Spring Conference 2019!

Event Phone: 778-960-5661

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  • Spring Conference 2019!
     25 May 2019
     8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Completion certificates are emailed at the end of conference to email provided.

REGISTRATION: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

MORNING WORKSHOP: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friendship, Self-Esteem & Self Confidence in School Age Care

Learn some great activities and program ideas to promote friendship, self-confidence, and self-esteem in your School Age Care Program. We will discuss the struggles school aged children deal with and how they can develop new bonds and friendships among peers. We will discuss and practice some drama exercises that can help build children’s self-esteem and comfort with public speaking. Bring ideas and have fun learning new games!

Workshop Presenter: Christie Akhurst

Christie Akhurst has been the Coordinator of Little Mountain Out of School Care since 2003, she also teaches ECE at Capital College. Christie has her ECE, Special Needs and School Age Certificates, as well as the Applied Behavioural Analysis Certificate. Christie has worked with children ages infancy to adolescence. She has enjoyed work experiences in Vancouver, Australia and New Zealand. She views her role as a great way to make a positive impact on a child or family’s life.

LUNCH: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON WORKSHOP: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Intro To The Zones of Regulation

Based on the Zones Of Regulation by Leah M. Kuypers. Participants will gain a better understanding of different alertness, emotional and sensory states that children and adults experience. Participants come away with new ideas for supporting children’s ability to regulate their emotions on a day-by-day basis.

Workshop Presenter: Megan Dunphy & Christine Rao

Megan & Christine are Burnaby Supported Child Development Consultants, who support children and their families to be fully included in licensed child care settings. We have an Early Childhood Education and experience working with children variety of needs. We offer consultation services, training, resources and strategies to support children’s overall development and inclusion with a focus on social and emotional skills.


Venue Website:

2805 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5R 5H9