News Topics: Early Childhood Development


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

Campaigns and Issues

$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