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Briefing Session for FCC on The Emerging Plan for an Integrated Early Care & Learning in BC
In October 2010 the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) and the Canadian Child Care Advocates of BC (CCCABC) released their “Emerging Plan for an Integrated Early Care & Learning in BC”. Briefing sessions regarding the plan were held throughout BC. We attended two of the first briefing sessions where many questions from different sectors of the child care community were asked. Due to a very short question and answer period, our members’ questions concerning family child care remained unanswered or weren’t addressed. Our board of directors decided to ask ECEBC and CCCABC to hold a briefing session exclusively for family child care providers. Realizing that this was an issue that will affect all FCC providers we mobilized our members to phone and invite all FCC providers, Licensed and Non-License, in and around Vancouver to come and join us.
On March 5th 2011, members and board of directors of UFCCPS and many other FCC providers in the neighboring cities gathered together at Little Sprouts FCC in Coquitlam to attend the briefing session regarding Early Care and Learning (EC & L), Early Years Center ( EYC).
Sharon Gregson and Bev Superle from CCCABC and ECEBC were the two representatives who accommodated and answered some of the questions raised during the briefing session. They have assured the group that all their concern will be considered.
Here are some of the questions and concerns that were asked.
- What is going to happen to FCC providers who don’t have ECE? Would there be training initiatives or support given to FCC providers in order for us to comply with requirements. E.g. bursaries for FCC providers willing to take ECE.
- For those FCC providers who don’t want to be under the EYC (Early Year Center), what are the options for them to stay as FCC providers in the community?
- Part of your plan is to develop a workforce with (Bachelor) BECEs and a diploma in Early Childhood Education. What happens to us who holds a certificate in ECCE?
- Were there any representatives in the Family Child Care sector (e.g. BC Family Child Care Association) in the making of this proposed plan?
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