Media Release November 9, 2018
Universal Child Care Prototype Sites Announcement
Download the Ministry of Children and Family Development release HERE
Download ECEBC's press release HERE
Media Release September 5, 2018
Investment in Early Childhood Educators: Important to a quality child care system.
“It is a great day when we see the important work of early childhood educators brought to the forefront. Through the provision of significant funding for educator training, and addressing the wages in our sector, we are on our way to building a strong, healthy professional workforce, one that is highly skilled and fairly paid. Our children deserve the very best and our early childhood educators do as well.”
Charlene Gray, Chairperson ECEBC
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Investing in our Early Childhood Educators Early Care and Learning Recruitment and Retention Strategy
Dear ECEBC Members,
Many activities and announcements have been made since Government has started to implement Childcare BC. Since this time ECEBC has been informing government of the immense feedback you have been sending us. As well, we have also been actively addressing other concerns, questions and ideas that have come forward.
ECEBC has prepared a briefing note addressing the concerns we have found in response to the BC Child Care Owners Association, Six steps to immediately resolve the concerns inherent in the BC NDP 2018/2019 child care plan.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at [email protected].
Here are the materials from the $10aDayChildCare Plan key to reducing poverty webinar.
The speakers have kindly allowed us to share their presentations.
Click here for the video
Download the presentations here and here
March 1- 8, 2017
Week of Action for Child care
The first week of March will be very important in raising awareness about the crisis in child care and for bringing attention to the solution – the $10aDay Child Care Plan. We are asking you to think about how you can engage with colleagues, parents and the public in conversation and education about the $10aDay Plan during this week.
A tool kit has been developed to support you in the week of action that includes:
Socio-Economic Impact Analysis of the $10aDayChild Care Plan for British Columbia
New Economic Study Highlights Net Benefits of Proposed $10aDay Child Care Plan
for Governments and Employers, even in the Short Term.
Renowned private-sector economist Robert Fairholm led this in-depth analysis of the economic effects of implementing the $10aDay Plan — confirming that it will generate sufficient government revenues to pay for
the government spending required to build and operate the system.
“Full implementation of the $10aDay Plan will have a significant and positive impact on GDP and create 69,100 jobs, even in the short term” states Fairholm.
The study shows that solving the current child care crisis is much more than simply an affordable option for governments — the $10aDay Child Care Plan will provide higher economic returns to BC than other government investments.
The report and related documents are available below in PDF format.
• Economic Impact Report
• Executive Summary
• Media Release - January 17, 2017
As a registered charity, ECEBC is wholly non-partisan and does not support or oppose any particular political party or candidate for office. ECEBC does engage in a limited amount of permitted non-partisan advocacy which is directly connected to its charitable public education work.
Community Plan For A Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning ($10 A Day Child Care Plan)
In 2011, the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and the Early Childhood Educators of BC released their jointly developed "Community Plan For A Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning" - now commonly known as the $10 A Day Child Care Plan.
Both organizations advance the Plan in ways that are consistent with their respective mandates and applicable regulatory requirements. Both organizations individually and jointly provide public education about the Plan. In addition, the Coalition of Child Care Advocates advances the Plan through their advocacy campaign, and at www.10aDay.ca.
The $10aDay Child Care Campaign and website are owned and managed by the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and may not reflect the views of ECEBC.