Ongoing Training & Resources

This page is meant to be used as a resource for Child Care Providers & Early Years Educators. Here we will share online resources that we feel are relevant or of interest to the child care setting and early years education. This may include free or low cost workshops, educational videos, articles, and other general resources related to child care, education and early years.

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Resources for Early Years Educators

BC Government - Early Learning Training & Professional Development

Training and resources

Provide the best early childhood education and care possible – learn teaching strategies, techniques and learning outcomes through continuing education opportunities or early childhood educator training.

The Foundations of Inclusive Child Care Training Part 1

Work at your own pace.

12 Pro-D hours


This course provides an overview of inclusive practices and implementation strategies for inclusion in child care settings. It is designed for child care providers, early childhood educators (ECEs), and other professionals in the child care sector. This self-paced course will increase your awareness and understanding of inclusion and inclusive practices in child care settings. Inclusion is viewed as a broad and multi-dimensional concept which influences almost every aspect of a child care program. We know that when more children with support needs and disabilities are included in community child care, everyone benefits!

BC Government - Food Safety Courses

Training and resources

Food Safety Course listings

Caring About Food Safety

Caring About Food Safety is a short, self-guided course about the safe preparation and handling of food. Offered at no cost by the Ministry of Health, it is designed to raise awareness about protecting public health by preventing the spread of food-borne illness.

Caring About Food Safety is for anyone who buys, prepares, handles or serves food to family and friends, and people in workplaces where there are no mandated food-safety training requirements. It is useful for people whose clients are more susceptible to food-borne illness. These include operators of child daycares and of small, residential care facilities.

BC Government - Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Educator Certification

To become a licensed Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in BC you are required to complete a Basic Early Childhood Education Training Program from an approved training institution.

BC Government - Early Learning Framework

BC Government Resource

Up to 8 hours of online Professional Development


The BC Early Learning Framework describes the vision, pedagogical principles, and key areas of learning for children birth to five years (before school entry).

Outdoor Learning Store Workshops

Various Virtual Workshop Dates

Canada’s Non-profit Outdoor Learning Store is a social enterprise that offers outdoor learning equipment & resources for educators & learners while supporting Canadian outdoor learning non-profit organizations.

Introducing the Early Learning Framework

Training Course (self-guided)

The goals of the course are to help you understand the Early Learning Framework and begin to implement.

Neufeld Institute

Webinars, Videos and Articles

Variety of webinars, videos and articles for Pandemic related issues

Appetite To Play

Training & Workshops

Appetite to Play offers a variety of training resources for early years providers to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence in creating childcare settings that support healthy eating, physical activity, food and physical literacy.

Cox Campus

Free Video Training Courses

Cox Campus’ free interactive courses and tools are designed to equip any adult interacting with children—from birth through age nine—in ways that support language and literacy development.

Anaphylaxis in Child Care Settings

Training Course

Developed with Leap Learning Technologies Inc. and in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, this medically reviewed and bilingual resource is designed for child care staff/caregivers in both home-based and centre-based child care facilities. It takes about 30 minutes to complete and focuses on the basics of anaphylaxis, ways to reduce risks, and the recommended emergency treatment. It’s highly Interactive and easy to follow.

45 Conversations

Training & Workshops ($)

High quality early childhood education professional development through our online workshops for early childhood educators

BC Family Child Care Association

Training & Workshops

BCFCCA: BC Family Child Care Association Ongoing Course Info & Registration

Care Courses School Inc.

Training & Courses

Distance-Learning Training for Early Childhood Professionals ... and everyone who brings sunshine into the lives of children

Perpetual Preschool

Workshops ($)

Perpetual Preschool Online Training

Workshops on Early Learning

Workshops ($)

Online workshops for parents and Early Childhood Educators and responsible adults

Little Warriors

Training Workshop

Equip adults with a toolkit of child sexual abuse prevention strategies, through the delivery of a research-based child sexual abuse prevention workshop

ECEBC - Okanagan Branch

Resources & Networking

Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia - Okanagan Branch


Resources & Networking

Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia

Recognized ECE Training Institutions

Early Childhood Educator Certification

To be certified in B.C. as an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) requires successful completion of an early childhood education training program that is recognized by the ECE Registry, or a program that is deemed equivalent.

Food Safe

Various Dates & Locations

A food handling, sanitation and work safety course

Outside & Risky Play Online Workshop

Various Dates


This instructor led live interactive workshop will enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in creating childcare settings that support outdoor play, risky play and healthy child development. This workshop was developed by Appetite to Play in collaboration with the team at

Administration & Management for Child Care

Various Dates & Times - Online Classes

Delivered and guided by expert instructors with years of experience in child care. Especially designed to support and strengthen innovative practices in leadership.