News Topics: Early Childhood Development

Child and youth news of the week

StarMetro Vancouver: B.C. begins paying back millions taken from welfare recipients on methadone StarMetro Vancouver: Canada detains migrant kids, too, and it needs to stop, experts say The Globe and Mail: Trump’s zero-tolerance policy inflicts anguish on kids – with toxic health impacts Maclean’s: Trudeau won’t condemn Trump’s migrant policy. MORE


Gender identity resource for parents

Caring for Kids has released a resource for parents to understand how gender identity develops in children and how parents and caregivers can best promote healthy gender development in children. The resource outlines useful terms, explains how gender identity develops, discusses expression of gender identity, and answers other frequently asked questions in MORE


Early childhood education and care in Canada report

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has published the 11th data-based report of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Canada. The resource includes a portrait of each province and territory’s ECEC programs and services, as well as those falling under federal jurisdiction. The British Columbia-specific information outlines the number of kids in child MORE


Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre Workshops

The Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre has announced their upcoming Vancouver-based workshops for this summer. Reconciliation and Indigenous Place (Wednesday July 4th) will discuss how to introduce social justice issues to young children and decolonize early childhood practices. Engaging Plural Identities (Wednesday July 11th)  unpacks the idea of plural and multiple identities for children. Click MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Repeal s.43 missing from proposed Criminal Code amendments

First Call is disappointed to see that proposed amendments to Canada’s Criminal Code do not include repeal of section 43, Correction of Child by Force.  Minister Wilson-Raybould promised to repeal s.43, as part of the government’s pledge to implement all the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action – see #6 under Education. MORE


Early Childhood Education Report released

The Early Childhood Education Report has been released every three years since 2011. The 2017 report was released last week, which evaluates the quality of provincial and territorial early years services by looking at details of each jurisdiction. Nineteen benchmarks, organized into five equally weighted categories, evaluate governance structures, funding levels, access, MORE


Research Highlights from UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership

A selection of research highlighting by HELP this month provides a crucial window into the impact of the classroom environment on children and youth. Check out an article by Oberle E., Schonert-Reichl K. called Stress contagion in the classroom? The link between classroom teacher burnout and morning cortisol in elementary school students here. To learn MORE