Perspectives on Curriculum Frameworks

2018 CAYC National Conference

Co-sponsored by NorQuest College and the Early Childhood Educators Faculty Forum

Registration is now live on Eventbrite at:

Dates: April 27-29, 2018
Location: NorQuest College, Edmonton Alberta
Target audiences: CAYC members
Early Childhood faculty
Frontline educators
Researchers and Academics

Draft schedule:

Friday April 27
4:00-6:00 Tours of NorQuest ELCC Labs and Child Care Centre
6:00-9:30 Opening Reception
- Welcome
- Keynote
- Cash bar and nibblies

Saturday April 28
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30- 10:00 Keynote
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Workshops/ Presentations
12:00-1:00 Lunch / CAYC AGM
1:00-2:30 Workshops/ Presentations
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Panel

Sunday April 29
9:00 Breakfast
9:30-11:00 Keynote

Please find attached the conference information for the CAYC, NorQuest College and ECEFF National Conference to be held in Edmonton April 27-29.

The conference hotel is the Coast Edmonton Plaza.

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Announcement of 2017 Annual General Meeting Saturday May 27, 2017

The Canadian Association for Young Children Hereby Gives Notice of its Annual General Meeting. Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 Time: 9:00 am (PDT) via teleconference All members in good standing are invited participate. For clarity, meeting times across the country for the AGM: 9:00 am BC/Yukon, 10:00 am AB/ SK, 11:00 am MB, Noon ON/QUE and 1:00 Atlantic Canada, 1:30 NFLD. Teleconference number for this meeting will be: 1-800-801-6404 with the pass-code: 840751#.

CAYC Ontario Article Study

CAYC members and guests are invited to gather to discuss “How to say YES to children’s ideas” written by Andrea Dewhurst RECE,  and published in the Journal of Childhood Studies 2016, Volume 41 NO.2

We will be using the following questions as a guide for these facilitated conversations:

•What resonates with you about what the author is saying?

•What are some of your challenges with saying yes to children’s ideas?

•What new perspectives does this article leave you thinking about?

CAYC Saskatchewan Newsletter Fall 2016 and Events

We will be publishing two CAYC Saskatchewan Newsletters in 2016-2017. The Fall Newsletter will be brief and informational in content recapping some recent CAYC SK events and announcing activities for the upcoming year. The Spring Newsletter will be published in May and will be more substantial in content and supportive of our CAYC vision statement supporting young children and their families.

Journal Name Change

Dear members of the CAYC community,

We would like to share with you exciting news about the CAYC journal.

Journal Name Change

In April 2016, the CAYC Board decided unanimously to change the name of the journal. Formerly titled Canadian Children: Journal of The Canadian Association for Young Children, the journal is now called: The Canadian Association for Young Children Journal of Childhood Studies.

The new title reflects contemporary changes in the conception of childhoods and its growing relation to a wider array of fields of studies and practices. This change also responds to, and opens up, questions about identities and belonging in light of the transient nature of contemporary childhoods, and the necessity to actively respond to histories, present and future, of indigenous childhoods.

Increase in Number of Issues

Over the past couple of years, with the support of a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the journal has grown in its scope, depth, and accessibility. Our goal is to publish four issues per year (an increase of two issues per year). To this end, we regularly put out calls for papers from researchers and practitioners. The Journal of Childhood Studies invites papers that explore childhoods through theory, research, and practice across diverse disciplines.  

Free Access

As one of the leading journals on the topic of childhood on the Canadian landscape, CAYC has committed to making The Journal of Childhood Studies freely accessible online.  In its new format, local and international early childhood practitioners, students, and researchers can access the journal on a regular to basis learn about and respond to alternative approaches and conceptualizations of childhood and its related practices. 

Please visit: to find out about the current and past issues, as well as to learn about the process of online submission of papers.

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Children and Child Care in the Upcoming Federal Election

Canadian Children Vol. 40 No. 3

Promising Emerging Leader Award

Canadian Children Vol. 40 No. 3