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The world of child care and early childhood education is always changing, especially here in BC. We regularly gather articles, opinions and information to share. We hope you’ll find it interesting and valuable, whether you’re a parent, guardian, service provider or student. We encourage you to join the conversation with your own observations, news and questions.

BC Proclamation for Child Care Month and Child Care Appreciation Day

Happy Child Care Month! 💜

The Province of BC recognizes that child care and child care providers are vital to community, and supports healthy children and families.

Download the BC Proclamation by clicking the image below.

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 3, Episode 4: Carrie McCormack

Tune in to Episode 4 in Season 3 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome you back to our podcast with our special guest: Carrie McCormack, a Program Coordinator with the Child Care Resource and Referral Program in Williams Lake.

 

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Carrie McCormack to share insights on exploring how to create and sustain meaningful, relevant, and what Carrie describes as “heart changing” professional development through communities of practice.

 

If you’re interested in starting your own community of practice with child care educators in your region reach out to us by visiting the ECE Professional Development Bursary website at eceprodbursary.org.

 

Learn more about Carrie's story by listening to the podcast now!

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 3, Episode 3: Morna Ballantyne

Welcome to Episode 3 in Season 3 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome you back to our podcast with our special guest: Morna Ballantyne, the Executive Director of Child Care Now, Canada’s national child care advocacy organization. 

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Morna Ballantyne to share insights on her involvement in the childcare profession, her national organization Child Care Now, and guidance and advice for childcare activists and advocates.

Learn more by listening to the episode now!

ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund

ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund

The Year 2 Report for the ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund has now been published!

This report illustrates how the ECE Professional Development Bursary Program (BursaryProgram) supported capacity building and improved access for early childhood educators toengage in ongoing professional development throughout British Columbia from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. In Year 2 of this phase of operations, the Bursary Program supported 4,855 educators to participate in ongoing training for free or at a significantly lower cost.

Read the report now and learn more!

 

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 3, Episode 2: Sharon Gregson

Welcome to Episode 2 in Season 3 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome you back to our podcast with our special (and familiar) guest: Sharon Gregson, the provincial spokesperson for the $10aDay Child Care Campaign. 

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Sharon Gregson to share insights on the wage grid, expansion of new programs, and how to reduce fees to provide accessible, and affordable child care.

Learn more by listening to the episode now!

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 3, Episode 1: Derick Dubois & Tatiana Abi-Farrage

Welcome to Episode 1 in Season 3 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome you back to our podcast with our special guests: Derek Dubois & Tatiana Abi-Farrage, two early childhood education students from Vancouver Community College.

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Derek Dubois & Tatiana Abi-Farrage to share insights and personal experiences with us as they continue their education and career path in the childcare field.

Learn more by listening to the episode now!

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 2, Episode 9: Friday Bailey, Norma Stokes, and Katie Wahl

Welcome to Episode 9 in Season 2 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome our special guests: Friday Bailey, Norma Stokes and Katie Wahl.

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Friday Bailey, Norma Stokes and Katie Wahl to share how all the child care system changes are impacting rural communities from three Early Childhood Educators currently working in the field.

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