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The gifts have been unwrapped and families have had an opportunity (many for the first time) to gather for the holidays with their loved ones. We hope that you had a Christmas filled with love, happiness and prosperity.

One of the CCRR’s greatest joys of the season is the opportunity to say thank you for your support of our CCRR program and team and to wish you the very best in the New Year!

YMCA CCRR Program Evaluation – Thank you to those of you who have already completed the evaluation and shared your feedback. If you haven’t done so yet, please take a moment now.  The survey takes five minutes and helps us evaluate the work we do and assists us in planning for the future. If you have yet to complete the survey, please do so online. Thank you!

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Winter Resource Sheet – Are you looking for some inspiration during the dark days of winter? We have found and put together some great ideas to help introduce fun physical activities, art inspirations, early learning resources available for borrowing and even a scavenger hunt that will encourage discovery! Check it out now!

Conferences and Professional Development:

2022 YMCA CCRR Online Early Learning & Child Care Conference – Plan on joining us virtually on Saturday, February 26, 2022, for this event was created as a way to bring together Early Childhood Educators, students, and facilitators in the hope of moving practice forward. This $10.00 conference is always a highly anticipated event that promises to be a fun and inspirational experience.

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Winter 2022 Training Schedule – Registration for our Winter 2022 workshops is well underway. Don’t miss out! We are now offering many of our workshops in-house, please do not hesitate to register as we have reduced the capacity of our workshops by 50%.

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ECPN Conversations V: Part 2 – On January 25th plan to Join early childhood educators Iryna and Katina with Faculty pedagogist Michelle as they share their living inquiry. Through investigating bear scat, the children, educators and families are thinking about the complexities in which we coexist on this land. Learn more.

New BC Council for Families Workshop: Indigenous Cultural Safety for Family Support Agencies – This workshop will provide a deep understanding of the origins, definition, foundational concepts, and current relevant application of Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) which in turn can assist an organization to increase its capacity to incorporate ICS practices for working with partners, indigenous partners and clients specifically and among staff. Learn more.

Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) Early Years Conference 2022 – Disruption and Transformation, March 1 & 2, 2022. Learn more or register now.

World Forum Foundation – Bonnie’s Global Café helps to create a space for belonging, and builds connections with people who commit their lives to young children and their families around the world. Learn about how you can get involved in Bonnies Global Café now.