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 Snapshot 2020-2022

Evaluation Brief

Posted On: Nov 30, 2022

Highlights participation within the community and postsecondary streams, between January 2020 and July 2022

'With the Gathering Tree' on CFJC Midday, Kamloops

Interview with ECPN Pedagogist Teresa Smith

Posted On: Nov 7, 2022

ECPN pedagogist Teresa Smith visits CFJC Midday show to share 'With the Gathering Tree', a local Kamloops vision of quality child care seen through the lens of children and early childhood educators.  

What might ‘quality childcare’ look like in Kamloops?

CBC Kamloops Daybreak with Doug Herbert

Posted On: Oct 20, 2022

ECPN pedagogist, Teresa Smith discusses how ​​​​​Provincially-funded programs in Kamloops are creating a local vision of quality child care. In discussion with CBC Kamloops Daybreak host Doug Herbert, Teresa Smith shares what could engagements with place offer a new vision for quality child care in Kamloops? The interview focuses on the exhibition, Dialogues with The Gathering Tree, which narrates the children’s efforts over four seasons to live well with a 50-year-old maple tree in the centre of their yard.

ECPN Newsletter Issue 7: August 2022

The Here and Now: Reimagining Early Childhoods in Urgent Times

Posted On: Aug 8, 2022

Issue # 7 of the Here & Now begins by wishing our early childhood colleagues an enjoyable and restorative summer, and recognizing the seriousness currently faced by many, trying to stay safe during heat warnings and/or being confronted by painful trauma reignited by Pope Francis’ apology to survivors and families for harmful legacies wrought by the Catholic-run Residential School system. This month's Here & Now responds to an unprecedented year of federal and provincial governments making bold and necessary moves to support the creation of a nationally-funded early learning and child care (ELCC) system.

A qualitative examination of early childhood educators’ participation in professional learning

Published Article

Posted On: Jul 15, 2022

This article (1) describes a model of professional learning trialed in western Canada that supports educators to engage with social constructionist scholarship on quality and (2) reports on the educators’ and pedagogical facilitators’ experiences with this model. Using a qualitative methodology, the article analyzes data from interviews, focus groups, and open-ended questionnaires completed by educators and pedagogical facilitators. The findings of this study have implications not only for the professional learning of early childhood educators but also for early education systems in Canada and abroad.

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

Published Article

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.