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Ministry of Education and Child Care Announcement

Ministry of Education and Child Care Announcement

The Province is providing direct funding to child care providers to cut child care fees again, this time by as much as $550 each month, starting on December 1, 2022. 

The Province is providing direct funding to child care providers to cut child care fees again, this time by as much as $550 each month, starting on December 1, 2022.

Families don’t have to take any action to see these new savings, they will be automatically applied to their child care bills each month for each child kindergarten aged and younger in a participating licensed child care centre.

Administration and Management for Child Care Training Program for Early Childhood Educators, May 2022 Final Report

Administration and Management for Child Care Training Program for Early Childhood Educators, May 2022 Final Report

In 2019, Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC) developed an Administration & Management for Child Care (AMCC) training program for early childhoodeducators (ECEs). This initiative was funded through the Canada-British Columbia Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

City of Vancouver Draft 2023-2026 Capital Plan

City of Vancouver Draft 2023-2026 Capital Plan

Starting this week, you are invited to share your opinion on the City of Vancouver's draft 2023-2026 Capital Plan. It's a 4-year financial plan for investments in infrastructure and amenities across the city. This includes parks, sidewalks, sewer systems, community facilities, libraries and more.

Learn more about the plan, and share your priorities for investments in Vancouver infrastructure over the next four years in the short survey. 

You can also join one of their virtual information sessions on May 11 & 12 to learn more and share your thoughts. Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/city-of-vancouver-draft-2023-2026-capital-plan-registration-326057696347

Virtual circle time with Cassidy: Suspense and Mystery

Virtual circle time with Cassidy: Suspense and Mystery

On Friday November 20, Cassidy from the library and Crystal from our CCRR team hosted a virtual circle time for Family Child Care Providers. 

Cassidy reads three stories about suspense and offers opportunities for children to join in with fun rhymes and sing-alongs! You can watch the recording below.

ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund Report

ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund Report

During 2020-2021 we relied on educators’ dedication to sustain safe and joyful spaces for children despite ever-changing safety protocols brought about by the pandemic. Educators continued to seek support for professional development throughout unpredictable circumstances to discover deeper connections, new ideas, perspectives, and questions. This report reveals that financial support for educators to engage in professional learning significantly impacts them both personally and professionally. The voices of educators expressed in this report illustrate that they are committed to sustaining their curiosity and willingness to wonder even during challenging times.

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre Executive Director Pamela Preston Retirement Announcement

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre Executive Director Pamela Preston Retirement Announcement

Please join us in congratulating Pam Preston, Executive Director at Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC), on the announcement of her upcoming retirement in the spring of 2022. Pam’s retirement will bring to a close a remarkable career.  She began working at WCCRC in 1990 as the Coordinator of the Information Daycare program and after a number of other positions and responsibilities within the agency became its Executive Director in 2012.  

Spotlight on: Physical Literacy

Spotlight on: Physical Literacy

January 24-31 is Decoda’s family literacy week, and the theme for 2021 is “Let’s Be Active! Move * Play * Learn.” 

Being in our own homes more than usual may have left us feeling like staying active is more difficult, but also more important, than ever before. Finding small, simple ways to inspire active play and movement at home is important for both physical and mental health.

Why not try some of the activities below with the children you work or live with...

 

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