*Sp’e’qum [spay-come]: Children are regarded as a flower that needs nourishment, love and care. Think of our children as a garden, they need a place to show their beauty and pride. (Cowichan Coast Salish)
Brochure now available
Join us to celebrate 20 years of innovative professional development with our 10th conference in Canada for early childhood development and family support. The conference brochure is now available.
Our success reflects the powerful partnerships that we have formed across many communities: University of British Columbia, Infant Development Program, Aboriginal Infant Development Program, Sunny Hill Health Centre, BC Children’s Hospital, Family Support Institute and many more.
These partnerships allow us to address diverse topics of evidence based practice and research. The 2016 conference will continue to lead the field to improve skill development, practice and systems. Over the last 20 years there has been an explosion in research in areas of child development, child welfare, infant mental health, and family support. The conference has evolved from national to international participation.
This conference will be of interest to all those who work with young children and/or families, including but not limited to:
Aboriginal early childhood professionals
Early childhood educators
Family resource program staff
Infant development consultants
Book your stay at conference hotel
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2R7
A special rate of $149.00+taxes has been set aside for conference participants. Book your accommodation today to avoid disappointment. Call 1.888.421.1442 (North America) or 1.402.592.6464, or book online. Specify that you are booking under ‘Early Years 2016 Conference’ for the discounted rate.
The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is providing a limited number of bursaries for families on Vancouver Island. Submit a complete application form for this bursary by October 30, 2015.
UBC Interprofessional is offering a limited number of partial registration fee bursaries for professionals working with, or in the area of, young children and/or families. The bursaries will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date and time the bursary application is received by email or fax in our office. If you submit an application before October 30, 2015, you will be notified by November 26, 2015.
Please forward this information on to your colleagues who would benefit from participating. It would also be greatly appreciated if you would post the course information on your organization’s website.