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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.

City Farmer: Bringing nature to the city!

City Farmer: Bringing nature to the city!

“Children develop a sense of place when they connect with their local communities and outdoor environment.” (BC ELF, 2019) 

The brand new BC Early Learning Framework (ELF), released at the end of September, highlights the importance of outdoor play and learning to child development. Finding ways to provide this for the children in your care can be challenging in the city, but City Farmer can help!

The Need for Quality Care

The Need for Quality Care

"Building a child-care system is more than a labour market strategy. Sure, we need spaces. But we need quality spaces. Building for quality starts with a well-paid, well-educated workforce and age-appropriate environments." Our Executive Director, Pam Preston on the need for quality child care. 

The Lydia Cerrano Albert Child Care Support Fund: Helping Children to “Experience the World”

The Lydia Cerrano Albert Child Care Support Fund: Helping Children to “Experience the World”

Excursions are intended to provide children with opportunities to “experience the world.” 

It is well documented that young children learn through play and the fun and excitement of a day outside the classroom can be a catalyst for real engagement, not only with learning topics but also with their community, the world around them and each other.

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