This Leadership Library comprises of all the projects and associated files including the project binders, interviews, significant change stories, videos, websites and more from Phase I of the Leadership Initiative.
To learn more about the Leadership Initiative and its background please view the Leadership Professional Development page or for an overview of Phase I please download the Leadership Initiative Phase I brochure (PDF).
Leadership Initiative Background
Our work on the Leadership Initiative began in 2007 when we entered into a partnership with Vancity Community Foundation. With funds the Foundation received from BC’s Ministry of Children and Family Development, we agreed to work with VanCity to develop a ‘Professional Development’ Program.
From the start, we wanted to make sure that the funds were used to make a unique and creative contribution to ‘professional development’. And, we wanted to make sure that our work would leave a legacy for Early Childhood Educators for years to come.
So, after a year of listening, reflecting and learning from and with others – we agreed that it was time to focus on ‘leadership’. We heard that, as important as the leadership we demonstrate in our practice with children and staff is, our field is ready to create the collective leadership we need to take a strong and confident message about our professional value and worth to the broader community.
- ECEBC Strategy Session, July 2007
- ECEBC Discussion Paper, October 2007
- Framework for ECEBC Professional Leadership Initiative, November 2007
- ECEBC Leadership Initiative, September 2008
Communities of Leadership Innovation
The community projects developed through the initiative are as unique as the participants themselves but all projects build a strong and confident message about the professional value of ECE's to the broader communities.
Click on the community project (categorized by Cohort) to access files related to the project which range from project binders to videos and interviews or use the links below for a listing of files from the various project.
View Cohort 1's overview & slideshow or visit one of the individual leadership project pages for more information and to view the project's files.
A Child Friendly Community
Cultural & Language Empowerment
Seabird Island, Agassiz
Fostering Your Gifts
Images of Learning
Public Awareness Activities & Early Childhood Educators Retreat
Pemberton, Mt. Currie & D'Arcy
The following projects were also part of Cohort 1. To learn more about these projects visit Cohort 1's page.
Leadership Within Culture
Lower Post, Daylu Dena Council
View Cohort 2's overview & slideshow or visit one of the individual leadership project pages for more information and to view the project's files.
Ambassadors of Play
Atlin Children's Festival
Atlin & Surrounding Northern Communities
Building Advocacy & Leadership Capacity
Province Wide: Coalition of Child Care Advocates BC
Children Are Everybody’s Business
Vancouver Renfrew - Collingwood
Innovative Practices In Local Early Childhood Programs
Southern Gulf Islands
Our Children, Our Future
South Asian Community of Surrey
Project Child Sign
Project Ktunaxa Nation ECE Team
Strengthening Early Childhood Supports
Kaslo & Surrounding Rural Communities
View Cohort 3's overview & slideshows or visit one of the individual leadership project pages for more information and to view the project's files.
Children As Active Citizens
Vernon & Surrounding Communities
Early Childhood Educators, We Are The Difference
I Am An Early Childhood Educator Claiming My Voice
Money In Your Pocket (Early Educators Go Viral)
Promoting the ECE Field
Showcasing The Significance
View Cohort 4's overview & slideshows or visit one of the individual leadership project pages for more information and to view the project's files.
Circle of Community Care & Learning
Family Experience Days
Growing A Solid Career In Early Childhood Education
South Peace Region
Raising Awareness Of Early Childhood Education
The Value Of Child Care
The following projects were also part of Cohort 4. To learn more about these projects visit Cohort 4's page.
Langley Face to Face
ECE Community Connections
North / West Vancouver
View Cohort 5's overview & slideshows or visit one of the individual leadership project pages for more information and to view the project's files.
Bridging The Gaps
Our Image of the Child
T.R.U.E. In The Trees
Leadership Initiative Evaulation
& Journey Overview
Prezi Presentation: Sharing The Journey: Our Leadership Learning
From the start, ECEBC set out to do something different. Rather than take one of the many approaches to leadership developed by others, ECEBC was determined to develop its own culture of leadership."