News Topics: Early Childhood Development

Campaigns and Issues

ECEBC Letter to ECEs and BC Minister of Health and CCCABC Statement

This week’s CTV article highlights that struggles to maintain staff ratios and locate and buy necessary cleaning supplies are just two of the concerns being raised by childcare workers, operators and advocates regarding the B.C. government’s decision not to close daycares during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) MORE


2020 Budget Delivers on Previous Promises but Thin on New Initiatives for Children, Youth and Their Families

This week’s BC budget followed through on promises made in past budgets – including the BC Child Opportunity Benefit – but comes up short on new initiatives and investments that would assist children, youth and their families. “We need to invest more in upstream, preventative family supports,” commented Adrienne Montani, MORE

Campaigns and Issues

$10aDay Brief: Recommendations for Effective Expansion of Licensed Child Care Spaces in BC

The $10aDay Campaign recently released a list of recommendations for effective expansion of licensed child care spaces in BC. The brief explains that the BC government is committed to creating 24,000 new licensed child care spaces by 2021. Consistent with $10aDay Plan recommendations, government is encouraging partnerships with public partners (school districts, MORE


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