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We present workshops on a regular basis on topics related to early childhood education, children and families. The target audience is early childhood educators working in group centres for preschool or school age children, family child care operators, early childhood students, and parents. There are a minimum of ten workshops presented in the year and they usually run two hours in length. Many of the workshops will be eligible for professional development hours from the Early Childhood Educator Registry of B.C., however we do not guarantee this. Subscribers to our Child Care Resource and Referral program receive a special rate for workshops.

Register online for workshops
The Key Elements of Professional Nanny Care
Activity Page
Where to Take Workshops
Foundation of Child Care Course (Registration Form)(Flyer)
North Shore Early Childhood Conference

Family child care providers, nannies, grandparents and informal child care providers can visit our ongoing drop-ins specially designed for them:

Circle of Care
(Download flyer here)
Mother Goose for Child Care Providers

Please Note: The CCRR Program presents workshops based on client requests and identified need. We cannot guarantee that our workshops will meet the requirements of the ECE Registry. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they have sufficient and acceptable professional development hours for ECE renewal.”

Workshops begin promptly — it is disturbing to the group to seat latecomers

The Key Elements of Professional Nanny Care

The North Shore Community Resources is pleased to offer a 3 day course for nanny child care providers! In recognition that there are different types of child care choices for parents, The Key Elements of Professional Nanny Care course was developed to further the education of nanny child care providers, to link them to their community, and to enhance the quality of care for children and families. The course includes units on child development, guidance, nutrition, health & safety, First Aid, and much more. You will receive a course certificate AND a First Aid certificate! There is a $100 fee.

Course schedule:
Upcoming course dates TBA

North Shore Community Resources, North Vancouver BC

Please call the North Shore Community Resources to register, limited space:
(604) 985-7138

Foundations of Child Care Course

Study the Foundation of Child Care Course and be recognized as a
Responsible Adult working in Licensed Child Care

  • Work as a School-Age-Care provider
  • Work in child minding, occasional child care, as support in licensed child care facilities, family drop-ins or similar positions
  • Start your OWN Family Child Care

Why choose Foundations of Child Care Course?
*Affordable* Convenient* Local*
*Provides you with the certificate you need for employment *

Click here to download Registration Form

Click here to download Flyer


Want to work in School Age Care?

  • OPTION A:              Attend 20 hours                        $180

Learn about the Child Care Profession, Health, Safety, Nutrition, Child Development, Guidance, and Programming for School Age children
ages 5-12 years.

Want to work in a variety of child care options, such as in child minding, occasional child care, as support in licensed child care facilities, family drop-ins or something similar?

  • OPTION B:              Attend 25 hours                        $220

Learn all of the above in option A, plus 6 hours in Child Development, Guidance, and Programming for children ages 0-5 years

Want to start a Family Child Care business?

  • OPTION C:              Attend 30 hours                         $260  

Learn all of the above in option B, plus another 6 hours of Business Practice, developing a parent package, understanding policies and agreements in Family Child Care, as well as record keeping

North Shore Early Childhood Conference

The North Shore Early Childhood Conference: To Learn, To Wonder…. An annual conference held each fall is an opportunity to be inspired, for those working with children in the community. Come and join others for a day of workshops and challenge your thinking as you build and enhance skills, strategies and ideas for providing quality care as well as network with other child care professionals.
For registration and more information see the following link:

Circle of Care

Circle of Care is a Drop-In for informal child care providers (nanny, relative, friend or family child care provider).

Whether you are a relative, friend, nanny, family child care provider or neighbour providing care for a child or children, this fun morning of networking and playtime is for you! Here you can meet other child care providers while taking care of children and the children can have a visit or change of their usual environment and playmates.

Tuesdays-Come and join us every Tuesday morning (except after a long weekend) from 9:30 to 11:30am in the Family Resource Room at John Braithwaite Community Centre (145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver) for networking, play and circle time.

For more information call Farzaneh: 604-985-7138 or email:

Fridays-Come and join us every Friday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banf Court, North Vancouver.  For more information call Patricia at : 604-985-7138 or email:


For enquiry or consultation contact Farzaneh at:

Mother Goose for Child Care Providers

This free-of-charge program of repetitions, songs and rhymes is coming back in the fall for Nannies, Informal Child Care Providers and Family Child Care Providers. Learn the power of oral rhymes, songs and stories for enriching daily interactions with young children.
Join us Monday mornings (except on a Statutory Holiday) from 9:45 to 10:45am at St. John’s Anglican Church in North Vancouver.
Call Farzaneh for more info or registration: 604-985-7138 or email:




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