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.

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.

ECPN Newsletter Issue 2: Dec. 2021

The Here and Now: Reimagining Early Childhoods In Urgent Times

Posted On: Dec 15, 2021

Contributing to the government of British Columbia's ongoing consultation with childcare partners, the second issue from the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network invites readers to engage with theme #2 of BC child care plan—educators’ obligations and responsibilities towards difference and diversity. This issue provides critical questions to facilitate thinking about systemic exclusions of children and their families, as well as information on how to engage in the conversation and pedagogical events taking place in January 2022.

BC's Path to Universal Child Care: Episode #3

Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

In Episode 3 of Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre's BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast, Gyda Chud welcomes ECPN co-directors Kathleen Kummen and Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw and community pedagogist Teresa Smith to discuss how pedagogists support educators to co-construct curriculum with children and bring to life the vision of the BC Early Learning Framework. 

Bill 14, 2021: What else might this legislation generate for the field of early childhood education in BC?

Posted On: Nov 25, 2021

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 Newsletter Issue 1: Nov. 2021

The Here and Now: Reimagining Early Childhoods in Urgent Times

Posted On: Nov 15, 2021

Responding to the new pieces of early learning and child care legislation enshrined in BC law, the first issue from the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network invites readers to respond to Bill 14, 2021. The issue also poses questions that promote thinking about who is the child and educator that the new Act(s) are serving.