News Topics: Early Childhood Development


HELP’s EDI 2019 Provincial Report

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) recently released a report that provides a provincial overview of data from the Early Development Instrument (EDI) collected during Wave 7 (2016-2019). The data found that overall, EDI vulnerability on one or more scales in BC has increased to 33.4% – up from 32.2% just three MORE


Early Years Indigenous Cultural Safety Resource Guide

The Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Children and Family Development recently released an Early Years Indigenous Cultural Safety Resource Guide. The purpose of this guide is to help Early Childhood Educators who work with Indigenous children, families, and communities find appropriate and meaningful resources that will enhance their ability to MORE


ECEBC’s BC Child Care Workforce Survey

Earlier this year, the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) announced their “Sector-led Evaluation of the Early Care and Learning Recruitment and Retention Strategy in British Columbia” project. The goal of the Evaluation Project is to enable a continuous feedback mechanism for the sector on the direct and indirect impacts of MORE


Resource Guide on “Serve and Return”

“Serve and return” interactions shape brain architecture. When an infant or young child babbles, gestures, or cries, and an adult responds appropriately with eye contact, words, or a hug, neural connections are built and strengthened in the child’s brain that support the development of communication and social skills. A recent MORE


Skin-to-Skin Short Film Resource

In case you missed it, the Heart of Touch Community released a short film educating about the benefits of skin-to-skin. In the healthy newborn, skin-to-skin refers to holding the newborn immediately after birth, on the mother or caretaker’s bare chest in an upright position. The practice should be uninterrupted for several hours. For complicated MORE


The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education honor outstanding and innovative Early Childhood Educators for their leadership, exemplary early childhood education practices, and their commitment to help build the foundation children need to make the best possible start in life. Parents, colleagues, or centre director/supervisor are welcome to nominate MORE


BC Council for Families Workshops

The BC Council for Families offers many family life education workshops and programs throughout the year. Some new offerings include the Decolonizing Early Childhood Education: Disrupting Assumptions in Pedagogy and Practice October 26th workshop at UBC which will explore how to develop a reflective pedagogy and practice in early childhood education that respectfully incorporates Indigenous MORE