Publications

From position papers, media and statements to articles and chapters please view a listing of publications below or visit ECPN's annual reports page.

ECPN Newsletter Issue 6: May/June 2022

The Here and Now: Reimagining Early Childhoods in Urgent Times

Posted On:Jun 15, 2022

Issue #6 of the Here & Now, ECPN’s newsletter engages with Reimagining the role of ‘educating early childhood educators’ in BC. Last month’s edition of the Here & Now highlighted issues raised by ECEBC’s call to radically reimagine The Role of the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in British Columbia. This month’s issue extends this important conversation by asking: what kind of education might need to be in place to realize this new vision?

Too Academic? Too Hard to Pronounce? The Un/familiar Language of Pedagogy

Posted On:Jun 13, 2022

In working with educators and student educators, authors ECPN Co-Directors Veronica Pacini-Ketchebaw and Kathleen Kummen often hear about struggles with language. Concepts such as pedagogy, colonialism, neoliberalism, and common worlds are terms used in the BC Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN) that are often met with hesitation. They are words that do not feel “natural” to many educators, yet we see them as vital to the project of early education. In this article, we want to open a conversation by arguing that reading difficult texts is worth the struggle.

ECPN Newsletter Issue 5: Mar./Apr. 2022

The Here and Now: Reimagining Early Childhoods in Urgent Times

Posted On:Apr 15, 2022

The fifth issue of Here and Now engages with critical questions that consider a new vision of the role of the educator in connection with the role of the pedagogist, as a professional figure who walks with educators and young children along the path of reconsidering what it means to live well together within the here and now of a rapidly changing world.

The Role of the Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia

Posted On:Mar 1, 2022

"View ECEBC's position paper on the Role of the Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia. This position paper is a visionary document that disrupts and reinvents the traditional language of early childhood education. In doing so, it is intended to shift dominant narratives of early education and inspire thoughtful dialogues with early childhood educators about the lively potentialities of their evolving role." (ECEBC, 2022)

ECPN Newsletter Issue 4: Feb. 2022

The Here and Now: Reimagining Early Childhoods in Urgent Times

Posted On:Feb 15, 2022

This fourth issue from the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network responds to the BC Government’s commitment to invest $125,000 to expand the Just Be Four (Just B4) early childhood education program. The Just B4 programs are licensed BC half-day early years programs for children entering kindergarten the following year. With the introduction of this initiative, there is an opportunity to ask critical questions regarding the values that shape early childhood education policy.

Early childhood educator challenges

The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn

Posted On:Jan 20, 2022

Early childhood educators say workers are leaving the field en masse as burnout continues to plague the sector. We hear from the Chair of the School of Education and Childhood Studies at Capilano University.

ECPN Newsletter Issue 3: Jan. 2022

The Here and Now: Reimagining Early Childhoods in Urgent Times

Posted On:Jan 15, 2022

This third issue from the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network responds to Canada's transition towards a universal child care system. The Network notes that a just transition requires clarity on how moving to a publicly funded national public system will be capable of honouring the needs and realities of local communities. Specific to BC, the Network suggests this means supporting early childhood educators who have high levels of education and ongoing professional development to promote understandings of the important role they play in upholding the vision and commitments to young children and their families as highlighted in the BC Early Learning Framework.