Success By 6 South Vancouver Island

 

Welcome!  Success By 6, South Vancouver Island is working together with the local early years' community to support children and families, helping to ensure all young children and their families in our region have the supports they need to succeed throughout life.

Using research our community council has developed a strategic plan that identifies priority areas of focus to work on collaboratively and how we can start to strengthen, enhance and integrate our existing early childhood services to make them work for today's families. In addition to providing funds for local early years programs and projects, our local councils carries out a wide range of activities and research. Our communities, families and children our unique and so are the activities and priorities we support and offer to them.

Announcements: 

May is Child care Month! “May is Child Care Month in B.C., an opportunity to highlight the importance of improving access to affordable, quality child care throughout the province. Under the new Childcare BC plan — which aims to create more licensed spaces, while improving quality and affordability for families — the first step has been to lower child care costs to provide some relief to families.

To read more of the Minister's Statement: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018CFD0017-000795

Province proposes changes to improve Indigenous child welfare Indigenous communities will have greater involvement in child-welfare decisions to help keep their children out of care, safe in their home communities, and connected to their cultures under proposed legislation changes that were announced by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). To read more: http://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018CFD0015-000722

ABC’s For New Parents resources: The book cover and full text of the book can be found here, so that you can determine if this resource is of interest to your organization.

This App Can Tell You the Indigenous History of the Land You Live On Indigenous History of the Land You Live On

Help Your Child Succeed With Free Money For Their Education Start your child’s higher education savings today!!!

Now all B.C. kids born in 2006 or later can get the provincial B.C. Training & Education Savings Grant at age 6, 7 or 8. Over 250,000 kids in B.C. also may be able to access money for their post-secondary education savings through the federal government’s Canada Learning Bond. Yes, it’s FREE MONEY for families to get savings started, even when they have no money of their own to contribute. You only need to set up an Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) account to apply for and receive the money. Without an RESP, kids miss out on the federal and provincial education savings incentives they are entitled to receive from the government. http://www.uwlm.ca/smartsaver-uwbc/ Nominations

 Learning Opportunities:

Navigating Our World Through the Lens of Early Childhood. It’s Our Moment
May 3 – 5, 2018
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, BC

 West Kootenay Early Years Conference

May 25 – 26, 2018
(TBA) Nelson, BC

Federation of Community Social Services of BC’s June Conference

June 21, 2018
21 Lakeshore Drive West
Penticton, BC

 National Symposium on Child Well-being

August 20 – 21, 2018
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

 

22nd Annual BCAPOP Conference
October 4 – 6, 2018
Westin Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC