News Topics: Early Childhood Development


Vancouver Early Years Partnership Develops New SEL Matters Website

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a critical component to the healthy development of young children – impacting how we process emotions, achieve goals, maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions in our lives. The Vancouver Early Years Partnership developed the new SEL Matters website to offer early years providers and parents/caregivers MORE


Mary Thomas Memorial ECE Scholarship

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society offers one $1000 scholarship for eligible Basic Early Childhood Education (ECE) students and one $1500 scholarship for eligible Post-Basic ECE students. The Mary Thomas Memorial ECE Scholarship is awarded after you have completed your Basic or Post-Basic ECE certificate or diploma program. Deadline is July 31, 2019.


ECEBC Summer Bursary Programs

Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia (ECEBC) is proud to offer two bursary programs for BC ECE (Early Childhood Educator) students and professionals. The ECE Student Bursary Program is open to all ECE students enrolled at an accredited ECE post-secondary institution. Students are eligible to receive up to $4,000 in funding per school MORE


Early Years Conference Call for Abstracts

UBC’s Interprofessional Continuing Education is hosting their Early Years Conference on January 30-31 and February 1, 2020. The theme of this year’s conference is Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together. It is a reminder that families and communities are central to the healthy development of young children. They are currently MORE


Indigenous Early Childhood Development in Canada: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Early this year, the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health released a body of research that discusses three main themes of Indigenous Early Childhood Development in Canada: the context of young Indigenous children’s lives, the health and well-being of young Indigenous children, and intersectoral interventions for Indigenous child health. The report suggests MORE


New Specialized Sitter Training

BC Association for Child Development and Intervention created the Specialized Sitter Training to assist individuals to further develop their knowledge, understanding, skills and attitude so they are better prepared to participate in the child specific training provided by the child’s family. The course includes 7 modules and the first training MORE


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

CBC News: Legislation sets path for human rights commission to return to B.C. CBC News: Homeless, vulnerable only find best health care when at death’s door, UVic study finds CTV News: Greyhound exit leaves gap for homeless, domestic violence shelters CBC News:  Province responds to allegations against employee who allegedly siphoned funds from Indigenous MORE