff who make up our programs. A lot of us have ideas of how to celebrate holidays, or some of us think we shouldn’t. There are some centres that choose ‘not to celebrate’, and others that try to celebrate all the holidays.
As an industry, we need to discuss whether "to celebrate or not to celebrate". “A school needs to be a place for all children, not based on the idea that they are all the same, but that they are all different.” -Loris Malaguzzi

Workshop Objectives:
•Getting together and reflecting on our your thoughts and feelings about holidays in the curriculum
•How to avoid the tourist approach to celebrating diversity in your program
•Discussing appropriate choice for celebrating holidays in your program
•Looking at rituals and traditions in your program
•Reflect on what works best for us in our programs and classrooms
•Connecting with our families. What holidays do your families and children celebrate?
•Discover alternative ways to celebrate holidays

Sarah McCarthy has a Bachelor of Science in Education and Training, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Montessori (0-12 years), plus a certificate for Children with Special Needs. She has been in the education field for over 15 years and has taught in Reggio, play-based and Montessori centres ; recently being the Early Childhood Program Coordinator and Instructor at a private college in Vancouver.

This workshop will be held at the Langley CCRR located at 20577 Fraser Hwy
Tickets
$10.00 - Langley LFDC and Langley RLNR
$20.00 - All Others

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November 25, 2017 (9:00AM - 5:00PM)
Emergency Child Care First Aid

About this Event
Emergency Child Care First Aid is a basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills with a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses. The course is designed for those in the early childhood education industry as well as for parents/caregivers. The workshop includes the latest in first aid and CPR guidelines.

The course is offered by Pulse Check First Aid.

Registration and payment is due by November 10 2017. To register call the CCRR office at 604-533-4425.  Cost for the session is $85.00 and is payable by cash or cheque only.

Class will be held at the Langley CCRR - 2057  Fraser Hwy Langley

 
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November 29, 2017 (6:30PM - 9:00PM)
Social Justice - Starting Small

About this Event
Starting Small Can Change Our Communities

As Early Childhood Educators we should remember that we need to connect with communities and give back.
Humanity starts small; children are loving, caring and extremely empathetic. Communities are hurting and centers need more connection to them. Children need exposure to the realities that surround them. They also need to learn to connect and be kind.
The aim of this workshop is to facilitate a discussion on the importance of starting small and creating community in the classroom and connecting outside of the center.

"Peace is what every human is craving for and it can be brought about by humanity through the child" - Maria Montessori

Workshop Objectives:
•Understand that community begins in the classroom
•Explore ways to connect to our communities
•Discuss the benefits of inter-generational activities
•Investigate what ‘democracy’ looks like in a classroom
•Integrate social justice in the early childhood education

Sarah McCarthy created ECE Connect in 2015 with the idea of connecting Early Childhood educators. She believes that there are many educators that feel lost and are searching for knowledge. Together, through kindness and empathy, we can connect, share, and help each other to become better teachers.
Through workshops like these and on-site consulting, she hopes that ECE Connect can provide a platform to improve the quality of education for our children. This journey is a collaboration between everyone in the early childhood field and she hopes you can join along!

This workshop will be held at the Langley CCRR 20577 Fraser Hwy
Tickets
$10.00 - Langley LFDC and Langley RLNR
$20.00 - All Others

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December 31, 2017 (: - 🙂
CCRR Annual Membership

About this Event
It is time to renew your CCRR annual membership (effective January 1st - December 31, 2017).  For $45 you receive tremendous benefits!

Langley Group Centres, Preschools and Out of School Care have access to the Toy and Resource Library. Where you can borrow up to 15 items of which can include 2 theme boxes or different topics, felt stories, big books, resource material, large toys, puzzles and more.

In order to renew (or apply) for your membership please contact the the office for the 2017 form. Return the completed form to Laura McInnis via email (lmcinnis@lcss.ca) or in person at the CCRR office (20577 Fraser Hwy, Langley).

If you have any questions please contact Laura McInnis via email (lmcinnis@lcss.ca) or phone (604-533-4425).
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$45.00 - CCRR Annual Membership

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