Training & Education
The Provincial Office of Aboriginal Supported Child Development is committed to leading the coordination of professional development opportunities for ASCD professionals in collaboration with ASCD Regional Advisors and professional development associations for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ECD service providers who work with Aboriginal families and communities.
Click here to visit the Early Years Professional Development website to find training and education opportunities.
For Program Funding from the BCCF:
If you offer Parent-Child Mother Goose, Nobody's Perfect Parenting or My Tween and Me programs anywhere in BC, we invite you to apply for program funding.
The BC Council for Families is providing contracts of up to $1,000* to help agencies deliver these important family support programs – in-person or online – so that families can receive the support they need to grow and thrive. To apply, please review the application instructions, download and fill out the application form and email it to the program coordinator by November 5th, 2021.
Download the Application Form
*Made possible thanks to a British Columbia Community Gaming Grant. If you currently already receive gaming funds for these programs, you are not eligible
Click here for Live Virtual Workshops for professionals and parents.
Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program
Stress Awareness and Self-Regulation for Ourselves and Our Children
Mother's Mental Health
UBC Preventing Food Allergies in InfantsL Early Introduction to Allergenic Solids
E Learning Course
This interactive online course is designed to give clinicians the knowledge and skills required to educate and support families in the safe introduction of allergenic foods to infants. It includes videos, interactives, communication strategies and resources for both clinicians and families, all based on the most recent and up-to-date research.
Social Media in the Lives of Young Children
Media can have a positive impact on children: increasing connection with others, educating while entertaining. However, it can also have negative consequences: social comparison, online addiction, isolation, depression and anxiety. How do we make critical decisions about our children's consumption of media? There are now decades of research from which we can build a robust road map. This workshop will draw upon the relevant research for young children to help guide you. You will gain strategies for promoting a safer, healthier, and enlivened media environment for your children that will also help build stronger families and communities.
ACT Autism Community Training
ACT has developed a new ongoing bursary initiative to provide free registration for our training programs. This has been developed for Indigenous organizations and Indigenous families supporting a child or children with autism or related conditions, or other support need, as a practical way of offering training and building capacity. Both status and non-status family members are eligible. Professionals must be an employee of an Indigenous organization. Each person applying should fill in the online bursary application form. If this presents difficulties, or you have questions, please contact ACT at email@example.com or toll-free: 1-866-939-5188.
[Please note that we have other bursary opportunities for low-income applicants but the deadline for the general bursary program for this event has passed.]
ACT- Autism Community Training provides information and training relevant to the autism community internationally. Based in British Columbia, Canada, ACT develops a wide-range of positive and practical information on everything from sleep problems and diet, to core issues such as diagnosis and aspects of intervention, including information on setting up intervention programs. These resources are free and are available online without a password requirement.
Science of Early Child Development (SECD)
SECD is a knowledge translation and mobilization initiative designed to make current research accessible to anyone interested in learning more about the impact of early experience on lifelong health and well-being. Beginning as a tool to help share the emerging science about early brain development, SECD now offers a suite of online and offline media-rich educational resources with examples of research and programmes from around the world. SECD has been developed at Red River College in Canada in partnership with the University of Toronto and the Aga Khan Development Network.
Infant Mental Health Promotion
Infant Mental Health Promotion offers a variety of specialized learning and education opportunities to support multidisciplinary service providers working with infants and caregivers as a means of enhancing quality care.
NEYC (childcare and early learning)
NAEYC’s online professional development introduces early childhood educators to core ideas from NAEYC’s position statements, books, journals and more. Designed with busy educators in mind, our online resources provide self-paced, interactive learning that connects professional knowledge to daily practice through practical strategies that bolster best instructional approaches.
Care Courses British Columbia
Care Courses are accepted for British Columbia's 40-hour professional development requirement for renewing an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) License. Click here
Need your 20 Hour Responsible Adult Training? The courses in our Responsible Adult Training course bundle are accepted for British Columbia's 20 Hour Responsible Adult Training Requirement. The bundle covers the following areas: child development; guidance; and health, safety, and nutrition.
Metis Early Childhood Education Funding
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Starr Commonwealth Courses
Online virtual trainings
Institute of child Psychology
Workshops, webinars, corporate training, and professional consultation.
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EPSE 348: Family-Centred Practice for Children with Special Needs (3.0)
Evaluation is based out of 100 marks
Assignments include group discussions and case studies to incorporate the principles of the lessons. Students will practice applying the learned strategies and principles to decision making and supporting families and children with special needs in the case studies. Each case study will become incrementally more challenging as the lessons progress. 5 assignments = a total of 95 marks Group discussions = 5 marks
EPSE 406: Typical and Atypical Development in Infants and Children Course Outline (3.0)
Evaluation: 5 assignments for a total of 100 marks: Assignment 1 15 marks; Assignment 2 20 marks; Assignment 3 10 marks; Assignment 4 15 marks; Assignment 5 40 marks
EPSE 420: Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs Course Outline (3.0)
Evaluation: Assignments: Based on 100 marks: 2 quizzes =10 marks; 3 chat rooms = 15 marks; 1 think and respond = 5 marks; 5 assignments = 70 marks
EPSE 440: Supporting Social and Communication Development in Infants and Young Children with Special Needs Course Outline (3.0)
Evaluation: Assignments: 5 short Think & Respond exercises (10% each for a total of 50%); One case study with 3 parts (15%, 15%, 20% for a total of 50%)
EPSE 441: Early Intervention for Infants and Young Children with Sensory Loss and Motor Impairments (Prerequisites, All of EPSE 348, 406 and 420)
Evaluation: Assignments: 7 (total of 70 marks) Quizzes = 2 (total of 30 marks)
Some YouTube treasures:
Vanessa Lapointe - Anxiety (2015)
Dr. Temple Grandin: The Autistic Brain
Brene Brown (all of her videos are fabulous for communication and relationship building)
Websites to review
Dr. Linda O'Neill (research and ACES information)
Dr.Martin Brokenleg (resilience, identity,)
Dr. Bruce Perry (there is a section on his website with video interviews)