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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 2, Episode 3: Adrienne Montani

Welcome back to Season 2! We are so grateful for your support and interest in this Podcast, as we follow BC's Path to Universal Child Care, along with a series of special guests from the child care community. 

In Episode 3, Gyda, Nora and Crystal chat with Adrienne Montani - social justice activist, child and youth advocate, past Vancouver School Board chair and Executive Director of First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Society.

Working with A Pedagogist

Working with A Pedagogist

As early childhood educators we have learned much about and been in awe of the work pedagogists do, inspired by the world-renowned pedagogical approach of Reggio Emilia, originating from Italy but creating their own localized and situated emergent pedagogies in the communities they work with. When news of having our very own pedagogist to work with here in BC was announced, imagine the excitement at our centre! The BC Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN), funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, introduced the new role of pedagogist as support to early childhood educators across the province. 

WCCRC Statement on Anti-Asian Racism - and support for all BIPOC communities

WCCRC Statement on Anti-Asian Racism - and support for all BIPOC communities

Last week we learned about the family turned away from an unlicensed child care spot because the person offering care said  “I won’t take Chinese in”. This statement is blatantly hurtful to the family, to the child, and ultimately to society as a whole. We are constantly disturbed that such hate and fear exists within us towards people who are different from ourselves. We ask, what can we do?

Standing in support of the Tk

Standing in support of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and all who have been impacted by residential schools

The Westcoast staff and board offer our hearts and thoughts to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and to all who have been impacted by residential schools.
 

VSB Early Learning Conference

VSB Early Learning Conference

Our Child Care & Parent Services Consultants Christine and Siranoush attended an VSB Early Learning Conference on February 12, 2021. They share their ideas and resources in this article.

Meet your Community Pedagogists!

Meet your Community Pedagogists!

Golda Lewin & Shenuri Nugawila are hosted by the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre in their roles as BC Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN) community pedagogists. This article introduces them and their new role in our community.

What is Post-Modernism in Early Childhood Education?

What is Post-Modernism in Early Childhood Education?

The revised Early Learning Framework (2019) is written with a postmodern lens on educational practices. To better understand the complexity of the ELF please consider the following metaphor as I explain post modernism, social constructionism and how understanding these concepts might help educators explore the Early Learning Framework (2019) in more depth.

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