Early Learning Projects
Learn more about initiatives that support Early Learning British Columbia:
Intended for families and their three- to five-year-old children, Ready, Set, Learn is all about fostering positive connections between families, the school system and local community services. Ready, Set, Learn events/activities offered by schools are intended to provide a fun, family-oriented atmosphere to support children and family transitions to school.
StrongStart BC provides free, drop-in programs for families and children. The program is designed for supporting high quality early learning experiences for families and children for playing and learning together.
Participating districts support teachers, educators and child care professionals to work together and learn from each other in support of social emotional well-being in young children.
The SEY2KT initiative provides opportunities for school districts and communities to work together in support of young children and their families. The program supports smooth transitions from home to school and operates in 12 school districts.
The Seamless Day Kindergarten (SDK) pilot program is intended to create a seamless (smooth) day for Kindergarten students by offering before- and after-school care within kindergarten classrooms. Teachers and Certified Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) provide care and learning support throughout the day
To help meet the need for child care professionals in B.C., school districts are expanding dual credit opportunities for high school students interested in early childhood education. Dual credit empowers learners to take post-secondary courses while earning their high school diploma.