BC Aboriginal Child Care Society

Our Mission

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) is a Centre of Excellence for Indigenous early learning. As a Centre of Excellence, BCACCS provides training, resources, research and services that empower communities to increase capacity, quality and access for early learning and development programs. Through leadership and expertise, we champion the rights of Indigenous children.

Who We Are

We are committed to nurturing excellence through community outreach, education, research and advocacy, to ensure every Indigenous child in BC has access to spiritually enriching, culturally relevant, high quality early learning and child care services.

We believe in supporting communities, programs and services to ensure every Indigenous child has a healthy, happy start in life so they thrive within their families, communities and nations.

Because we value children, we work with all our partners to ensure that Indigenous early learning and child care services across the province are delivered with the highest quality of current and promising practice.

Our Vision

Healthy, happy, First Nations children and their families are supported by regionally-driven early learning and child care systems—rooted in Indigenous languages and cultures, and determined and governed by First Nations.

What we Know

We know that child care strengthens Indigenous children and families and is an essential building block for the social fabric of our communities.

We know that in order for child care services to be impactful they must be sustainably funded, determined by community, and accountable.

We know that our children have a right to high quality child care services that are Indigenous-led, culturally based, affordable, and reflect community needs.

The work we do every day helps ensure that Indigenous children and families have access to the programs they need.

Scenario-based learning allows learners to view situations from different perspectives, encouraging thoughtful reflection. Applying learning in a more practical way can help to build confidence and gives the learner the ability to transfer knowledge to real-life work. You will see how best practices might look in action, determine alternate strategies you could implement in these situations, and reflect on your own experiences as a care provider.

Your task is to take on the perspective of the provider within the scenario and determine:

  • What worked well?
  • What, if anything, could be done differently?

Remember, it is not the job of providers to diagnose children. Instead, we can do our best to create safe childcare ecosystems that promote social emotional well-being and support children and their diverse range of behaviours. This will be important to keep in mind while navigating the scenarios in Module 4.