News Topics: Early Childhood Development


New Investments in Professional Development For Early Childhood Educators

As part of BC’s Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with the federal government, the BC government has announced new investments in professional development and resources for early childhood educators (ECEs) and other child care providers. Six organizations, including First Call member organizations Early Childhood Educators of BC and Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, MORE

Child and Youth News of the Week

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$10aDay Child Care Plan Releases New Policy Brief

The $10aDay Child Care Plan has launched a new website design that includes a “Track Progress” section where they will regularly post about government announcements, policies, programs, budgets, and other updates. They also released the first of four policy briefs about what’s working (and what’s worrying) about the government’s approach to child care. The MORE


Childhood Poverty, Chronic Stress, Self‐Regulation, and Coping

Gary Evans and Pilyoung Kim published an article to expand the conversation past how poverty affects development on parental investment and parenting practices. They wanted to study how chronic stress and coping may impact early childhood poverty throughout life. They found that disadvantaged children are more likely to confront physical and psychosocial stressors, MORE

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Federal Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework Announced

Co-developed by the federal government with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapirit Kanatami and the Métis National Council, this newly-announced IELCC Framework includes 3 frameworks (First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation). Also announced was up to $1.7 billion over 10 years to support the autonomous, community-driven and nation-based governance of Inuit, MORE


Online training for early childhood educators expands – Wages need to rise too

The Minister of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training announced expansion of the number of students that can access UBC’s early childhood education (ECE) training program. The $350,000 investment over three years will allow an additional 72 students to take the training. In addition to accessible ECE training, we need government to take MORE

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