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May is Child Care Month in BC
Download the Child Care BC Strategy here
ECEBC Provincial Members Only Call
ECE Bursary Program and
Childcare BC New Spaces Fund
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Childcare BC – Building Child Care Together -
Michelle Kirby, Senior Manager,
Partnerships and Engagement, MCFD
Does your community suffer from a shortage of child care spaces? With commitments made in Budget 2018, the Provincial Government is seeking to build partnerships with local government, school districts, First Nations, and across the child care sector to support the planning, and creation of child care spaces in their communities. This session provided an overview of unprecedented funding opportunities and supports to build childcare in your community. Learn about the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund and see some successful project examples from communities across BC.
ECE Bursary Program -
Christa Copeland, ECEBC Bursary Manager
The Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC), in partnership with the Province of British Columbia, has enhanced and expanded the ECE Bursary Program, now known as the ECE Education Support Fund. This new program contains two funding programs:
- The Early Childhood Education
(ECE) Student Bursary Program
- The new ECE Workforce Development
Bursary Fund Program
These programs are designed to increase the number of students entering, re-establishing and graduating from recognized ECE post-secondary programs. This session was an overview of the 2 different bursaries and how to apply.
ECEBC Provincial Call
Workforce Recruitment and Retention Strategy Update
October 23, 2018
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The Early Childhood Educators of BC partnered with the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society to host an online event to update participants on the recently announced Childcare BC Early Care and Learning Recruitment and Retention Strategy. The Honourable Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care provided opening remarks. Michelle Gilmour, Manager of Quality and Workforce Development with the Child Care Policy Branch at the Ministry of Children and Family Development provided an overview of the Strategy.
Learning Stories Media Project
Early Childhood Educators Cari Rawling and Friday Bailey invite you to join in an advocacy and education campaign to promote the skill and knowledge of early care and learning professionals.
This will demonstrate the critical value of early care and education for young children.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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