The VIU ECEC Blog:
Welcome to the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) blog co-composed by students, faculty, and community members. We look forward to co-creating a vibrant space for (re)thinking ECEC and welcome contributions that invite multiple perspectives of children, families, teachers, and communities.
VIU ECEC Program Mission Statement:
The ECEC program at VIU offers meaningful, contextualized, and interwoven theory courses and extensive practica experiences to support students’ emerging knowledge and professional practice as they work with young children, families, and community partners in ways that are grounded in the principles of the BC Early Learning Framework, Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework, the ECEBC Code of Ethics, BC Child Care Sector Occupational Competencies, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, Child Care Licensing Regulation and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In doing so, we are committed to creating healthy, sustainable, democratic and socially just communities.
The Vancouver Island University ECEC community members gratefully acknowledge the traditional territories of Snuneymuxw First Nation, Tla’amin / Sliammon First Nation, and Quw’utsun Tribes, where our stories are lived and composed.