Programs & Services - Early Learning - Early Learning Advisory Committee
Early Learning Advisory Committee
In 2006, when the Ministry of Education expanded the mandate of school districts to include early learning, the District Early Learning Advisory Committee (ELAC) was established. Since early childhood was relatively unchartered territory for the District, an invitation to join the committee went out to members of the New Westminster Early Childhood Development Committee and Douglas College’s Early Childhood Development Department to support the District in the development of a District Early Learning Vision. The committee explored:
“What we Know” about effective early learning practices;
“What we Believe” about early learning;
“What we Want” for early learning in our school district and our community; and, ”
“What we Do”, which resulted in a plan of action that the District would initiate.
This process resulted in the development of the District Early Learning Vision. Each year this vision is reviewed and based on existing realities, priorities for the coming year are established.