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Position Statements

Find out more about ECEBC's position on various topics surrounding the Early Childhood Education Sector including the Scope of Work of ECEBC.

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Clarifying The Scope Of the Work of ECEBC

Publicly Funded & Publicly Accountable 

Quality child care depends on quality educators. BC’s early childhood educators are highly skilled and have specialized education. They are equipped to provide the high quality, play-based child care that is critical for children’s social, emotional and cognitive development during their early years.

By supporting a publicly funded system, all children in BC will have equitable access to quality early childhood educators.

ECEBC supports a publicly funded system which includes a range of service delivery models, all of which must be publicly accountable for the funds they receive. This includes fair compensation and working conditions for all early childhood educators.

ECEBC represents and supports early childhood educators who work in a variety of settings including, but not limited to childcare programs, preschools, post secondary institutions, StrongStart BC programs, supported child development, family child care, multi-age child care and public schools all of which operate under different auspices.

In order to advance the quality and professionalism of the early care and learning sector, ECEBC remains committed:

  1. To advance education by providing scholarships, bursaries, awards and other forms of financial assistance to students undertaking post secondary studies in early childhood education and care.
  2. To advance and provide professional development opportunities in early childhood education across the province through workshops, conferences and seminars.
  3. To educate and inform the public about early childhood education and care.
  4. To engage in the research, development and dissemination of educational resources in early childhood education.

ECEBC Position Paper

To view the position paper in its entirety please download the PDF below.

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