Family Child Care

Current Course Offerings

NOTE: These courses may be applied toward the Family Child Care certificate program.

Intro to Family Child Care
This course is an excellent introduction to the ins and outs of operating a family child care as a home-based business. It also provides you with an overview of the Family Child Care program, including goals and content.

ABBOTSFORD— Clearbrook Centre

(80015 FAM 01 A3A) 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $300
Starts Sep 8


Understanding Child Development
Study child development from conception through adolescence, with a special focus on psychological, emotional, physical, moral, and intellectual development from birth to age 12. Examine each of these areas from different theorists’ perspectives to find relevant applications to your child care setting.

ABBOTSFORD— Clearbrook Centre
(80017 FAM 02 A3A) 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $300
Starts Sep 12


Understanding Child Behaviour
Learn to guide and nurture young children, based on an understanding of their behaviour. Develop strategies for interpersonal communication and child management. Learn techniques to foster the positive emotional and social development of young children. Explore effective ways of dealing with negative behaviour, while also encouraging positive behaviour and enhancing children’s self-esteem.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre

(80016 FAM 03 A3A) 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $300
Starts Oct 13


Health, Safety and Nutrition
Familiarize yourself with the health, safety, and nutritional needs of young children. Learn how to create a safe home environment that promotes the healthy growth and development of children.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(80119 FAM 04 A3A) 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $300
Starts Oct 24


Planning Children’s Experience
Get practical skills and knowledge to plan activities, taking into account considerations such as materials, space requirements, and time management. The course focuses on play-based activities that promote developmentally appropriate learning, tailored to individual children’s needs.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(80120 FAM 05 A3A) 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $300
Starts Nov 12


Admin/Work with Families
Learn to present yourself as a professional care provider who has made family child care both a business and a career. Get acquainted with administrative procedures related to licensing, tax planning, and parent/caregiver contracts. In addition, find out about record keeping, household management, networking, and business operations, including liability insurance.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre

(80084 FAM 06 A3A) 5 sessions, Sat, Thu, 9:15 am–4:00 pm, $300
Starts Nov 28


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