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
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.
The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society recognizes outstanding early childhood educator role models who support First Nations and/or Métis language, culture, and traditions with an annual Child Care Recognition Award. Do you know someone who you would like to nominate for this award? Nominations deadline is September 22, 2019.
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
The Lawson Foundation released Advancing Outdoor Play and Early Childhood Education: A Discussion Paper which is a synthesis of a multi-sector symposium convened in October 2018. The discussion paper shares the major themes of the Symposium and proposes concrete actions to advance outdoor play and early childhood education.
Last week, Oxfam Canada launched their newest report, Who Cares? Why Canada Needs a Public Child Care System. Child care is one of the most feminized job sectors in Canada and early childhood educators are some of the most undervalued workers, resulting in low retention rates, low levels of job MORE
Best Start: Healthy Baby Healthy Brain launched three Playing Builds Brains videos that show parents actively engaging with their babies and toddlers in “serve & return” interactions within the context of everyday play, sensory play, and language and numbers play. It also includes links for further reading and resources.
Learn more about your Métis Early Years Navigators, who are located throughout the province and are reaching out to families with children from birth to age 8 and assisting them with enrolling in the Métis Early Years Program. The navigators will connect, support, and advocate for Métis families. Families can MORE
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
The Federation of Community Social Services of BC held a Social Policy Forum in February 2019. The program was full of speakers, working sessions, and engagement opportunities to create strong and sustainable community social services. Three of the presentations are now available online. Tim Agg presented on Reimagining Community Inclusion, and Allison Bond MORE
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
Zero to Three recently released an infographic on Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) to help professionals talk about social and emotional development. It provides the definition of IECMH and illustrates where social and emotional development can be promoted. Zero to Three encourages you to share the resource as a handout MORE
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
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
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