Building the capacity of local communities to create optimal environments for children’s healthy growth and development is complicated work.
In Alberta, the work of Early Childhood Coalitions is supported by the Family and Community Supports Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA).
FCSSAA provides provincial coordination and support, including grant management, for the Early Childhood Coalitions in Alberta (ECCA). It provides backbone support and acts as a liaison between Coalitions and the Government ministries to support the Coalitions’ understanding of the provincial mandate, and to disseminate information regarding early childhood development.
FCSSAA employs Early Childhood Community Liaisons who support the work of Early Childhood Coalitions in Alberta. Liaisons work collaboratively with Coalitions to increase access and awareness of resources facilitate training, and encourage connections and linkages among Coalitions.
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