Life Experience and Healthy Brain Development: Public Lecture and Discussion
FRP-BC is partnering with HIPPY Canada to present a public engagement series focusing on how early life experiences affect healthy brain development. This two-part public engagement series is an opportunity to participate in a stimulating dialogue presenting up-to-date information about early childhood brain development and to learn strategies and techniques to help support your community in raising a healthy generation of children.
October 12, 2016: Join us for a free public lecture at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue featuring Dr. Judy Cameron. Dr. Cameron will discuss how programs, such as HIPPY, that teach young children social-emotional, problem-solving, and language skills, help them develop strong brain circuits from which they will continue to benefit from throughout their lives. Following the lecture will be a panel discussion with Kim Hetherington and Lucy Lemare.
October 12, 2016: Dr. Judy Cameron will deliver a workshop from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at Simon Fraser University's downtown campus in the Segal Building. In the workship she will use engaging, hands-on educational materials to demonstrate how effects of experiences on brain development can be taught to audiences with a variety of educational and cultural backgrounds. Dr. Cameron has developed a series of educational tools that work well in community settings including hands-on learning activities, animated videos showing how the brain develops, the toxic impact of high stress on brain development, and how building strong relationships with children helps buffer the impact of stresses.
Want to see what's going on in the sector? Check out our September newsletter for information on
- Free / cheap training opportunities
- Information about a study on children's physical activity
- Our upcoming AGM
- Job opportunities
- and more!
The BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs (BCAPOP) is hosting their 20th annual conference and annual general meeting this year from October 26 to 28. The theme will be "Supporting Diverse Needs with Compassion, Knowledge and Skill".
This conference will have some amazing training, learning, and networking opportunities so don't miss it!
Check out the conference package here.
To register, click here.
We're excited to be able to give our members access to an incredible training opportunity! The Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMPH) team at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is offering a 15-part training in infant mental health. Normally, this training is $1,600 for members of IMPH, and $2,000 for non-members. However, IMPH has generously agreed to let our members have access to it at a huge discount:
We are making this training available to FRP-BC members for $160--a 90% discount.
The fee gets you access to the training for unlimited staff at your agency. Please contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in registering. We only have a limited number of spots for our members, so act quickly!
Find more information about the training here: http://www.imhpromotion.ca/TrainingEvents/IMHCommunityTraining.aspx.
Also note that this training is free for all agencies funded by PHAC through CAPC or CPNP.
Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) is happy to host two webinars. The first, (Re)-Introducing the EDI Part 1 will take place on August 23, and the second, (Re)-Introducing the EDI Part 2 will be on September 21.
At the Early Years Conference 2014 the provincial government officially announced the launch of the provincial Office for the Early Years. At this conference the government had a feedback form and FRP-BC has provided Feedback on the draft criteria for the Early Years Centres.
Officially announced last week at the Early Years Conference. The information table presented by the provincial government included a feedback form that is due this Friday (February 7th).
FRP-BC will be submitting our feedback.
BC Families Agenda
Building a Sustainable Quality Early Years Strategy to Support BC Families
Early Years Strategy
The Families First Agenda
Through a UWLM Public Policy Grant, the BC Association of Family Resource Programs will provide leadership and support to manage a three-year ECD policy development initiative. We are committed to working with others to advance a provincial framework of Child Care, Early Learning and Family Support.
Presentation delivered at the September 19 First Call Roundtable Meeting <Click Here>
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education <click here>
Common Sense Changes Encourage Work, Protect Vulnerable Families - BC Government Newsroom
Download MCFD's Operational & Strategic Directional Plan
FRP-BC submts letter to Deputy Minister Stephen Brown in response to the MCFD Service Plan.
Developed in partnership between MCFD and FRP-BC. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of early years program service delivery in BC and examine the integration of early years programs and services in other jurisdictions. The report examines the following research question: Based on experiences described in other jurisdictions, what are the key enabling elements for promoting and maintaining successful integration of early years programs and services?