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The last two years have been challenging and have amplified the important work that you do and how child care is an essential part of our society. It’s important that we update our Fee Survey to reflect child care in our community and would appreciate receiving your current child care fees. The Fee Survey is confidential and individual child care facilities will not be identified. The information collected through this child care Fee Survey is shared with families and the child care community upon request. Upon completion of the survey, you can provide us with your name and contact information for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card.

Complete the Annual Fee Survey

Last chance to let us know what you think! It’s not too late to complete our Program Evaluation Survey, please take a few minutes and evaluate the work that we do and assist us in planning for the future.

Complete the Program Evaluation Survey

Hours:
Our CCRR offices will be closed Saturday, February 19th and Monday, February 21st for Family Day.

Training:
2022 YMCA CCRR Online Early Learning & Child Care Conference – Don’t be disappointed! There are still spaces to participate in our Celebrating 30 years of Learning Together through Connections, Reflection and Wonder Conference. Attend this February 26th conference virtually. $10 Download a copy of the conference brochure now!

Being Child Centred! – Join Lisa Murphy, Ooey Gooey Lady, Saturday, March 12th from 9:30-11:00 am for her learning and laughing style of exploring her nine points approach to working with children! $5 Learn more.

Registration for our Winter 2022 training is underway! Beginning March 1st we will be offering in-person workshops and networking, participants will be required to show proof of vaccination to attend.  Download a copy of the complete schedule now!

BC Council for Families is offering Restorative Self-Care for Sustainable Practice on February 8 & 10, 9:30 am-12:00 p.m. Self-care can help prevent burnout and compassion fatigue, but not all forms of self-care are restorative and helpful. Learn more.

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program Conference – Nobody’s Perfect Facilitators, Trainers, Master Trainers, Provincial/Territorial Coordinators and Public Health Agency of Canada policy analysts from across Canada are invited to join the first ever virtual national conference, Looking Within, on March 3rd & 4th, 2022. Learn more.

Interior Early Years Conference – On March 5, 2022, come together virtually for a day of growing your skills, growing your mind, growing your passion. Visit https://interiorearlyyears.ca/ for details.

FamilySmart is offering two free virtual events in February, ADHD-The Real Deal – on Wednesday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. and What to Say to Kids (and Teens) When Nothing Seems to Work – on Wednesday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m. Learn more, or register now.

Library News:
Early Learning Library Portal Launching February 2022 - We are excited to announce that effective February 2022, child care facilities and library subscribers will be able to access and use our online Early Learning Library Portal!   
  
Benefits to using our Early Learning Library Portal:   

  • Easily see all the early learning library resources we have in both of our library locations.   
  • Filter and search through resources by themes and keywords.   
  • View pictures of our resources.   
  • Place holds on resources you wish to borrow (please call our offices to gain access to this feature – see below*).  

 To preview our Early Learning Library Portal, please visit https://bit.ly/3tL3Sur.   
 
*To start placing holds, child care facilities and library subscribers are asked to please call our offices to obtain your account username and pin: 604-931-3400 (Tri-Cities) or 604-294-1109 (Burnaby).  
 
We look forward to helping assist you with all your early learning library needs!   
  
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at ccrr@gv.ymca.ca.  
 
ECPN Newsletter Issue 2:
The Here and Now: Reimagining Early Childhoods in Urgent Times. Engaging with Theme #2 of B.C. Childcare Plan: Educators’ Obligations and Responsibilities towards Difference and Diversity. Read more.