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Jan Blaxall, MASc, RECE, AECEO.C

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Dominion Learning Institute of Canada

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Early Years Professional Development Centre

 

Recruitment and Retention Challenges and Strategies

Author: Child Care Human Resource Sector Council

2009 - Recruitment and retention is a long-standing and well-documented challenge facing the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.  An accurate understanding of workforce shortages—the number of ECEC workers needed across Canada—and the implications of these shortages is critical in order to address this challenge. 

Training and Retention in the First Nations ECE Sector: A Report from the Frontlines

Author: BC Aboriginal Child Care Society -Prepared for the First Nations Early Childhood Development Council - November 2012

Report: Published with permission of First Nations Early Childhood Development Council

Training and Retention in the First Nations ECE Sector: A Report from the Frontlines is the result of research that gathered first-hand information from professionals working in the field of Aboriginal Early Childhood Education (ECE). The specific aim of this research was to assess aspects related to the training and retention of Early Childhood Educators in First Nations Communities across British Columbia. The research generated recommendations to guide strategic planning and policy changes to encourage new Aboriginal educators to join the field, to reduce barriers to training, and to retain qualified staff.

Adult to Child Ratios for Licensed Child Care Centres and Licensed Family Child Care Centres

Author: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development

Report: Published with permission of Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development

This report provides an overview of the adult to child ratios in each province and territory across Canada.

Occupational Standards For ECE Administrators

Author: Child Care Sector Human Resource Sector Council

2013

Occupational Standards describe what a person in a particular occupation must know and be able to do to be considered ‘competent’ in the occupation – that is, the skills and knowledge required to do their job effectively, safely and
properly.

The State of Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada 2012

Author: Carolyn Ferns & Martha Friendly

Report: Published with permission of Martha Friendly

This report provides a snapshot of the “state of” Canadian ECEC in 2012, the year for which the most recent reliable data are available. This document outlines key trends, patterns and policy shifts in Canadian ECEC’s organization and governance: the demographic context, child care spaces, public funding, parent fees, integration of care and early education, ownership or auspice, Aboriginal child care, human resources and unionization.

Review of Early Learning Frameworks in Canada

Author: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development

Report: Published with permission of Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development

This overview is organized around 20 sections highlighting the process, audience, theoretical approaches, developmental areas, resources and supports for each framework. It is not intended for comparison but to showcase the rich body of work that had as emerged from Canada’s early childhood sector. 

Stepping Stones to School: AHS to Kindergarten Transition Toolkit

Toolkit: Published with permission of Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC

2012

The start of kindergarten can be both an exciting and worrisome time for children and families as they step into new worlds, new beginnings. For Aboriginal children and families, the transition to kindergarten can be experienced much differently from their non-Aboriginal counterparts.  This ‘Stepping Stones to School’ toolkit is intended to engage all those involved in the transition process, including children, families, AHS staff and early childhood educators, teachers and school staff, in recommended practices that contribute to a smooth transition for Aboriginal children and parents.

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