SACCA BC Spring Conference 2019 – Friendship, Self-Esteem & Self Confidence in School Age Care – Intro to The Zones of Regulation
Date(s) - May 25, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
BC Centre of Ability (Kingsway)
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MORNING WORKSHOP: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friendship, Self-Esteem & Self Confidence in School Age Care
Learn some great activities and program ideas to promote friendship, self-confidence, and self-esteem in your School Age
Care Program. We will discuss the struggles school aged children deal with and how they can develop new bonds and
friendships among peers. We will discuss and practice some drama exercises that can help build children’s self-esteem and
comfort with public speaking. Bring ideas and have fun learning new games!
Workshop Presenter: Christie Akhurst
Christie Akhurst has been the Coordinator of Little Mountain Out of School Care since 2003, she also teaches ECE at Capital College. Christie has her ECE, Special Needs and School Age Certificates, as well as the Applied Behavioural Analysis Certificate. Christie has worked with children ages infancy to adolescence. She has enjoyed work experiences in Vancouver, Australia and New Zealand. She views her role as a great way to make a positive impact on a child or family’s life.
AFTERNOON WORKSHOP: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Intro To The Zones of Regulation
Based on the Zones Of Regulation by Leah M. Kuypers. Participants will gain a better understanding of different alertness,
emotional and sensory states that children and adults experience. Participants come away with new ideas for supporting
children’s ability to regulate their emotions on a day-by-day basis.
Workshop Presenter: Megan Dunphy & Christine Rao
Megan & Christine are Burnaby Supported Child Development Consultants, who support children and their families to be fully
included in licensed child care settings. We have an Early Childhood Education and experience working with children variety
of needs. We offer consultation services, training, resources and strategies to support children’s overall development and
inclusion with a focus on social and emotional skills.
Early/School Age Educators
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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