Standing Strong Together

Early Childhood Educators of BC

Standing Strong Together

Since 1969 ECEBC has worked to advance the quality and professionalism of early care and learning. As part of our ethical responsibility to the profession, we strategically commit our time and resources to educating the sector and community by, investigating, and promoting the development of strong public policies and best practices that are based in research and evidence.

children learning as they play

Our Vision

The Early Childhood Educators of BC leads in the co-creation of a future that values early childhood education.

Our Mission

The Early Childhood Educators of BC is committed to advancing the profession of early childhood education by collaboratively engaging in innovative policy development, research, and education, that uphold our ethics, values, principles, and obligations.


ECEBC has key obligations that are infused and activated throughout our work. We are compelled to think deeply, listen with intention, and act ethically with commitments through the following lenses:

  • BC Early Learning Framework
  • Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
  • ECEBC Code of Ethics
  • Indigenous Early Learning and Childcare Framework
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Early childhood educator with a puppet and a child with a book

A Message From The Chair - Christina Dicks

I begin the Chair’s message with a Land acknowledgement. ECEBC’s offices are located on the unceded traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples - Musquem, Squamish, and Tsleil-Watuth Nations. I live, work, and play on the unceded traditional ancestral territories of the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nation, Port Alberni.

I immigrated from France to Canada in 1975 and landed in St. John’s Newfoundland. My father was from France and my mother was a Newfoundlander. I moved to Vancouver Island BC as a young adult and that is where I settled and started a family of my own.

I have been in the field since 2005 and have worked that entire time for the Alberni Valley Childcare Society, a not-for-profit organization. In my current role as Program Administrator, it has been my passion and ongoing goal to work towards advancing the profession of early childhood education. The ECEBC code of ethics guides me in my personal life as well as my work. 

I am honored to be able to advocate for Early Childhood Educators, children, and families. It is an exciting time in the field of Early Childhood Education, and we need to be thoughtful yet bold as we move towards a universal and sustainable system.

Important Documents

Click on the PDF's below to download and view or print the following documents:

In November 2017, the membership voted to approve updates to our Constitution and By-Laws. These are posted for your information. Thank you for your interest.

Clarifying The Scope Of Work of ECEBC: ECEBC will strive to articulate positions that can sometimes be controversial however these positions will always be consistent with the organization’s mission and vision.

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