>
ECEBCECEBC

ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Fall 2016 semester (September to December 2016). Fall 2016 Bursary applications will be available mid-September.

ECE student bursary:

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. To respond to identified needs, priority will be given to:

• Aboriginal students,
• Students attending early childhood educational programs with an Aboriginal focus, and
• Students working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation.

All students registered for ECE courses during the Fall 2016 semester (September to December 2016) at an approved training institution are encouraged to apply. Students will be able to apply for up to $300 per course, to a maximum of $1,500 per semester.

Eligible applicants must be enrolled at an approved educational institution in an ECE program, with priority given to Aboriginal students, or students enrolled in ECE programs with an Aboriginal focus or working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation.

To determine if the post-secondary institution you are or will be attending is an approved educational institution, please view the Ministry of Children and Family Development's list at:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/become-an-early-childhood-educator/recognized-ece-institutions.

ECE bursary program:
• The Fall 2016 bursary application will be available here in mid-September
• Click here for ECEBC's student bursary policy

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!The Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia (ECEBC) has been advancing early childhood education and care since 1969. ECEBC is the collective voice to advance professional and personal commitment to the value of early care and learning by empowering the sector through education, collaboration and leadership.

Follow us on Facebook

WHAT'S NEW

Are you interested in having extended benefits for yourself and/or family?

ECEBC is excited to announce a new extended benefits package through Health Source Plus for all ECEBC provincial members to access.

To access the most competitive rates, we will need as many people as possible to complete the employee information form here. Please click here for a no obligation free quote. Note that all information will be kept confidential by Health Source Plus and will only be used to provide a quote for us.

ECEBC has been advancing early childhood education and care since 1969.This fast paced organization constantly strives to remain current and responsive to current trends in our sector and continuously looks for opportunities to enhance services to its Members.

Please share with your early care and learning colleagues and networks.

November 20 is National Child Day, and ECEBC is inviting communities and elected officials to reflect and take action to improve children’s rights in British Columbia. View ECEBC’s media release here

The Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC), your professional association is working hard to bring our members products and service benefits that meet your needs and help you save money. As a member of ECEBC you now have access to an exclusive insurance programme for your licensed child care centre.  We are pleased to announce the partnership between ECEBC and Magenta Insurance Professionals.  Please contact them for a no obligation quotation or use the attached quote request form here. More information about Magenta Insurance can be found here.


May is Child Care Month
Click here to read the May 1, 2015 media release.

ECEBC Media Release: British Columbians Understand the Daunting Realities Facing Families Who Need Child Care Access to Regulated Facilities Would Be a Direct Benefit of a Provincial Child Care System

ECEBC Media Release: How Is the Child Care Crisis Affecting the Early Childhood Education Sector?

Women Transforming Cities has prepared a Child Care statement as part of its HotPinkPaper Campaign in time for next month’s municipal elections.  
View their statement here.

ECEBC Media Release: Where Are Children Going During the Labour Dispute Between the BC Government and Teachers?

The ECEBC Leadership virtual library contains a sampling of materials created by Community of Innovation project participants, Leadership alumni and ECEBC.The collection is updated on an ongoing basis. Click here to access the library.

» ECEBC News Archives



Application for Use of ECEBC Logo for Professional Development Events



ECE Registry
[MCFD website]

  BC Provincial Registration Requirements – Ministry for Children and Family Development





SAVE THE DATE!

ECEBC's 46th Annual Conference:
Pathways to Professionalism:
Believe, Be Hopeful, Be Bold
May 4 to 6, 2017

Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC

Interested in being a vendor at next year’s Trade and Resource Fair?  Please download the exhibitor application here.  If you are representing a not-for-profit organization, please email membership@ecebc.ca to find out more about reduced exhibitor fee rates.

Please check back in September for more information!

The Early Childhood Educator
Spring 2016

Click on the image to see what's inside this issue

The Early Childhood Educator, Summer 2015


CALENDAR

<< August 2016 >>
SMTWTFS
 
31123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
 
Upcoming Events
The Art of Leadership
Sep 16 9:00 am
Lower Mainland
 
30th Annual Preschool Promenade Conference
Sep 17 8:30 am
Lower Mainland
 
Cariboo Chilcotin Early Years Conference
Sep 24 8:00 am
Cariboo - Prince George
 
Language Development for Children with Language Di
Sep 27 6:30 pm
Lower Mainland
 
"Let's Talk" training
Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
Lower Mainland
 
"Best Choices" Ethics Training (Modules 3 & 4)
Oct 22 9:00 am
Northeast
 
Exploration and Discovery Conference
Oct 22 9:30 am
Lower Mainland
 
5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and A
Nov 16 to Nov 18, 2016
Lower Mainland
 
Dr Ross Greene " Collaborative & Proactive Solutio
Jun 2 9:30 am
Thompson - Okanagan
 
Submit Event

 


CCAAC First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy CoalitionWestcoast Child Care Resource CentreSchool Age Child Care Associationunited way lower mainland

Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia
2774 East Broadway  ·  Vancouver, BC  V5M 1Y8
Phone: (604) 709-6063 · Toll free: (800) 797-5602 · Fax: (604) 709-6077 · Email: membership[at]ecebc.ca