Dear Members and Friends,

Re:  New Educational Offerings for ECEs - Fall 2016

In the recent ECEBC Sector Survey, more than 60% of respondents asked for more educational offerings by online learning.  ECEBC is pleased to announce a new partnership with Red River College (RRC).  This arrangement will ensure that ECEs have opportunities to participate in high quality professional development in a way that is convenient to them.

Upon successful completion, participants will receive 6 hours of professional development credit per course. 

Level of Learning:  Intermediate (Suggested Prerequisite:  ECE diploma)

Course instructors from RRC will be in touch with course participants to respond to questions and provide orientation.  Professional Development certificates will be issued by ECEBC.

Cost:  $80.00 for ECEBC Members.  $150.00 for Non-Members

Online registration is currently open!  

For more information or registration forms for those who would prefer not to register online, please contact us at membership@ecebc.ca.

Please share this event with any colleagues who might be interested.

ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Fall 2016 semester (September to December 2016). Fall 2016 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, and
• Students working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation.

All students registered for ECE courses during the Fall 2016 semester (September to December 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:

ECE bursary program:
• Click here for the Fall 2016 bursary application.
Please note the application deadline for the Fall 2016 intake is NOVEMBER 10, 2016 at 5:00PM.
• Click here for ECEBC's student bursary policy

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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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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

For pre-registration information, please click here

The Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia (ECEBC) invites interested parties to submit proposals for our 46th Annual Conference Pathways to Professionalism: BELIEVE, BE BOLD, BE HOPEFUL to be held May 4-6th, 2017 in Richmond B.C.

Please click here for the Call for Presentations application.

Interested in being a vendor at next year’s Trade and Resource Fair? Pleasload 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.

Please check back in September for more information!

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