ECEBC has moved.
Our new address is:
309-515 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V5
Phone, fax and email addresses will stay the same. 
Thank you for your patience during the transition.

December 7, 2017:

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, our fax line is currently down. Please email documents to us at our addresses:

Emily Mlieczko executive.director@ecebc.ca
Shawn Nygren snygren@ecebc.ca
Heather Hazel hhazel@ecebc.ca

Christine Buttkus cbuttkus@ecebc.ca

For Workshop, Webinar & Conference Registration see What's New below on left.

ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Fall 2017 semester (September to December 2017). Fall 2017 Bursary applications are now available.

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,
• Students working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation, and 
• Students working to achieve a special needs educator designation.

All students registered for ECE courses during the Fall 2017 semester (September to December 2017) 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, or working to achieve a special needs 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:

ECE bursary program:
 The Fall 2017 bursary application is available HERE
Bursary applications are due November 2, 2017. Fall 2017 transcripts are due January 11, 2018.
• Click HERE for ECEBC's student bursary policy


It came to our attention this afternoon that a fake website has been created on the Internet using our name and acronym, ECEBC, and has been advertising on Craigslist.  The website even has a "Join ECEBC" section that asks for your name and email address.  We are reporting the matter to the RCMP and hope to have the website taken off the Internet promptly.

Please remember that our official and only website is at ECEBC.CA and that you should never give out personal or financial information in response to unsolicited emails.

In the meantime, if you have been a victim of what you believe may be a fake website, or if you receive any suspicious emails purporting to be from ECEBC, or to report any other fake websites masquerading as ECEBC's website, please send an email to executive.director@ecebc.ca with the subject "Fake ECEBC website." Remember to copy the full URL (website address) from your browser into the body of the email.

We are writing this email as an alert only.  Our own computer servers have not been compromised and any personal information you have registered with us remains secure.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email, or call Emily Mlieczko at 604-709-6063 ext. 2.

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National Child Day is November 20, 2017. 
Download the press release here.
Download shareable materials here.

Watch this space for upcoming events

ECEBC Provincial ‘Members Only’ Call
May 18, 2017


Impact and Strategic Clarity
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. This work has helped us examine ECEBC's current efforts and gain greater clarity on:

- What impact we aim to achieve
- How we will achieve it
- How we will measure success

After watching this video of webinar you are invited to send an email to the office with input on:

  • Will our strategies or activities lead to the desired outcome?
  • Is anything missing?
  • 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.

    Comments and feedback can be sent to: snygren@ecebc.ca

  • ECEBC Provincial 'Members Only' Call 
    Thursday, January 19, 2017
    6:00-7:15 pm 

    Children and Screen Time
    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.


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    ECEBC Members Only Call
    November 17, 2016

    Lockdown Drills: Are they necessary?
    As early learning and care professionals, part of our role in licensed programs is to prepare children for emergencies and other unexpected occurrences without frightening them. This membership call explored these issues with Rika Lange - Senior Child Care Licensing Officer of Vancouver Coastal Health and Glenda Burrow - ‎Senior Child Care Licensing Officer/North Shore at Vancouver Coastal Health who shared their insights on this topic.

    Click here to watch the video

    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


    ECEBC’s 47TH Annual Conference:
    May 3 to 5, 2018

    Navigating Our World Through the Lens
    of Early Childhood. It’s Our Moment.

    Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
    8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC

    More details to be posted in September 2017.

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

    Interested in presenting a workshop at next year’s conference? Please download our Call for Presentations Application here.

    The Early Childhood Educator
    Summer 2017

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

    The Early Childhood Educator, Summer 2017


    << December 2017 >>
    Upcoming Events
    ECEBC Leadership
    Nov 15 to Apr 20, 2018
    Let's Talk virtual Community of Practice
    Dec 16 10:00 am
    ECEBC Provincial 'Members-Only' Call
    Jan 17 6:00 pm
    UBC Early Years Conference: Strengthening Resilien
    Jan 25 to Jan 27, 2018
    Lower Mainland
    Children the Heart of the Matter Conference
    Jan 26 to Jan 27, 2018
    Lower Mainland
    The Connect & Collaborate ECE Retreat
    Feb 24 to Feb 25, 2018
    Lower Mainland
    3-Day Advanced Training Workshop in the Collaborat
    May 1 to May 3, 2018
    Thompson - Okanagan
    Let's Talk Teacher Training for fully certified EC
    May 2 to May 3, 2018
    Lower Mainland
    "Best Choices" Ethics Training -- Modules 1 to 4
    May 3 9:00 am
    Lower Mainland
    ECEBC's 47th Annual Conference
    May 3 to May 5, 2018
    Lower Mainland
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    Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia
    309 - 515 West Pender Street ·  Vancouver, BC  V6B 1V5
    Phone: (604) 709-6063 · Toll free: (800) 797-5602 · Fax: (604) 709-6077 · Email: membership[at]ecebc.ca