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Professional Development Workshops + Training

At the CCRR, we offer dozens of professional development opportunities every year, from fun, interactive workshops to informative and engaging multi-day courses. Working with a long list of experienced facilitators and early learning experts, we strive to cover a broad range of topics. Sessions will highlight emerging trends in the child care field and reinforce core ideas at the heart of early childhood education.

Unless stated otherwise, our training opportunities count towards the 40 hours required for ECE renewal. Participants will receive a certificate of completion stating their hours received.

Training is open to anyone wishing to attend. To register for a workshop, you must first create a CCRR login account. Your account will help to track of training you’ve attended as well as keep records of your registration receipts and certificates. This is service is free, though paid options are available. If you are interested in receiving additional benefits such as discounts on training, consider registering for our Insider Program.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Are you looking for in-house training for your centre staff, or are a facilitator wanting to offer your training services? 


Upcoming Workshops

View a list of the upcoming Richmond CCRR workshops.


Celebrated & Inspired 2024: a Child Care Workshop Event

Dr. Vanessa LaPointe

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm | Location: Seedlings Early Childhood Development Hub, Keltic Place (3rd Floor)

Richmond Child Care Educators, Providers, and Operators. Join us for a light breakfast and a morning of learning, enjoyment and the opportunity to engage together as a community. Featuring presenter Dr. Vanessa LaPointe, attendees will receive a certificate for 2 hours of professional development in honour of Child Care Month as we celebrate what makes our community great —YOU.

*Please note: this workshop is for any educators, providers, and operators 

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Royal Flush Academy: The Ultimate Toilet Training Workshop

Patty Zimmerman

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Location: Online

Are some of the children in your classroom struggling with toileting and routines? Once you have completed this workshop, you will be able to understand the developmental progression and various ways to adapt toilet training for preschool children. Centre-based considerations will also be discussed to help you adapt it into your own learning environment. 

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Sing With Me!

Trudy Young

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Location: Online

This fun and engaging workshop will get you in the mood to sing and dance. You will learn songs, fingerplays and movement that children and you will enjoy!

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Art & Bringing Everyone to the Table

Margot Wright

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Location: The Richmond Caring Place

Art is a personal journey, speaking to our sense of self. Why is it then, that some children have no interest in art... or do they? 
Exploring some unlikely and unexpected methods, tools and materials we could use to inspire each child to explore art and discuss language and guidance we can use to support their interest. 

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Policies & Guidelines:

  1. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that the training selected is suitable for their learning needs.
  2. Participants are expected to follow the Classroom Code of Conduct.
  3. Training starts at the listed time. Late arrivals over 15 minutes will not receive credit for full hours.
  4. To receive a certificate, participants must attend a minimum of half of the workshop/course and complete an anonymous survey.
  5. Certificates can be accessed through the subscriber portal and printed by the participant at home for no fee. There is a $10 charge for requests to reprint a certificate up to 2 years from the workshop/course date.
  6. Handouts are provided at presenter discretion. Workshop content is copyrighted material and photographs/screenshots of slides are not permitted without permission from presenter. Any additional materials will be shared after the workshop by email.
  7. Child care is not provided during workshops / courses, and we are unable to accommodate them. Please make appropriate child care arrangements in advance.
  • In-Person Training:
    Registration can be completed in-person or online. Online registration receipts will be sent by email and a transaction history can also be accessed through the subscriber portal.
  • Online Training:
    Registration must be completed online only. Receipts will be sent by email and a transaction history can also be accessed through the subscriber portal. If you require assistance with registration, our staff can help you in-person at our office.
  • Respect the presenter and attendees by being mentally present and actively participating in the workshop. Cell phones should be off or muted, and try not to disturb the class.
  • The classroom is a safe space for people to share their thoughts, experiences, and feelings. The purpose of training is to learn and grow from our mistakes, not judge others.
  • Everyone has the right to privacy; what is said in class should stay in class.
  • Assume the best intent.

Parking is available in a variety of locations around the CCRR and Richmond Caring Place.

  • Paid parking is available in the Richmond Caring Place lot (entrance off of Minoru Blvd) or in the City of Richmond parking lot (entrance off of Granville Ave).
  • Free parking is available evenings after 4pm and weekends in the parking lot entering from Granville Ave.
  • Two 30-min free parking spaces can be found in the Richmond Caring Place lot for quick visits – please register your vehicle at the Caring Place front desk.
  • Additional street parking can be found along Minoru Blvd (with restrictions) or in the auxiliary parking lot of Richmond Secondary School.
  • Cancellations received 5 business days or prior to the workshop have the option to receive a credit for the full amount or may choose to receive a refund of fees less a $10 administration fee. Courses over $100 are subject to a $25 administration fee.
  • Cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to the workshop, or no-shows for any reason, will not receive a refund or credit. No refunds/credits will be issued once a course starts, no exceptions.
  • RCRG may cancel a workshop at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund or credit.
  • Workshop credits expire after a time period of 6 months, except in the case of workshop cancellations which do not expire.

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Phone: 604-279-7143

Richmond, BC


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