Thank you for participating in our survey. Please take 25-30 minutes to help us improve supports in the Early Care and Learning Sector.  You are also welcome to share this survey with anyone in the Early Care and Learning Sector.  Your feedback is important. If you complete this survey by May 31 and complete the draw information on the link at the end of this survey you will be entered for a chance to win a free 2017 conference registration and an iPad mini.

 ECEBC is the provincial organization for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs), ECE students, ECE instructors, assistants and others involved in the Early Care and Learning Sector in BC.  Annual ECEBC membership fees are $110.  Members receive discounts on services and contribute to a strong collective voice in the sector. Member benefits include: professional connection, networking, member support, a copy of the ECEBC Code of Ethics and high quality resources including the journal and digital media. Members can participate in group insurance programs (individual health, centre coverage and home owner/tenant policies) and are eligible for bursaries, awards and participation in local branch activities. ECEBC membership automatically includes membership in the Canadian Child Care Federation, and other benefits. ECEBC services include training, public education, conferences and a strong public voice for children, families and the ECE workforce.

 Your answers will be kept strictly confidential.  This survey is being conducted to help us improve the tools and services ECEBC provides to help you strengthen the quality of early childhood education in our province.  The survey also includes a follow up to the Wages and Working Conditions Survey last completed in 2009.

 Paper copies of the survey are available upon request.  If you have any questions or require assistance with the survey, please contact snygren@ecebc.ca

To complete the survey click here.

ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Summer 2016 semester (May to August 2016). Bursary applications will be available mid-June 2016.

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 Winter 2016 semester (January to April 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:

ECE bursary program:
• The Summer 2016 bursary application will be available here mid-June
• 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.

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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.

Five (5) ECEBC Board of Directors positions are open for nominations, with a start date of May 6, 2016 following ECEBC’s Annual General Meeting.  For more information, please email executive.director@ecebc.ca. View the nomination form here.

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


A Leadership Journey: It’s in You
Leadership pre-conference day on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport

For more information, please see pages 4 to 7 of ECEBC’s annual conference brochure.

For more information, please contact membership@ecebc.ca


ECEBC's 45th Annual Conference (2016):
The Ripple Effect: Continuing the Journey
Through Our Ethical Practices

May 5 to 7, 2016

Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC

Download the 2016 Conference Brochure here

For more information, please contact membership@ecebc.ca

ECEBC gratefully acknowledges the
generous support of:

The Early Childhood Educator
Summer 2015

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The Early Childhood Educator, Summer 2015


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May 25 to May 26, 2016
Vancouver Island
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May 30 7:00 pm
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Jun 3 to Jun 4, 2016
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Exploration and Discovery Conference
Oct 22 9:30 am
Lower Mainland
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Nov 16 to Nov 18, 2016
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