ELFrameworkB.C. has updated the Early Learning Framework to recognize the new realities of children, families and communities. The new framework was developed in collaboration with early childhood educators, primary teachers, academics, Indigenous organizations, Elders, government and other professionals.

It includes several key changes:

Play Today Activities (designed by MPSD StrongStart Team):



Changing Possibilities for Young Children – Social Emotional Learning Focus

Changing Possibilities for Young Children (CP4YC) is a partnership between The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) and was initiated in the fall of 2017.

CP4YC is based on the successful Changing Results for Young Readers framework that was implemented in 57 BC School Districts from 2012 – 2015.  CP4YC is a collaborative inquiry project that brings together Community-based Early Childhood Educators, Strong Start Facilitators, and Kindergarten Teachers who are released to work collaboratively in six joint professional learning sessions with release time provided by the CP4YC Project.

CP4YC focuses on social and emotional well-being to improve outcomes for young children. One of the CP4YC goals is to identify and apply a strengthened understanding of quality practices associated with improving the social and emotional well-being of young children. Another goal is to increase the coherence in pedagogy between Early Childhood Educators and Primary Educators.​ (Source: CP4YC website, Nov.2021)

Session Slides 2022/23:

CP4YC Oct 2022

CP4YC Nov 2022

Nov 2022 Video Links

CP4YC January 2023

CP4YC February 2023

CP4YC April 2023

CP4YC May 2023


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2023 Issues:


Play to Learn Activities (designed by MPSD StrongStart Team):

The MPSD StrongStart team has prepared a variety of fun and easy learning activities families can do at home. Several have links to short, engaging videos.

Creative Exploration:

Healthy Choices:

Music and Movement:

Noticing Print:




Social and Emotional Learning:

Talking and Reading Together:


ECE Cultural Competency Program:

A 5 part series of cultural competency video modules for Early Childhood Educators, which were created via a partnership between the Musqueam Nation, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, City of Vancouver, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, and other community partners.

Identities and Beliefs