ECEBC has moved.
Our new address is:
309-515 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V5
Phone, fax and email addresses will stay the same.

For Workshop, Webinar & Conference Registration see What's New below on left.

ECEBC is pleased to announce that the ECE Student Bursary Program will run for the Winter 2018 semester (January to April 2018). Applications will be available mid-January.

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 Winter 2018 semester (January to April) 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 Winter 2018 bursary application is available HERE.
Please note Winter 2018 bursary applications are due at the ECEBC Provincial Office
by no later than 5:00pm, March 1, 2018.

• Click HERE for ECEBC's student bursary policy

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National Child Day is November 20, 2017. 
Download the press release here.
Download shareable materials here.

Watch this space for upcoming events

ECEBC 2018 Budget Analysis
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
6:00-7:20 pm 

Join ECEBC's Executive Director and President for an analysis of the 2018 Provincial Budget Announcement. Emily Gawlick and Charlene Gray will share their experiences as participants in the budget lock down at Parliament. Participant dialogue will follow the presentation. A link will be provided upon completion of registration.

Please click here to register.

ECEBC Provincial ‘Members Only’ Call
January 17, 2018


Speaking with Government
Patti Bacchus, Broadbent Institute Board Member and Former Vancouver School Board Chair shares with members how to engage with elected officials.

ECEBC Provincial 'Members Only' Call 
November 15, 2017


Pat Wege, Executive Direct of the MCCA  shares with us “What is a Market Competitive Salary Guideline Scale", how it is used and the current scale for 2016-2017.

The Manitoba Child Care Association has developed a research based Market Competitive Salary Guideline Scale for Early Learning and Child Care Centres (MCSGS) to help centres establish a balanced, fair scale for their employees; to help standardize wages across the province; and to use as an advocacy tool with government to secure better funding to help boost wages. MCCA contracted with People First HR Services to analyze the education, skills, abilities required of core positions, and recommend salary ranges that would be competitive with other jobs that require similar training and responsibility. It answers the long-standing question of “how much should an ECE earn?"

Pat Wege is the Executive Director of the Manitoba Child Care Association. MCCA is a non-profit, membership-funded, non-partisan organization. Their mission is to advocate for a quality system of child care, to advance early childhood education as a profession, and to provide services to their members.

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]



    ECEBC’s 47TH 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

    Watch for online registration to open soon

    Download the Pre-Registration Information here

    ECEBC 2018 Conference Guide

    Download the 2018 Conference Brochure here

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

    Interested in presenting a workshop at next year’s conference? Please download our Call for Presentations Application here.

    Do you know an amazing ECEBC Member who is a leader?  Please help us celebrate leadership in the Early Care and Learning Sector by nominating them to be included in a Leadership Day Panel and Multi-Media Presentation. Click here to download.

    The Early Childhood Educator
    Summer 2017

    Click on the image to see what's inside this issue

    The Early Childhood Educator, Summer 2017


    << February 2018 >>
    Upcoming Events
    ECEBC Leadership
    Nov 15 to Apr 20, 2018
    Risky Play (online course)
    Feb 15 to Feb 28, 2018
    ECEBC 2018 Budget Analysis
    Feb 27 6:00 pm
    ECEBC Provincial 'Members-Only' Call
    Mar 15 6:00 pm
    Better Together, A Mini-conference hosted by Ridge
    Apr 7 1:12 pm
    Lower Mainland
    3-Day Advanced Training Workshop in the Collaborat
    May 1 to May 3, 2018
    Thompson - Okanagan
    Let's Talk Teacher Training for fully certified EC
    May 2 to May 3, 2018
    Lower Mainland
    "Best Choices" Ethics Training -- Modules 1 to 4
    May 3 9:00 am
    Lower Mainland
    ECEBC's 47th Annual Conference
    May 3 to May 5, 2018
    Lower Mainland
    Caring On Empty: A Compassion Fatigue Resilience W
    May 7 9:00 pm
    Lower Mainland
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