March 2003, revised 2004 and 2008
The report Early Childhood Development in BC: First Call’s Framework for Action was overwhelmingly endorsed by the First Call coalition in February 2003 and subsequently updated in 2004 and 2008.
The Framework for Action defines the components that are essential for an effective early years strategy and recommends ways that those components can be interwoven, strengthened, enhanced and transformed into an intentionally integrated, adequately resourced province-wide approach to ensuring healthy child development in BC.
These recommendations are still valid today; the framework is still a blueprint for action, but what is now needed is the political will and commitment to build.
In 2014, First Call published a follow-up report, a new early childhood development Call to Action, which builds on this framework.