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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.

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

WCCRC has made the decision to close our offices to the public as of Monday March 16th until further notice.

During our closure, staff will continue to provide service remotely where possible. You can email individual staff members or teams using our staff directory or direct general inquiries to info@wstcoast.org.  

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.

Vancouver Preschool Survey Report

Vancouver Preschool Survey Report

Preschool Programs are an important part of early learning and child care services, and yet, little is known about the families who use them, how preschool fits into their overall use of early childhood programs, or whether or not preschool is the preferred early childhood option for families.

In spring 2019, City of Vancouver staff approached Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC) to undertake a survey of parents with a child enrolled in a Vancouver preschool.

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