Class Notes

Vancouver Courier

Vision Vancouver trustee Sharon Gregson, who’s long called for a publicly funded early learning child care system, contacted me to say the Vancouver School Board recently passed a motion unanimously endorsing the Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Childcare. The Coalition of Childcare Advocates of B.C. and the Early Childcare Educators of B.C proposed the plan. It stresses the need for “additional, adequate and stable funding.”

The motion urges the premier, Ministry of Education and other provincial policy makers to commit to the plan’s vision and work with communities to begin its implementation. The board also commits to talk with employee groups about the plan.