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Provincial Network Session

How we learn is how we are feeling. The research states this unequivocally.

~Kim Schonert-Reichl

On October 4th, 2018 we gathered for the Changing Results for Young Children Network Session.  This was an inspirational, fun-filled and busy day spent together. 

We were joined by District facilitators, Leads, Ministry staff, BCTF representatives, Early Learning partners. The day was joyfully hosted by Maria LeRose. 

Presentations and updates on current and future research as well as early childhood pedagogy were given by:

Kim Schonert-Reichl, Director of Human Early Partnership HELP UBC and Professor, UBC Faculty of Education presented: Promoting Young Children’s Social & Emotional Development and Well-Being.

Jane Bertrand, International expert on Early Childhood Education, MWMFF & Atkinson Centre, OISE and author of the PLAY TODAY Handbook (DRAFT) 
presented: The Power of Play Based Learning

We finished up the morning with an enlightening panel discussion moderated by interviewer and producer, Maria LeRose.  Our panel: Jennifer McCrea, Assistant Deputy Minister, Jane Bertrand and Kim Schonert-Reichl.

It was a day of connections, common understandings and planning as each of the facilitators and leads from the represented 42 districts and communities go back to their teams of educators with this information and to start their research. 

Guiding Documents

Early Learning Framework
7 facets poster

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.