ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Winter 2015 semester (January to April 2015). Bursary applications are available at the link below.

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 2015 semester (January to April 2015) 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:
• Download the Winter 2015 bursary application here.
• Click here for ECEBC's student bursary policy

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Deadline is Tuesday,
March 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm.
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2015 at 4:00 pm.
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ECEBC's 44th Annual Conference:
Strengthening Connections Through
Our Cultures and Practices"

April 30 to May 2, 2015

Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC

If you haven’t booked your guestroom yet, please note that the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport is now full on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1, 2015.  

We have been working with the Radisson to find a hotel near the conference venue offering similar rates, and have reserved a block of rooms at the River Rock, which is on the Canada Skytrain Line providing easy access from the airport and to the Radisson.  The room rate is $135, and the block cutoff date is April 10, or earlier if the room block fills up quickly.

To make a reservation at the River Rock, please follow their instructions below:

Reservations can be made by calling the Hotel reservations department at (604) 247-8900 or our toll free line at 1-866-748-3718 or fax (604) 207-2641 or email reservations@riverrock.com

Guest should ask for the "Early Childhood Educators of BC" group rate Cancellation is by 4pm on the day of arrival for individual reservations.

For more information, please email membership@ecebc.ca

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Download ECEBC's 2015 Conference Brochure here

Attention all StrongStart facilitators:
The subsidized StrongStart workshop stream (workshop C1/D1) is now sold out. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist in the event of cancellations, please email membership@ecebc.ca with “StrongStart stream waitlist” in the subject header.

For more information regarding ECEBC's 44th annual conference, please contact Yasmin Irani, Membership Administrator and Conference Coordinator, at membership@ecebc.ca.

Due to overwhelming interest for Building Leadership in ECE, we have decided to extend the opportunity to register and to submit scholarship applications to April 10!

Click below to register for the “Building Leadership in Early Childhood Education” pre-conference day. Click here for more information.

Register Now!

ECEBC gratefully acknowledges the
generous support of:

The Early Childhood Educator
Winter 2015

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The Early Childhood Educator, Winter 2015


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"Best Choices" Ethics Training - Modules 1&2, 3&4
Apr 30 9:00 am
Lower Mainland
Building Leadership in Early Childhood Education
Apr 30 9:00 am
Lower Mainland
2nd Annual Creative Concepts in the Early Years
May 22 to May 23, 2015
Thompson - Okanagan
Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination
Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2015
Lower Mainland
Dr Gabor Mate - "The Biology of Loss"
Nov 6 9:30 am
Lower Mainland
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