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.
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
The Specialized Sitter Program
October 18, 2021
The BC Association for Child Development
Through generous support from the BC Ministry for Child and Family Development, BCACDI has created the Specialized Sitter training modules. This online learning opportunity is designed to provide additional skills and knowledge for those individuals (e.g. – ‘babysitters’) providing short-term supervision of children. The goal is to increase the pool of individuals with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to provide short-term supervision (i.e. – ‘babysitting’) for children and youth with special needs. The Training several times a year the training will be offered via an 8-week moderated online training session. The online modules include text, graphics, and videos. There are questions embedded throughout the modules and a moderated online forum to encourage discussion with others taking the course. The end of each module has a quiz that must be passed in order to progress to the next module. There are 7 modules total, and the average time to complete the training is 10 hours.
Please Click here for more information and registration.
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.
BCAPOP Virtual Conference 2021
October 20, 2021
9am- 4pm PT
Keynote Speaker Talli Osborne
Talli is known in many circles for her work in inspirational speaking and in helping others by inspiring change within themselves. She was born with some physical challenges but was raised with the belief that she could do anything she set her mind to, and this determined attitude is exactly how she lives her life.
During this presentation, Talli will speak about overcoming adversity while growing up in an incredibly unique family. She will share her personal struggles with perceptions of self and her journey to embrace the differences. And, she will draw on her personal journey to show how you can “never judge a book by its cover”.
Talli will inspire, motivate, and show us how to best use what we’ve been given to support others.
Please Click here for more information and registration.
Executive Function Skills with Sarah Ward - Webinar Series
July 29, 2021 - August 19, 2021
10am - 12 pm PT
Presented by Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP
This summer, join ACT for a four-part Zoom webinar series featuring Sarah Ward, an internationally respected specialist in helping individuals with a range of neuro-developmental conditions develop their executive function skills.
Please visit Click here for more information and registration.
**BURSARY AVAILIBLE FOR THE ABOVE TRAINING - see ACT BURSARY below.
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.
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)