VIU expands Early Childhood Education to meet community care needs

May 9, 2019

Vancouver Island University is expanding its Early Childhood Education and Care Program to its Powell River campus. A release states that VIU has partnered with the local ECEC community, the City of Powell River’s Municipal Council, the Tla’amin Nation and School District 47 to establish the program’s delivery. Additionally, the government is offering a number of funding opportunities for students, including a $1K reimbursement in the event of lost wages for practicum experience. “The government has made it a priority to increase daycare seats and educate ECE practitioners to improve the quality of care for children and to support ECE practitioners once they are in the field,” said Sheila Grieve, VIU Chair of the ECEC program. VIU (BC)