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BC's Path to Universal Child Care

Introducing our new podcast featuring interviews with child care advocates, government officials, policy makers, educators, parents and child care organisations in BC, exploring the move toward a universal child care system.

In our first episode, hosted by the incomparable Gyda Chud, our longstanding advocate and expert in child care and founding board member of Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, we interview the Honourable Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care. Gyda and Minister Chen chat about the benefits of a Universal Child Care System to many stakeholders, including parents, child care providers and ECE students. 

 

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.

Supporting a New Culture of Educators using the revised BC Early Learning Framework (2019)

Supporting a New Culture of Educators using the revised BC Early Learning Framework (2019)

What is in a culture?

In my opinion, language is at the heart of a culture and Early Childhood Education is a culture of its own. The revised BC Early Learning Framework (2019) is rich in theories, and new language that can seem intimidating to many Educators.

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