Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

THE WORLD OF CHILD CARE

News & Articles

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.

Child Care Appreciation Day

Child Care Appreciation Day

"Child care is a vital community service that supports healthy families and a healthy economy; and child care providers and qualified Early Childhood Educators are essential to providing quality and safe child care"

We honour you and the work you do, today, this month and always. We wanted to provide a small token of our appreciation and a tribute to your care, dedication and creativity...

 

 

StoryWELL Virtual Story Time: Stars

StoryWELL Virtual Story Time: Stars

Join Cassidy from the Westcoast Early Learning Library (WELL) for a virtual storytime all about space! This episode features the book There is an Alien in the House by Refiloe Moahioli with pictures by Sune Nadine (published by Book Dash under Creative Commons licensing on freebooksforkids.org) and a counting song about stars.

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers and Parents

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers and Parents

The links below offer resources from a range of authorities to support people providing child care during this time. 

A Message From WCCRC in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Message From WCCRC in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the COVID pandemic, WCCRC closed our offices to the public and sent our staff to work from home in mid-March 2020. Since then, we have been working diligently from home and online, and honestly, we have worked harder than ever.

Now its time for us to return to the office and to begin serving the community in person, in new ways.

Starting July 14 we will be offering in-person service by appointment only for our Parent Services program and for our Early Learning Library. Our Child Care Consultants will be doing limited home visits for the Registered License-Not-Required providers as well. 

Coronavirus Health Guidance for Child Care & Schools

Coronavirus Health Guidance for Child Care & Schools

This guidance is based on current available scientific evidence and expert opinion and is subject to change as new information on COVID-19 becomes available. Please review the document and implement hygienic strategies in your facility. If members of your parent community have questions, they are encouraged to visit bccdc.ca and HealthLinkBC, or call 811.

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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