public opinion

Early learning and child care engagement

Early Learning and Child Care Engagement BC
Location:
Online, Pacific Time BC
CA
Event date: 
1 Dec 2021 - 6:30pm

British Columbia is committed to the well-being, care, and learning of children. That’s why we’re working to make child care available to anyone who wants it, at a price they can afford. 

Childcare BC Vision

The vision for year 10 of Childcare BC is all children and families will benefit from child care that is:

  • Affordable and well supported so that families pay no more than $10/day per child, or less for lower-income families, for licensed care
  • The best start delivered by highly qualified professionals who have the training, knowledge, skills and abilities to deliver high-quality, culturally safe and enriching settings aligned with BC’s Early Learning Framework
  • Open to every child and every family with inclusive care for children up to and including age 12 and higher where needed
  • Available and reliable with staff that receive appropriate pay and recognition to deliver a service that families, communities and employers can depend on
  • Responsive and respectful to Indigenous jurisdiction over child care for Indigenous children and families
  • Accessible and inclusive to children of all backgrounds and abilities

We Want to Hear From You

As the Province advances its Childcare BC Plan, the Ministries of Children and Family Development and Education want to hear from a broad range of child care partners – from child care providers, community service partners, parent organizations, school districts and child care advocates. We value your input and would like to know what you think is most critical as we continue to evolve early learning and child care in British Columbia.

Ways to Participate

We’re hosting a series of activities to hear directly from B.C.’s child care partners. Subscribe (on the top right-hand corner of this page or at the bottom of the page on mobile devices) to be notified of upcoming participation opportunities.

1. Attend the virtual Information Session

What is it? Virtual facilitated webinar for early learning and child care partners with information sharing, panel discussion, Q&A session, and electronic input into future sessions.

When is it? December 1, 2021, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Please register here

2. Participate in a self-paced feedback session

What is it? An opportunity for early learning and child care partners to provide self-paced feedback on a range of topics in a way that works best for their busy schedules.

When is it? Launching December 2, 2021 and open until February 15, 2022

3. Attend a virtual workshop on a specific topic of most interest to you

What is it? A series of interactive, facilitated and virtual sessions focused on a single topic, where partners can provide feedback on questions using an interactive whiteboard. We will use digital tools to capture feedback during the sessions.

When is it? Coming in the New Year

What will we do with the feedback you provide?

We value your input. Feedback collected throughout this engagement will be used to support decision-making on the future of early learning and child care in B.C. Any follow-up information, including summaries and results of consultation will be shared on this page.

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Quelles sont les attentes des parents envers leur municipalité?

Event poster with a photo of a family flying the kite on a green field
Location:
Online, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
CA
Event date: 
2 Sep 2021 - 12:00pm

EXCERPTS

En vue des élections municipales du 7 novembre prochain, l'équipe de l'Observatoire s'est posé la question: quelles sont les attentes des familles à l'égard de leurs prochains élus? Pour le savoir, nous avons sondé 1001 parents de partout au Québec! Pour discuter des résultats de notre sondage et de comment les municipalités peuvent agir pour influencer la qualité de vie des familles, nous avons convié plusieurs élus ayant déployé des actions inspirantes afin de répondre aux préoccupations des familles de leur territoire. 

Nous vous invitons à venir échanger avec eux le 2 septembre prochain à 12h lors d'un webinaire animé par Emmanuelle Latraverse.

Au menu: une présentation des faits saillants du sondage par Marilou Denault, conseillère principale, Communications et affaires publiques de l'Observatoire des tout-petits, suivi d'un panel et période de questions animé par Emmanuelle Latraverse, analyste politique et chroniqueuse, avec:

  • Martin Bordeleau, maire de Saint-Côme, qui a piloté l'implantation d'un projet de CPE qui a impliqué des responsables de services de garde éducatifs en milieux familiaux, l'école du village, la commission scolaire et le CLSC;
  • Patrick Paulin, conseiller municipal à Victoriaville, qui nous parlera de l'implication de la Ville à la Table de concertation Enfance-Famille d'Arthabaska;
  • Julie Pressé, mairesse de la municipalité de Fortierville, au sujet du projet de la Charte municipale pour la protection de l'enfance qu'elle a lancée en collaboration avec la Fédération québécoise des municipalités et Espace MUNI.
  • Stéphanie Watt, conseillère à la Ville de Montréal, arrondissement de Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, qui nous parlera de la démarche de consultation, notamment auprès d'enfants, en vue de réaliser un nouvel espace public pour enfants;

Soyez des nôtres pour échanger avec nos panélistes et leur poser vos questions ! 

CLIQUEZ ICI pour m'inscrire au webinaire du 2 septembre à 12h00.

Contact name: 
Marilou
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
514-978-7367
Region: 

Evidence-based message strategies to increase public support for state investment in early childhood education: Results from a longitudinal panel experiment

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Author: 
Niederdeppe, J., Winett, L. B., Xu, Y., Fowler, E. F., & Gollust, S. E.
Online Document Type: 
Research, policy & practice