ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Winter 2016 semester (January to April 2016). Bursary applications are available below.
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:
• Click here to download the Winter 2016 bursary application
• Click here for ECEBC's student bursary policy
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 email@example.com. View the nomination form here.
Nominations are now open for ECEBC’s Kay Britton Mentor Award! View the nomination form here.
Nominations are now open for ECEBC’s Student Award! View the nomination form here.
ECEBC is looking for an exceptional candidate for our newly created “Membership & Engagement Coordinator” position. View the job posting and description 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.
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SAVE THE DATE!
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
Due to the high number of individuals attempting to register online at the same time, the payment page might crash from time to time resulting in an error message. Should you encounter this problem while attempting to register online, please scan and email your registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 604.709.6077 so that we are able to register you manually.
Read the pre-registration information sheet 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.
Interested in advertising in ECEBC’s Conference 2016 onsite guide? Please view the advertisement rate sheet here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Calling all volunteers for Conference 2016! If you have ever wondered how to become more involved in your provincial organization, this is it! If you would like more information on volunteering at conference or would like to add your name to the list of those already committed to helping out, please fill out the volunteer form here and either email it to email@example.com or fax to 604.709.6077.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ECEBC gratefully acknowledges the
generous support of:
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