This 5-hour course supports leaders in creating safe, ethical and quality programming that is relevant and respectful of communities and cultures. Learners will explore and discuss the creation of a curriculum and pedagogy, as well as programming policies to support their vision. The course will also review the creation of Family Handbooks, and best practices in conducting Program Reviews.
This course is absolutely essential for both leaders and students who want to ensure their programming reflects the most current practices and learnings in inclusiveness, Truth & Reconciliation, the BC Early Learning Framework, and inquiry-based approaches.
There are two components: 3.5 hours of instructor-led time via Zoom, and 1.5 hours of self-guided time (to watch videos and complete quizzes prior to the instructor-led portion). Learners are credited with 5 Pro-D hours towards ECE certification.
As part of the course, students also receive a three-month subscription to our WCCRC Administration & Management for Child Care Knowledge Base.
Students must use a laptop or desktop computer to take this course; it is not possible to use a smartphone for this work.
WCCRC Administration & Management for Child Care Knowledge Base
The WCCRC Administration & Management for Child Care Knowledge Base is a comprehensive online information database for ECE leaders, with detailed guidance on all areas of child care leadership, including Governance, Human Resources, Enrollment & Attendance, Health & Safety, Facilities & Equipment, Programming & Curriculum and Community Connections.
Formerly known as the Westcoast INFORM Guide, the WCCRC Knowledge Base has been completely revised to reflect current practices and learnings in inclusiveness, Truth & Reconciliation, the BC Early Learning Framework, and inquiry-based approaches. A valuable tool for all child care staff, it includes comprehensive lists of online resources, as well as tools and forms you can use in your own practice.