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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.
Dates to remember:
March 1st - $10aDay Child Care Plan Key to Reducing Poverty - An Interactive Webinar @ 6:30- 8:00 pm
March 4th - Rally for a Poverty Free BC noon @ library square
March 8th - International Woman’s Day
A tool kit has been developed to support you in the week of action that includes:
URGENT: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Winter 2017 semester (January to April 2017). Winter 2017 Bursary applications are now available.
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 2017 semester (January to April 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.
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:
• Click here for the Winter 2017 bursary application.
Please note the application deadline for the Winter 2017 intake is March 9, 2017 at 5:00PM.
• Click here for ECEBC's student bursary policy
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ECEBC Provincial Call with Dr. Paul Kershaw
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Please join Dr. Paul Kershaw, policy professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of BC and faculty member of the Human Early Learning Partnership as a guest speaker for our next members call. Dr. Kershaw’s interactive webinar will explore strategies to engage families in your programs to educate and mobilize support for $10aDay Child Care Plan.
With the provincial election, only months away, this is a pivotal time involve and educate families about the crisis that exists in child care; high fees for families, low wages and respect for educators and the lack of licensed spaces in BC. Raising this awareness and educating parents is will help ensure child care is at the forefront of every political platform.
Typically, a Member’s Only Call, we are expanding the format for this session to be open beyond ECEBC members due to upcoming Provincial election in May and the importance of making sure child care is at the forefront of every political platform.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
ECEBC Provincial 'Members Only' Call
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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.
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SAVE THE DATE!
ECEBC's 46th Annual Conference:
Pathways to Professionalism:
Believe, Be Hopeful, Be Bold
May 4 to 6, 2017
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC
Download the Conference Brochure
The Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia (ECEBC) invites interested parties to submit proposals for our 46th Annual Conference Pathways to Professionalism: BELIEVE, BE HOPEFUL, BE BOLD to be held May 4-6th, 2017 in Richmond B.C.
Please click here for the Call for Presentations application.
Download the StrongStart BC
2017 Travel Bursary Form for
ECEBC Conference here
Interested in being a vendor at next year’s Trade and Resource Fair? Please download the exhibitor application here. If you are representing a not-for-profit organization, please email email@example.com to find out more about reduced exhibitor fee rates.
ECEBC gratefully acknowledges the
generous support of:
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