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ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Fall 2017 semester (September to December 2017). Fall 2017 Bursary applications are now available.

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,
• Students working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation, and 
• Students working to achieve a special needs educator designation.

All students registered for ECE courses during the Fall 2017 semester (September to December 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, or working to achieve a special needs 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:
 The Fall 2017 bursary application is available HERE
• Click HERE for ECEBC's student bursary policy


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 executive.director@ecebc.ca 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.

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Watch this space for upcoming events

Hasina Banu Ebrahim, PhD.
September 19, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00 pm
University of Victoria

Registration is now open for Transforming early childhood pedagogies through a child-oriented focus in plural societies:  Early childhood pedagogy is situated, dynamic and complex.  Click HERE to register. 

Click HERE for a full description and more information

ECEBC Members Only Call
Thursday - September 21, 2017
6:00 – 7:15 pm

ECEBC Members are invited to join colleagues for our regular provincial networking opportunity. Join us for a discussion Sheila Davidson, former Executive Director, ECEBC who will share her experience with the $20 an hour campaign as we talk about the planned $25 an hour campaign in BC, brainstorm and discuss additional activities to ensure fair compensation for ECE’s in BC. 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Best Choices Modules 1-2 (Prince George)
September 30 – October 28, 2017
College of New Caledonia (CNC ECE Room)

Click HERE to register

Analyzing and Improving Program Spaces
October 12, 2017 – November 1, 2017

Registration is now open for Analyzing and improving program spaces. Click HERE to register.
Click HERE for the full program description. 

"Best Choices" Ethics Training Modules 1 & 2
October 14, 2017
2774 East Broadway, Vancouver

Registration is now open for "Best Choices" Ethics Training Modules 1 & 2. Click HERE to register.
Click HERE for the full program description. 

Let’s Talk (Sexual Abuse Prevention):
Lower Mainland - November 2017
November 4 & 5, 2017

Click HERE to register.

Best Choices Modules 3-4
(Vancouver) 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Click HERE to register.

ECEBC Provincial ‘Members Only’ Call
May 18, 2017


Impact and Strategic Clarity
ECEBC’s Executive Director, Emily Mlieczko shared with members the work ECEBC has been doing these past 7 months with the Innoweave Impact and Strategic Clarity module. This work has helped us examine ECEBC's current efforts and gain greater clarity on:

- What impact we aim to achieve
- How we will achieve it
- How we will measure success

After watching this video of webinar you are invited to send an email to the office with input on:

  • Will our strategies or activities lead to the desired outcome?
  • Is anything missing?
  • Are these the necessary and sufficient activities?
  • Other stakeholders will answer similar and different questions.

    Please help us to dig deeper on the future direction of ECEBC. This work is very important as we move forward as your provincial organization.

    Comments and feedback can be sent to: snygren@ecebc.ca

  • ECEBC Provincial 'Members Only' Call 
    Thursday, January 19, 2017
    6:00-7:15 pm 

    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.

    » ECEBC News Archives

    Application for Use of ECEBC Logo for Professional Development Events

    ECE Registry
    [MCFD website]

      BC Provincial Registration Requirements – Ministry for Children and Family Development


    ECEBC’s 48TH Annual Conference:
    May 3 to 5, 2018

    Navigating Our World Through the Lens
    of Early Childhood. It’s Our Moment.

    Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
    8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC

    More details to be posted in September 2017.

    Interested in being a vendor at next year’s Trade and Resource Fair? 
    Download the application here.
    Download the floorplan here.  
    If you are representing a not-for-profit organization, please email membership@ecebc.ca to find out more about reduced exhibitor fee rates.

    The Early Childhood Educator
    Spring 2017

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    The Early Childhood Educator, Summer 2015


    << September 2017 >>
    Upcoming Events
    ECEBC Members Only Call
    Sep 21 6:00 pm
    "Best Choices" Ethics Training -- Modules 1 to 4
    Sep 30 to Oct 28, 2017
    Cariboo - Prince George
    Analyzing and improving program spaces
    Oct 12 to Nov 1, 2017
    "Best Choices" Ethics Training (Vancouver)-Modules
    Oct 14 to Dec 2, 2017
    Lower Mainland
    Abuse Awearness & Prevention Workshop
    Oct 14 10:00 am
    Vancouver Island
    Innoweave Accelerator
    Oct 19 1:00 pm
    Lower Mainland
    Connecting the Pieces: Pre-K and K Conference 2017
    Oct 20 8:00 am
    Lower Mainland
    The Reflect & Recharge ECE Retreat
    Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
    Lower Mainland
    Exploration and Discovery conference
    Oct 21 9:00 am
    Lower Mainland
    Let's Talk Teacher Training for fully certified EC
    Nov 4 to Nov 5, 2017
    Lower Mainland
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