News Topics: Early Childhood Development


Campaigns and Issues

Op-ed: Time to make investing in B.C. families our top priority

In an op-ed published by the Vancouver Sun on Family Day, Feb. 11, 2017, four advocates call on British Columbians and the BC government to invest in children and families. “As investments in child, family and community supports have lagged, our most vulnerable families, children and individuals have suffered,” write MORE


research

Study: low socioeconomic status linked to higher mortality and years of life lost

This new study, published in the Lancet, compares the contribution of socioeconomic status to mortality and years-of-life-lost with that of conventional risk factors (high alcohol intake, physical inactivity, current smoking, hypertension, diabetes and obesity) currently considered in global health strategies. The study’s results showed, “The association between low socioeconomic status MORE


events

HELP Wave 6 EDI Forum – Surrey/White Rock, Mar. 30

Understanding Early Childhood Vulnerability Trends in Surrey/White Rock Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017 9-11 am SD36 Resource and Education Centre 14123 – 92 Ave., Surrey For more info contact childrenspartnershipsurreywr@gmail.com Join the Children’s Partnership Surrey-White Rock for a learning session with the UBC Human Early Learning Partnership. HELP will present the MORE


resources

Special edition Keeping in Touch: Spotlight on Aboriginal Head Start in northern and urban communities

The latest Keeping in Touch newsletter focuses the Aboriginal Head Start in Northern and Urban Communities (AHSUNC) in BC. AHSUNC is an early intervention preschool program designed for urban and northern (off-reserve) Aboriginal children across Canada. There are 12 AHSUNC programs located throughout BC plus a nationally unique support project MORE


opportunities

Online UBC MEd in early childhood education – Application closes Jan. 31

Online ECE graduate degree program begins September 2017 Application deadline Jan. 31 The UBC Faculty of Education Online MEd in Early Childhood Education includes opportunities for participants to inquire into their professional practice with young children. This engaging graduate program offers opportunities to explore issues in early childhood research, theory MORE


January 2017 ECD Roundtable Agenda

Early Childhood Development Roundtable First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition United Way of the Lower Mainland, 4543 Canada Way, Burnaby Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm AGENDA 1.  Welcome and agenda Introductions, regrets Adoption of the agenda 2.  Review of previous meeting minutes – October 26, MORE