Opportunities: Training


1. 16th Annual Provincial Training Conference – BC ACCS

BC ACCS is proud to provide opportunities for Early Childhood Educators to come together to share knowledge, skills and stories with a renewed hope in the dreams we hold for our Aboriginal children and communities. Every year we offer over 30 workshops that inspire our participants and encourage a wide range of knowledge translation. This year our theme will be Treading Softly: Honouring Children, The Land and Our Culture. The Conference will take place October 17-19, 2013 in Richmond, BC.  Please continue to check our website for updates.


2. Heart-Mind 2013: Helping Children Thrive, May 9-11 @ UBC

Heart-Mind 2013 brings together some of the leading minds in child development and contemplative practice - from scientific researchers to practitioners - to address the Dalai Lama's question, "How can we educate the hearts of children?"

Visit http://dalailamacenter.org/ for more information.

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3. Family FUNdamentals: May 30th and 31st

Family FUNdamentals is a comprehensive parenting program for families with children 2-4 years old. Through interactive (parent/child) activities, the program helps parents to support the healthy growth and development of their children by addressing healthy eating, the importance of play and physical activity as well as social and emotional wellbeing. Family FUNdamentals is a six week program (1 1/2 hour session each week). It is delivered by experienced facilitators who have completed the Family FUNdamentals Facilitator Training.

The next facilitator training session is scheduled as follows: Dates: May 30 and 31, 2013 Times: 9 am – 4 pm each day (snacks and lunch will be provided both days) Location: I hope family centre, 399 Seymour River Place, North  Vancouver Cost: There is no cost to attend the training, but facilitators must offer the program at least once in their community within six  months after completing the training. Contact: Dawn Livera fundamentals@familyservices.bc.ca