Call for Content – Reflecting on Quality Training Tool

Attention StrongStart BC facilitators!

The Ministry of Education is developing an online training module for the Reflecting on Quality tool. This online training tool will serve to support facilitators and district staff in completing the Reflecting on Quality assessment. In order to make this training as interactive and useful as possible, we need your help! We are looking for facilitators who are interested in providing us with one or more of the following types of content:

    • Photos of your StrongStart BC centre looking its best
    • Photos of artwork, projects and displays
    • Photos of children playing, collaborating, and learning (media release forms required – please send these along with appropriate documentation)
    • Photos of you and StrongStart BC families learning together (media release forms required – please send these along with appropriate documentation)
    • Respond to 1 or 2 short questions about your StrongStart BC program
    • Write about your experience as a StrongStart BC facilitator
    • Respond to one of the quality statements in the Reflecting on Quality tool
    • Write about a success, a challenge, or a program goal that you achieved
    • Have a parent, caregiver, or other school staff member write about their experience with StrongStart BC.
    • StrongStart BC will be at the ECEBC Conference 2015 on Saturday, May 2nd in Richmond, and we need a few volunteers to appear in a short video.
    • Talk on camera about your experience as a StrongStart BC facilitator
    • Don’t worry, we’ll edit the video and make you look great!

If you are interested in making a contribution please let me know by March 31, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact me at

We greatly appreciate all of your help, and thank you in advance for your time and effort.

Call for Applications – Community Child Car Seats Program

Child car seats are essential to vehicle safety, but they are often inaccessible to families and service providers in need.

The BCAA and United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) are once again working together to enhance the safety and well-being of children in BC.  As a result, BCAA and UWLM are launching the 2015 Community Child Car Seat Program (CCCSP).  

 The CCCS Program is for a non-profit agency or a community program that falls under that agency (not both). An agency or community program that supports families with children under the age of nine are invited to apply for child car seats. Successful applicants will receive child car seats at no cost for use within their program and/or for distribution to families in need.

 The deadline for applications is March 22, 2015.

 For information about the Community Child Car Seat Program and the application form, follow this link: Community Child Car Seat Program.