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Moving to a System of Integrated Early Care and Learning in BC

In 2010, the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and the Early Childhood Educators of BC released a draft plan for an Integrated System of Early Care and Learning in BC. The draft responded to BC’s implementation of full school day Kindergarten for 5 year olds and the deepening child care crisis facing BC families.

For over 6 months, thousands of British Columbians engaged in a dialogue about our draft plan. This dialogue helped shape and inform our finalized Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning

Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care and LearningThe Plan, released in April 2011, offers a concrete, innovative and ambitious way forward and provides a framework for significant and lasting change.

Since its release, the Plan has been enthusiastically endorsed and supported by a growing number of individuals and organizations. These voices are calling on government to adopt and implement the Plan so that children, families, communities and our economy are served by a high quality, universal, democratic and accountable system of early care and learning.

There are 3 ways to endorse the Plan:

  1. As an individual
  2. As an organization
  3. As an academic


Download the PlanEndorse the PlanVideo presentation

Money in Your Pocket education campaign
   - Information Sheet
   - Community Plan dollars

Three fact sheets about the Plan

  1. Fact Sheet for BC Parents: What the Plan means for Families
    [English / Chinese / Filipino / Punjabi / Spanish / Vietnamese]
  2. It Makes Good Dollars & Sense: Economic Rationale for Public Investment
  3. By The Numbers: BC Children, Families and Child Care

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Take Action: Community Toolkit

Letter to ECEBC Members

We appreciate your interest in sharing this information. Please note that if you are making multiple copies for ECE students at the post-secondary level, we:

  • Welcome your donation of $250 per class set, payable to the CCCABC c/o 2772 East Broadway, Vancouver BC V5M 1Y8
  • Welcome the opportunity to prepare and mail the copies to you. Please contact us at info@cccabc.bc.ca or membership@ecebc.ca.
TITLE Letter to the BC Association of Family Resource Programs
DATE August 2011
   
TITLE Looking to the future: A coalition says cheaper daycare is in the best interests of both government and citizens
SOURCE Katherine Dedyna, Times Colonist
DATE July 9, 2011
   
TITLE

New Deal for Families - video

SOURCE Paul Kershaw, A Canada that Works for All Generations
DATE June 21, 2011
   
TITLE Letter to the BC Family Child Care Association
DATE June 2011
   
TITLE An early care and learning plan that works!
SOURCE By Rita Chudnovsky
Published in Teacher Newsmagazine (BC Teachers' Federation)
DATE March 2011
   
TITLE Follow-up letter to BC Association of Family Resource Programs
DATE February 2011
   
TITLE Our Emerging Plan for an Integrated System of Early Care and Learning in BC - A Community Update
DATE November 2010
   
TITLE

Emerging Plan - Webinar

DATE November 2010
   
TITLE Letter to BC Association of Family Resource Programs and BC’s Early Childhood Development Community
DATE October 2010
   
TITLE Letter to MLAs
DATE October 2010
   
TITLE About our Emerging Plan for an Integrated System of Early Care and Learning in BC
DATE September 2010
   
TITLE Briefing Note: Our Emerging Plan for an Integrated System of Early Care and Learning in BC
DATE August 2010
   
TITLE Environmental scan of ministries of education involvement in early care and learning
DATE July 2010
   
TITLE Literature Review: Governance of Integrated Early Care and Learning Systems
DATE June 2010
   
TITLE Starting Principles for an Integrated System of Early Care and Learning
DATE February 2010
   
TITLE Expanding BC Kindergarten Programs - Backgrounder
DATE February 2010
   
TITLE Is Full Day Kindergarten a Good Idea?
SOURCE Rita Chudnovsky, M. Ed
DATE February 2010
   


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