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A New Service for BC Families Comes to Campbell River

Posted: January 9th, 2012

Launched just recently in October 2011, Strongest Families BC is a new service for children with mild to moderate behaviour problems (ages 3-12). Strongest Families is delivered to parents and/or caregivers via telephone in the comfort and privacy of their own homes at times that are best for the...more

Active Play for Families

Posted: January 30th, 2012

A fundamental part of raising a happy and healthy family is to provide active opportunities for children and youth. The benefits of activity are endless and encouraging everyday fitness and activity for your children will set the foundation for an active life through adulthood and this is an...more

Attachment in Childcare: Feeling at Home

Posted: March 15th, 2012

Childcare is often times a secondary home to many children in our society. Families come to rely heavily on this service to meet their children’s day-to-day needs in a variety of ways including socialization. Even families who do not rely on childcare seek social opportunities for their preschool...more

Autism Outreach Parent/Caregiver Workshop

Posted: August 19th, 2012

The Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) is hosting an Autism Outreach Parent/Caregiver Workshop in Campbell River on December 13-14, 2012: Royal Canadian Legion: 301-11th Avenue. The Parent/Caregiver Workshops are part of the second phase of the Autism Outreach Program and will...more

Beyond Books: The Power of Literacy

Posted: January 26th, 2012

My second son has never shown the interest in books and reading that my first did, so until now, I never had to consider the depths of literacy really. With a first-born who was drinking in language and all things wordy since toddlerhood, and grew to be an avid novel reader by age 8, I was...more

Books For Babes

Posted: January 16th, 2012

Our first experiences have a lasting impression and influence how we respond and feel about all things in our lives. If we identify something we are afraid of, for instance, and trace it back to our earliest memory of it, there is a good chance we had a negative experience with it. That is why it...more

Boys are Made of Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails...

Posted: October 11th, 2011

Across the decades, parents have been caught up in zeitgeists which sometimes prescribe: “boys will be boys” and at other times dismiss gender differences entirely. Louann Brizendine’s The Male Brain looks at boys through a brain development perspective and pushes us to consider the idea that we...more

Celebrating May as Child Care Month

Posted: May 16th, 2012

May is the month we celebrate and honour our most valued citizens, our child care providers!  Caring for children is often rewarding and challenging work. Early Childhood Educators support and enrich the lives of families and the development of children. ECEBC and the BCGEU is proud to celebrate...more

Child Care and Early Learning Critical to Healthy Development

Posted: May 21st, 2015

Child care and early education is a critical component to a healthy British Columbian society, and it is currently in crisis and needs public commitment and political will to address it.  The $10 Plan is a 10 year strategy to do this.WHAT ABOUT THE COST?On February 17, 2015, Finance Minister Mike...more
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