Bill 14, 2021: What else might this legislation generate for the field of early childhood education in BC?
On October 27, 2021, two new pieces of early learning and child care legislation were enshrined in British Columbia law. Putting political intention into formal legislation is an important step in holding government and policy makers accountable for promises made. But, how we enact the new legislation will determine the strength or weakness of the system we continue building together with early childhood education educators throughout the province. What else might this legislation generate for the field of early childhood education in BC?
ECPN Call to Action Regarding the Confirmation of More Burial Sites at Residential Confinement Institutions
A Call for an Ongoing Commitment to the TRUTH and ACTION
Indigenous peoples were, and continue to be, criminalised and targeted for removal from the land and their communities, but we are all inheritors of a national educational system founded on genocidal practices and participants in resisting and/or perpetuating ongoing process of colonial indoctrination and violence.
It is with heartful sadness that we write this message to our early childhood education colleagues in response to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation’s announcement of the preliminary findings regarding the unmarked burial site of 215 children who lost their lives at the Kamloops Residential School.
We, the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN), bear witness to the injustices of systemic racism in education – and in the specific educational contexts in which we work and live.