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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

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

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

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

Curbing Consumerism in Childhood

Posted: February 17th, 2012

Spring Cleaning. It always reminds me that I have survived another gluttonous gift getting season by way of taking stock of what is now unloved, discarded and un-needed in order to de-clutter and simplify. It is easy to buy into manufactures claims of quality in their products when combined with...more

Fantasy vs. Reality

Posted: April 10th, 2012

Most adults have a pretty good grip on the difference between fantasy and reality. We can easily separate and make sense of stories that are made up and embellished from those which are factual and based on reality. We are so comfortable with our sense of fantasy and reality that we may not...more

Girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice...

Posted: November 15th, 2011

Little Ella glances at her mother’s face and stops. She was hot on the path to the forbidden bookcase to take another of daddy’s books out—a new favourite game. However, her mother’s mere expression stopped her. According to Louann Brizendine’s “The Female Brain,” Ella is typical of two year old...more

Golden Opportunity for Child Care - City Hall Rally

Posted: May 26th, 2015

Last night, Monday May 25, Early Childhood Educators, gathered at City Hall in Campbell River with their children, partners, friends, parents and anyone else who was urged to be there. They took hold of a golden opportunity to show our local government that a plan is needed that addresses the...more

Happy Halloween

Posted: October 31st, 2011

My tricksters 12 years ago.And…..they still like decorating pumpkins today.  Keep traditions alive in your family, little or big, children value them as they grow older.Happy Halloween, be safe tonight!more
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