Publications & Resources

The most current FNECDC publications & resources are detailed below.

Introduction to Human Resources Management in First Nations/ Early Childhood Development and Care Programs

This publication was created by the BC Aboriginal Childcare Society for the FNECDC to assist the First Nations employers of early childhood personnel as well as the program managers of on-reserve early childhood programs.  Designed with the needs of First Nations communities in mind, it addresses responsibilities of employers and program managers, employers’ legal obligations, managers’ responsibilities, salaries, planning, recruiting, orientation and discipline.

BC First Nations Early Childhood Educator Occupational Standards, 2014 First Edition

Reflecting input from First Nations and non-First Nations early childhood educators at focus broup discussions, as well as a review of current literature, this publication identifies standards developed for the early childhood sector relating to the following themes: Child Development, Learning and Care; Equipment and Facilities; Family and Community Relations; Working as a Member of a Team; Personal and Professional Development; and Record Keeping.

Summary Report: Occupational Standards and Fair Wages for First Nation Early Childhood Educators

First Nations Early Childhood Development Council (FNECDC) and BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) are jointly releasing a research report that addresses fair wages and occupational standards for First Nation early childhood educators. The study reveals several critical elements that are integral to the creation of Occupational Standards that are inclusive and reflective of First Nations culture and ECE practice.
News Release
Summary Report

Licensing First Nations’ Early Childhood Programs

This research documents the perspectives and opinions of two groups with first-hand experience related to licensing First Nations’ early childhood programs: early childhood educators who work in these programs and licensing officers employed by regional health authorities to inspect the programs and ensure their compliance with the provincial regulations.
Licensing First Nations’ Early Childhood Programs Report

First Nations ECD Framework

Building upon a decade of consultations and research with First Nations communities, the FNECDC developed the BC First Nations Early Childhood Development Draft Framework in 2009.  The second edition of the Framework This document was created with the knowledge that it would be useful in advising and advocating for First Nations ECD programs and services throughout the province.  The Framework outlines clear principles, goals and strategies that can be implemented as actionable items to support the development and enhancement of First Nations ECD programs and services across the province.
The BC FNECD Framework

First Nations Early Childhood Development Council Annual Report

The First Nations Early Childhood Development Council annual reports which provide a report of the Council’s ongoing annual efforts.
2013-2014 Annual Report
2012-2013 Annual Report

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference is a document that describes the structure of the First Nations Early Childhood Development Council as well as the main purpose of the organization. It details the Council’s mission and our vision for First Nations children across the province of British Columbia. Both short and long term goals for the Council’s work are listed here. Action items are included to help facilitate the achievement of goals.  This document also details the decision-making process and formal procedures undertaken by the FNECDC. Finally, the Terms of Reference also touch on reporting and accountability measures followed by the Council.
FNECDC Terms of Reference-March 2013

Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is the document that describes the intended common purpose and line of action of the FNECDC. It is an agreement that all First Nations community representatives must sign in order to be considered members with full voting privileges at Council meetings. The obligation of the signatories is to advocate for the improvement of Early Childhood Development opportunities for First Nations children.
FNECDC’s – Memorandum of Understanding

Training and Retention in the First Nations ECE Sector: A Report from the Frontlines

In honour of the first Family Day in British Columbia, First Nations Early Childhood Development Council (FNECDC) is releasing its newest research report: Training and Retention in the First Nations ECE Sector: A Report from the Frontlines.

The goal of this research was to gain better understanding of the quality and First Nations cultural content of the training being provided to Early Childhood Eductors at accredited Post – secondary intitutions in British Columbia.  A secondary intent was to examine the many facotrs currently influencing First Nations workplace retention for these Educators.

Early Childhood Development (ECD) researchers in BC and across the world have long agreed that the critical time for laying the foundations for life – long learning, health, happiness and well – being occurs between the ages of 0 – 6.

First Nations traditions recognize and value that parents and extended family are children’s first teachers.  Yet, we also know that First Nations ECD programs enhance a child’s early learning experinece by including structured curriculum with traditions, culture andd languages.  Those programs that are able to hire and retain high quality Early Childhood educators offer an even greater benefit to children and families.

Please find the report below and share it with your community.

Formal Release to support HR Report


First Nations Early Childhood Development Council Newsletters

This Newsletter is to inform Council members of any upcoming events, news or meetings and to also streamline the amount of information that is distributed to the Council members.  The information within the newsletter is shareable, so, please feel free to distribute with your communities.
Edition 1
Edition 2