News Topics: Early Childhood Development


HELP publications

The Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC has published two new documents: a list of all publications and research, and Volume 1 of HELP Reads, the Human Development Research Review, a monthly list of human development citations dealing with topics that range from human development, particularly social epigenetics, social determinants MORE


State of Children from Birth to Age 5 across Developed Nations: How Do Their Early Childhood Policies Compare?

This study ranks the quality of early childhood policies and services within 35 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in three domains of early childhood development: family support, health and education. Canada was found to be among the bottom four countries in the education domain. MORE


Free online child trauma courses

The Child Trauma Academy offers short, free online courses on topics such as brain development, childhood trauma, the cost of caring (secondary traumatic stress), and bonding and attachment in maltreated children. These courses are designed for those with an interest in the topic but who do not necessarily have a MORE


What young kids wished you knew about them

In this article, clinical counsellor Deborah MacNamara explains the developmental stage of the preschooler and gives five strategies for discipline that are attachment safe and developmentally friendly. Excerpt: The parts of the brain responsible for self-control are still under development in young children. The brain is only 20% developed at MORE


New Indigenous early years scholarship and bursary – June application deadlines

The Indigenous Early Years (IEY) Scholarship and Bursary Program helps more than 200 additional Indigenous students living in BC to access post-secondary funding. IEY Scholarship Application (Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate) – Deadline is noon, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Download application and guidelines IEY Bursary Application (Certificate, Diploma and Associate’s Degree) MORE


Call for presentations: BCACCS 20th Annual Provincial Conference – Richmond, Oct. 27-29

It Takes a Village: Coming together for children and families Proposal deadline: Friday, Jun. 9, 2017, 4 pm Find more info Download the application form Workshops will encourage participants to create environments and curricula in their early childhood development programs to inspire learning opportunities for young children, promote strategies for MORE


Call for proposals: CCRR Exploration and Discovery conference – Sechelt, Oct. 21

Proposal deadline: Friday, Jun. 16, 2017 Find more info and download the application Sunshine Coast Child Care Resource and Referral is inviting workshop proposals for their annual fall conference, Exploration and Discovery, to be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Chatelech Secondary School in Sechelt. Participants include child care providers, MORE