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BCACCS Workshops

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Assessment, Evaluation and Programming System

Best Practices in Aboriginal Early Childhood Programs

Community Asset Mapping

Designing Culturally Focused Early Childhood Curriculum

Enhancing Community Participation in Aboriginal ECD Programs

Introduction to Program Evaluation

Team-Building, Leadership, and Management


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    Selected BCACCS Publications

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    Developing Culturally Focused Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Programs  Icon
    Publication Date: 2000
    This handbook is essential reading for educators who want to integrate Aboriginal culture into early childhood programs. The author emphasizes that culture must be considered in all aspects of a program, including governance, policies, personnel selection, facility design, and budget planning. The handbook explains each of these aspects in detail, using examples of books and songs that educators can use.

    Preview only. Please contact the Resource Centre to order a hard copy of this resource. Also available for loan.

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    Handbook of Best Practices in Aboriginal Early Childhood Programs
    Publication Date: 2011
    This is a handbook of practical resources and strategies for those who are working in or who would like to work in Aboriginal early childhood development programs.

    Preview only. Please contact the Resource Centre to order a hard copy of this resource. Also available for loan.

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    Introduction to human resources management in First Nations’ early childhood development and care programs - BC Aborginal Child Care Society  Icon
    Publication Date: 2014
    "The study of training and retention issues revealed, among many other significant findings, an urgent need for professional development on the topic of human resource management. This resource is intended to assist the First Nations employers of early childhood personnel as well as the program managers of on-reserve early childhood programs."

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    Research Report: Licensing First Nations Early Childhood Programs  Icon
    Publication Date: 2013
    This research documents the perspectives and opinions of two groups with first-hand experience related to licensing First Nations’ early childhood programs: early childhood educators who work in these programs and licensing officers employed by regional health authorities to inspect the programs and ensure their compliance with the provincial regulations.

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    Summary Report: Occupational Standards and Fair Wages for BC First Nations Early Childhood Educators 2014  Icon
    Publication Date: 2014
    This report is a summary of a BCACCS research project that reveals several critical elements that are integral to the creation of Occupational Standards that are inclusive and reflective of First Nations culture. This report suggests that we can demonstrate our value of FN ECEs and address the complexities of their work with clear and comprehensive occupational standards that guide education and professional development and provide examples of equitable wage benchmarks that respond to present economic realities.

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    Training, Recruitment and Retention in the First Nations ECE Sector: A Report From the Frontlines  Icon
    Publication Date: 2012
    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.

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    Training, Recruitment and Retention in the First Nations ECE Sector: Background Paper  Icon
    Publication Date: 2012
    This project, supported by the First Nations Early Childhood Development Council (FNECDC), seeks to identify strategic actions and policy changes necessary to develop and maintain an effective, qualified early childhood development (ECD) workforce to deliver high quality services to all First Nations children and families in British Columbia


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