Training & Education

The Provincial Office of Aboriginal Infant Development Programs is committed to leading the coordination of professional development opportunities for AIDP professionals in collaboration with AIDP Regional Advisors and professional development associations for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ECD service providers who work with Aboriginal families and communities.

 For support with training costs, please see our Professional Development Funds page.


Early Years

 

 

 

 

Click here to visit the Early Years Professional Development website to find training and education opportunities.

 

bccf

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

Upcoming workshops:  

Risk Management for Home Visitors
January 23

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Virtual


Risk Management for Home Visitors is a practical and research-based workshop that will equip outreach workers with the skills, awareness and strategies to stay safe and healthy in their work. 

 

Trauma Aware Communication
January 24 & 31

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual


Being aware of how trauma presents in people is a critical skill for family support professionals. In this workshop, we will explore how we perceive and filter information and learn communication strategies that are based on understanding trauma.

 

Intergenerational Programs: Start ~ Implement ~ Evaluate
Thursday, January 26

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Virtual

This hands-on workshop will take you through all the steps needed in order to deliver a successful intergenerational program in your community. You will have time to work on your own plan and brainstorm with others for ideas.

 

Getting Ready for Uncertainty and Adversity with the R2 Resilience Program®
February 2, 9, 16 and 23

12:00 - 1:30 PM
Virtual

This lunchtime series will begin with an introduction of the R2 Resilience Program® – a simple research-based framework that helps identify and strengthen protective factors that can build stamina – and its 52 protective factors.


 

ACT- Autism Community Training
https://www.actcommunity.ca/ 

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.

 

ACT BURSARY
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 info@actcommunity.ca or toll-free: 1-866-939-5188 

Science of Early Child Development (SECD) 
https://www.scienceofecd.com/
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
https://www.imhpromotion.ca/Training-Events
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)
https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pd/online-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
https://www.carecourses.com/PublicPages/Canada_British_Columbia_Childcare_Training.aspx
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
Click here for flyer

Starr Commonwealth Courses
Online virtual trainings 
https://starr.org/courses/

Institute of child Psychology 
https://instituteofchildpsychology.com/?fbclid=IwAR32efygu4jOt1tGFgk3i1KaPgE47a7lkFhP9hQ7buvV_A_Qxj2JARq8dLE 
Workshops, webinars, corporate training, and professional consultation.

 

The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
External Programs & Learning Technologies (EPLT)
1304-2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: (604) 822-2013
Fax: (604) 822-2015
Web: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/courses/online-courses/
Admissions: http://teach.educ.ubc.ca
Registration: http://students.ubc.ca/

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) 
https://youtu.be/kYW8lFntmEk

Dr. Temple Grandin: The Autistic Brain 
https://youtu.be/IA4tE3_2qmI

Brene Brown (all of her videos are fabulous for communication and relationship building
https://youtu.be/hiHRvVuzRT0

Websites to review
Dr. Linda O'Neill (research and ACES information
http://web.unbc.ca/~loneill/

 Dr.Martin Brokenleg (resilience, identity,)
http://martinbrokenleg.com

Dr. Bruce Perry (there is a section on his website with video interviews)
https://www.bdperry.com/writings-resources

Teacher Tom
https://www.kidsinthehouse.com/expert/parenting-advice-from-tom-hobson