The evaluation shows that the project has generated significant changes in the way that participating educators carry out their daily practice in five main inter-connected areas: relationships with children, relationships with materials and environments, relationships with families and communities, pedagogical narration, and professional development. In all of these areas, educators report notable changes in their practice. The analysis also demonstrates that longer participation in the project promotes a deeper, more consistent integration of innovative ideas, theories, and approaches into everyday practice.
Also, this past year has seen an increase in the number and scope of outreach and communications activities on the part of project staff and participating educators. This work, which includes blogs, workshops, articles, presentations, and community partnerships, is helping to extend the reach of the project beyond the three project sites and is generating interest from educators around BC about innovative ways to promote quality child care.