Dr. Iraj Poureslami; Human Early Learning Partnership, UBC; Kelly Ng; Sarah Eunsuk Cho; Susan Foster; S.U.C.C.E.S.S.; Tri-Cities ECD Committee

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Bridging Immigrants and Refugees with ECD Services: Partnership Research in the Development of an Effective Service Model

The primary purpose of this study was to create an academiacommunity research team in the Tri-cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody) in order to build a foundation of understanding beliefs, perceptions, and practices related to ECD among selected ethnocultural communities (Chinese, Korean, and Farsi-speaking families living in the Tri-cities), make comparison of ECD across cultural communities, and to initiate research and development of culturally-relevant ECD services and programs in the Tri-cities. In order to arrive at a consensus on the components of culturally sensitive ECD services we must first look at the range of existing services in the Tri-cities, as well as compare and contrast the concepts.

Themes: Early Childhood Education (ECE), Family Dynamics, Multiculturalism and Identity

Groups: ECE (0-6), Refugees, Immigrants

Website: http://www.successbc.ca/eng/images/stories/pdf/BIR_to_%20ECD_Services-FinalReport.pdf