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Envisioning quality in early learning: Essential actions for a national program

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Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. & Kummen, K.
Publication Date: 
15 Mar 2024


In this video, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw and  Kathleen Kummen, Co-Directors of the BC Early Childhood Pedagogy Network, call on the government to realize seven essential action points for early childhood education in Canada. These actions, offered with their colleagues at the Early Childhood Pedagogies Collaboratory, are aimed at ensuring that Canada’s child care plan focuses on education. They call on the government to implement these actions to create a national program that fully recognizes the educational aspect of early childhood education. The actions include advocating for better wages and professional development support for educators, developing provincial frameworks that reflect the realities of the 21st century, and linking early childhood centers to broader community issues. They emphasize the importance of education that prepares children for the future by addressing current global injustices.