Training & Workshops for Care Providers

We provide training & workshops at Childhood Connections Child Care Resource & Referral Program to support our community care providers. As well as to foster quality and inclusive child care in our Central Okanagan community. Our training follows the implementation of the BC Early Learning Framework, Schedule G of the BC Child Care Licensing Regulation and the Early Childhood Educators of BC Code of Ethics.

We also provide links to affiliate trainings and workshops available within our community and applicable online trainings from around the province and beyond.

Training & Workshops

Childhood Connections Workshops

Community and Indigenous Workshops

First Aid Training

BC Early Years Portals

Ongoing Training & Resources

Our workshops may count towards the 40 hours needed to renew an ECE certificate to practice.

Childhood Connections Workshops

Please Read Our Workshop Policy


Circle of Security for Childcare Providers

Tuesday , Oct 10th until Dec 5th ( no class on Oct 31st)

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Starbright Child Development Centre

16 hours of Professional Development Certificate

Using the COSP™ model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to:

This course will be facilitated by a trained COSP facilitator

8 Sessions, must be able to attend all session

Ages & Stages Questionnaire Training ASQ-3 & ASQ SE Training Fall 2023

Wednesday , Nov 8, 2023 6pm - 8pm Wednesday , Nov 15, 2023 6pm - 8pm Wednesday , Nov 22, 2023 6pm - 8pm Wednesday , Nov 29, 2023 6pm - 8pm

Join this 4-week course to learn about the of ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE and how to use in your childcare setting.

Must attend All Sessions

Professional Development Certificate will be given for 8-hours.

Must be a childcare provider in the Central Okanagan.

Inclusion in Childcare Professional Development Training

The Kelowna CCRR is thrilled to be partnering with Starbright Inclusion Childcare to bring professional development to our Childcare Centres in the Central Okanagan!

This includes food, professional development certificate and specific workshop or community of practice to meet the needs of your center.

Please fill out the survey below and Nicole Hoodicoff from Childhood Connections Kelowna CCRR will be in touch.

Emergency First Aid Child and Residential Care CPR-C

Next Available First Aid Dates:

You must attend both Saturdays.  9:00 am - 2:30 pm

October 14th & October 21st, 2023

January 13th & January 20th, 2024

**Registrants must attend both dates**

Hosted by: Childhood Connections in partnership with the City of Kelowna- $100.00 - 10 hrs  (taxes included)

Emergency First Aid Child & Residential Care is a WorkSafe BC Occupational Level 1 equivalent and can be used in the workplace. This program is designed for those working in the childcare, home care or residential care industry. Program length and content meets the requirements as outlined by the Ministry of Health for child and residential care workers. This course includes CPR C that will equip candidates to respond to adult, child and infants emergencies.  You must show picture ID (Government Issued: Driver’s License, Passport, etc) at the beginning of the First Aid Course when signing in. DESCRIPTION:

Join fellow childcare providers for Child Safe First Aid. This 10 hour training includes a copy of the Child Care First Aid and CPR Manual.

Participants to bring own lunch/snacks.

Responsible Adult Course

Ongoing / Self-paced/ Online OR Paper Copy

Responsible Adult Certification Online ($85.00).


Responsible Adult Certification paper copy ($115.00)

Must be a resident of the Central Okanagan to take either course.

Family Programs, Classes, & Training

Various dates / times

If you are a parent/caregiver looking for family activities, programs and training, visit our Family Resource Page.