Early childhood education students

Phone, fax and email addresses early childhood education students stay the same. Conference Registration see What’s New below on left. A Joint Statement by the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and Early Childhood Educators of BC March 8, 2018.

ECEBC Board of Directors positions are open for nominations, with a start date of May 24, 2018. Nominations must be received in writing by Monday, April 16, 2018 at 4:00pm. We are excited to announce that online registration is now open for ECEBC’s 47th Annual Conference: May 3 to 5, 2018. Navigating Our World Through the Lens of Early Childhood. We look forward to this opportunity for further educational development, connection, and engagement.

Thank you for your patience while we were experiencing technical delays with the online payment platform. During the summer of 2014, the Early Childhood Educators of BC received funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to establish a bursary fund for students enrolled in early childhood educational programs. Students working to achieve a special needs educator designation. The Summer 2018 Bursary application will be available here in late May.

National Child Day is November 20, 2017. If you missed conference 2017, this keynote presentation from Conference 2017 provides some tips about how adjust mindsets,  reduce stress and seize opportunities. BC Budget – Gaining a deeper understanding of Child Care BC. ECEBC’s Executive Director, Emily Gawlick and ECEBC’s President Charlene Gray, provides information for a deeper understanding of the key elements of the 2018 Provincial Budget Announcement.

Minister Chen gives an overview of Budget 2018 that directly referred to a path to universal child care. ECEBC’s Executive Director and President discuss and answer questions regarding Budget 2018. Emily Gawlick and Charlene Gray were joined by Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen who spoke to Child Care BC Caring For Kids, Lifting Up Families – The Path to Universal Child Care. Patti Bacchus, Broadbent Institute Board Member and Former Vancouver School Board Chair shares with members how to engage with elected officials. What is a Market Competitive Salary Guideline Scale”, how it is used and the current scale for 2016-2017. Pat Wege is the Executive Director of the Manitoba Child Care Association.

MCCA is a non-profit, membership-funded, non-partisan organization. Their mission is to advocate for a quality system of child care, to advance early childhood education as a profession, and to provide services to their members. ECEBC’s Executive Director, Emily Mlieczko shared with members the work ECEBC has been doing these past 7 months with the Innoweave Impact and Strategic Clarity module. Will our strategies or activities lead to the desired outcome? Are these the necessary and sufficient activities? Other stakeholders will answer similar and different questions. Please help us to dig deeper on the future direction of ECEBC.

This work is very important as we move forward as your provincial organization. From TV’s to smart phones children are exposed to a variety of screens from an early age. Most recent studies suggest that children should be limited if any screen time at all. Join us on this call, with other members, as an opportunity to explore and understand the impact of screen time with young children. There will also be an opportunity to discuss as educators the use of technology and how that has been evolving. Bring you questions and experiences how you might be using technology for communication with families, accessing support, system management and documentation and other areas related to your practice.