News Topics: Early Childhood Development


Campaigns and Issues

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


opportunities

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


resources

Gender identity resource for parents

Caring for Kids has released a resource for parents to understand how gender identity develops in children and how parents and caregivers can best promote healthy gender development in children. The resource outlines useful terms, explains how gender identity develops, discusses expression of gender identity, and answers other frequently asked questions in MORE


research

Early childhood education and care in Canada report

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has published the 11th data-based report of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Canada. The resource includes a portrait of each province and territory’s ECEC programs and services, as well as those falling under federal jurisdiction. The British Columbia-specific information outlines the number of kids in child MORE


opportunities

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre Workshops

The Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre has announced their upcoming Vancouver-based workshops for this summer. Reconciliation and Indigenous Place (Wednesday July 4th) will discuss how to introduce social justice issues to young children and decolonize early childhood practices. Engaging Plural Identities (Wednesday July 11th)  unpacks the idea of plural and multiple identities for children. Click MORE