ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Fall 2015 semester (September to December 2015). Bursary applications are available 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 Fall 2015 semester (September to December 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:
• Click here for the Fall 2015 bursary application.
• Click here for ECEBC's student bursary policy

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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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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

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 membership@ecebc.ca to find out more about reduced exhibitor fee rates.

Interested in presenting at our 2016 conference?  Our Call for Presentations application is available here.

Online registration will be available
in late January 2016.

For more information, please contact membership@ecebc.ca

The Early Childhood Educator
Summer 2015

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The Early Childhood Educator, Summer 2015


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"Best Choices" Ethics Training (Modules 1 to 2)
Nov 28 9:00 am
Skeena - Northeast
The Early Years Conference 2016
Jan 28 to Jan 30, 2016
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Everyday Education in the Early Years
Feb 27 8:15 am
Vancouver Island
Perinatal Services BC 2nd Biennial Conference
Mar 11 to Mar 12, 2016
Lower Mainland
Dr Ross Greene: Collaborative & Proactive Solution
Apr 8 10:00 am
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ECEBC Leadership Pre-conference Day
May 5 9:00 am
Lower Mainland
3rd Annual Creative Concepts in the Early Years Co
Jun 3 to Jun 4, 2016
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