BC Early Learning Framework

This resource is a report.

The British Columbia Early Learning Framework describes the vision, pedagogical principles, and key areas of learning for children birth to five years (before school entry). The Framework was developed in partnership with the Ministries of Children and Family Development, Health, and Education.

The document was designed to be applicable to all early learning environments, including child care, StrongStart BC programs, and any other pre-school and early childhood development or child health program. The Framework helps programs build on their strengths and encourages in depth reflection on their practices and the development of children. Broadly speaking, the intended purposes of the Framework are to:

  • Support dialogue and reflection on the critical importance of development and learning of young children.
  • Serve as a tool for reflecting on and guiding early learning programs and activities.
  • Support discussion with and between families about their children’s early learning.
  • Guide professional development activities and investments.
  • Create a shared image of the child that can guide efforts to promote early learning at the local and provincial levels.

For more information visit the BC Ministry of Education website.