Planning and Invitations

School Districts and Communities will meet this Fall and begin the process of finding a focus and wonder child, building relationships with one another and both discovering the commonalities that exist among us in the social emotional realm with young children, as well as observe and understand the uniqueness amongst each other in our respective environments. 

This will and should look different in every community . 

Let’s Share: here are some invitations and plans that the Lower Mainland group consisting of:  Burnaby, Richmond and Vancouver as well as West Vancouver have started.

CR4YC 2018-2019

Networks and Gatherings 

CR4YC focuses on social and emotional well-being to improve outcomes for young children.

One of the CR4YC goals is to identify and apply a strengthened understanding of quality practices associated with improving the social and emotional well-being of young children.
Another goal is to increase the coherence in pedagogy between Early Childhood Educators and Primary Educators.

2018-2019 year 2

In year 2, we have 14 sites with 36 School Districts/Communities participating. Collectively these researchers are focusing on observations, relationships, pedagogical practices, collaborations and finding commonalities and unique characteristics amongst each other. 

Facilitators and Leads will assemble on October 4th to plan, coordinate, network and learn about the current research and resources available and bring back this information to their communities and members.  

Our collective this year includes:

Ministry of Education
Horizon Research and Evaluation
Maria LeRose and Associates
North Shore Early Years Centre
Reach Child and Youth Development Society
Sunshine Coast Community Services Society
United Way of the Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley Child Development Centre
Western Canada WE Schools
School District 8/Community: Kootenay Lake
School District 10/Community: Arrow Lakes
School District 22/Community: Vernon
School District 23/Community: Central Okanagan
School District 28/Community: Quesnel
School District 33/Community: Chilliwack
School District 34/Community: Abbotsford
School District 35/Community: Langley
School District 36/Community: Surrey
School District 38/Community: Richmond
School District 39/Community: Vancouver
School District 40/Community: New Westminster
School District 41/Community: Burnaby
School District 42/Community: Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
School District 43/Community: Coquitlam
School District 44/Community: North Vancouver
School District 45/Community: West Vancouver
School District 46/Community: Sunshine Coast
School District 47/Community: Powell River
School District 48/Community: Sea to Sky
School District 51/Community: Boundary
School District 52/Community: Prince Rupert
School District 53/Community: Okanagan Similkameen
School District 61/Community: Greater Victoria
School District 62/Community: Sooke
School District 63/Community: Saanich
School District 64/Community: Gulf Islands
School District 67/Community: Okanagan Skaha
School District 68/Community: Nanaimo-Ladysmith
School District 69/Community: Qualicum
School District 73/Community: Kamloops/Thompson
School District 78/Community: Fraser-Cascade
School District 82/Community: Coast Mountains
School District 83/Community: North Okanagan-Shuswap
School District 91/Community: Nechano Lakes




CR4YC Provincial Network Session May 2018

Looking back and looking forward.

With our pilot year ended, we gathered together at Burnaby North in May 2018 to share our learning, findings and excitements as we move into 2018-2019 with our expanding CR4YC group.

We were thrilled that Maria LeRose moderated the day for us. Honouring us with her special brand of warmth and welcoming as well as moderating our panel conversation,
highlighting some of the work from 2017-2018 CR4YChildren.



Panel guests:
Alison Bledsoe, Scott Stinson and Angela Meredith


Our pilot group consisted of three provincial cross-district sites and
8 school districts/communities who, with facilitators, early learning lead educators, educators and students paved the way for the current research and experiences we have to share as we move forward next year with 14 sites and 36 school districts/communities.

2017-2018: Lower Mainland: Burnaby, Richmond and Vancouver
South Okanagan: Okanagan Skaha and Okanagan Similkameen
Vancouver South Island: Sooke, Saanich and Victoria

Project leads:

  • Maureen Dockendorf, Ministry of Education
  • Resource team: Research and Evaluation: Sharon Jeroski (Horizon Research); Kim Schonert-Reichl (UBC-HELP)Supported by the Ministry of Education and the United Way

We are most thankful to our educators and students for forging the path forward.  We are excited to explore deeper in 2018-2019.


CR4YC Okanagan

Our site includes two school districts, SD53 Okanagan Similkameen, and SD67 Okanagan Skaha, early years community agencies, SenPokChin School in Oliver, Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School, and Little Paws Child Care and Preschool.

Today we met for our fourth meeting and explored the 7 facets in a variety of ways.  At each of the meetings we have collected pictures and stories of our children in each area using the strategy SEE-THINK-WONDER.

We also explored the Te Whariki Early Childhood Curriculum from New Zealand, and looked at how the big ideas connect with the
First Peoples Principles of Learning,
and used Inside-Outside Circle to talk about what we have done since time, what happened, what we learned and what we plan to do next.  

Thanks to Cindy, one of our amazing Strong Start educators for giving every person a set of emotion discs and Melia for packaging them up as beautiful Valentine gifts.