Family Child Care

Current Course Offerings

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

Introduction to Family Childcare
This course gives an overview of the whole Family Childcare program, including goals and content. It will introduce students (potential and existing childcare providers, parents, and those considering a career change) to the mechanics of operating a family child care as a home-based business.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80027 FAM 01 A3A) Cindy Reisig, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $270.
Starts Sep 2


Understanding Child Development
This course provides an overview of the development of the individual from conception through adolescence. Particular attention is paid to the psychological, emotional, physical, moral, and intellectual development from birth to age 12. This course will look at each of these areas from different theorists’ perspectives with application to the childcare setting.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80029 FAM 02 A3A) Kiran Sidhu, 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $270.
Starts Sep 6


Understanding Child Behaviour
This course focuses on the guidance and nurturing of young children based on an understanding of their behaviour. We will develop strategies for interpersonal communication, child management, and the fostering of positive emotional and social development of young children. We’ll explore effective ways of dealing with negative behaviour while developing strategies to encourage positive behaviour as well as preserving and encouraging children’s self-esteem.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80028 FAM 03 A3A) Rupi Rajwan, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $270.
Starts Oct 7


Health, Safety, and Nutrition
This course will familiarize you with the health, safety, and nutritional needs of young children. It will emphasize how family child care providers can offer a safe home environment that is consistent with the healthy growth and development of children.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80215 FAM 04 A3A) Rupi Rajwan, 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $270.
Starts Oct 18

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