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There has been ongoing roof work over ECEBCís provincial office for almost three weeks, resulting in intermittent office closures at a momentís notice due to hazardous materials and smells creating an unsafe environment to work in. This has resulted in many delays in our ability to access the office on a regular basis to answer phone calls and respond to emails.

We have been advised that the roof work should be done by the end of the day on Friday, May 29. Please note that we might have to close the office without notice during this time, depending on how hazardous the work environment might be on any given day.

Due to this situation, it will take us some time to respond to phone calls and voicemails, and we thank you in advance for your patience.

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:
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/ece/pdfs/training_institutes.pdf

ECE bursary program:
• Download the Winter 2015 bursary application here.
• Click here for ECEBC's student bursary policy

Call out for ECEBC Student Award
Nominations!
Deadline is Tuesday,
March 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm.
Click here for more information.
Call out for nominations for the
Kay Britton Mentor Award.

Deadline is Tuesday, March 31,
2015 at 4:00 pm.
Click here for more information.
Call out for ECEBC Board
nominations.
Deadline is Tuesday,
March 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm.
Click here for more information.

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May is Child Care Month
Click here to read the May 1, 2015 media release.

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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):
May 5 to 7, 2016

Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC

Pre-registration information will be available
on our homepage in early September 2015.

Online registration will be available
in late January 2016.

For more information, please contact membership@ecebc.ca

The Early Childhood Educator
Winter 2015

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The Early Childhood Educator, Winter 2015


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