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Early Childhood Education Council (ECEC)

The Early Childhood Education Council (ECEC) is a council for Pre-K to grade 3 teachers and acts on behalf of young children and their teachers to promote excellence in education.

General Objectives
The objectives of the Early Childhood Education Council are to:
β€’ improve practice in the field early childhood education by increasing members’ knowledge and understanding;
β€’ foster the professional development of members through membership activities and services;
β€’ provide advice and expertise to the ATA on learning and working conditions, curriculum and teacher preparation as related to early childhood education; and
β€’ act through the ATA as an advocate for the advancement and promotion of early childhood education.

Facts About the ECEC
β€’ Our council represents teachers of ECS/K and Grades 1, 2 and 3.
β€’ We have 8 regionals representing all areas of the province.
β€’ We collaborate with Alberta Education to develop curriculum and support materials.
β€’ We are dedicated to providing professional development for our members, including an annual conference and regional activities.
β€’ We are strong advocates of the importance of early childhood education.

Activities
The ECEC encourages members to contribute opinions on matters relating to the education of young children. The Council also solicits input from other childcare professionals and fosters liaisons between these people and professional educators. The Council sponsors an annual conference designed to glean new and exciting ideas from teachers; the conference also facilitates the sharing of such information among members. At the regional level, the Council sponsors events and activities to encourage participation among members, thus allowing members to share information about early childhood education issues and resources.

Regionals
Calgary and District
Central West
Edmonton
Fort McMurray
Northeast
South East
South Peace
South West

Membership Includes
β€’ the professional journal Early Childhood Education;
β€’ Issues, Events and Ideas newsletter, which is published three to four times per year; and
β€’ reduced registration fees for conferences and workshops.

Publications
The ECEC publishes Issues, Events and Ideas newsletter and the Early Childhood Education Journal.