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Education & Training

We offer training designed to help parents, early childhood educators, and support staff enhance the services they provide for Indigenous children and families.

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BCACCS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Our Time, Our Stories, Our Children

Every year we hold a conference to bring together professionals in the field of Indigenous early learning and child care. The focus of this event is training that translates our culturally rich traditions into programs and services that are immersed in our cultures and led by our communities.

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BCACCS WORKSHOPS

Training is offered to groups and communities by request and are provided on-site at both on and off-reserve communities. To learn more or book a workshop fill out the form or call 604-913-9128 if you do not have access to the internet.

Interested in accessing other training opportunities? Sign up for weekly updates, visit the Early Years Professional Development Portal, or register to attend our annual conference.

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ECE TRAINING INSTITUTIONS

There are several academic institutions across BC that offer Early Childhood Education programs with a focus on the teaching of and caring for Indigenous children:

Native Education College
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Northern Lights College

Other institutions have Early Childhood Education programs that offer an Indigenous perspective:

Northwest Community College
College of New Caledonia
University of Victoria
Vancouver Island University

For more information on other approved training institutions offering Early Childhood Education Programs visit the Ministry of Children and Family Development website.

Indigenous Early Childhood Development Funding

Get in touch with your community council, the school’s financial aid department, and the Indigenous student liaison to find out what funding is available to you.

Certification

Early Childhood Educators are professionals and require certification. Find out more about how to apply, renew, and maintain ECE certification.

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