ECCA Resource Space
The ECCA Resource Space was developed to honour and share the work of Early Childhood Coalitions of Alberta. It is a compilation of resources developed and/or gathered bythe Early Childhood Coalitions of Alberta and FCSSAA
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The Early Years Matter
Health and development of young children is influenced by many aspects of the cultural ecological system. The responsibility is shared with family, community and society. Provincial and local policies, practices, and resources all contribute to creating healthy environments for young children. This is where ECCA comes in...
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ECCA’s nearly 100 Coalitions across Alberta are made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, law enforcement, medical professionals improving the lives of young children.Communities work together with a shared vision for our children.
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Early Childhood Informed Communities

Health and development of young children is influenced by many aspects and is the responsibility shared with family, community and society. Provincial and local policies, practices, and resources all contribute to creating healthy environments for young children.

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Community Success Stories

Community Thinking

Loose Parts Play

Outdoor “Loose Parts Play” is a collaboration with Calgary Coalitions and recreation professionals. Loose Parts Boxes are located in neighbourhood green spaces. Play is key

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Foothills

The Foothills Children’s Wellness Network identified the need to support their local Early Childhood Professionals with local, accessible and affordable professional development. They host an

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Community Thinking

We can grow

Lac La Biche Coalition locally developed “We can grow” booklets using community photos and voices to share key messages. Learn more on their local Coalition

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Lac La Biche

La La Biche Coalition has created several booklets on the specific developmental domains.  The physical literacy booklet highlights simple messages related to growth and development.

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Coalition Capacity

Community of Practice

Communities of Practice were formed across the province to encourage engagement in collective learning with people who share a common vision to address problems &

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Community Engagement

National Child Day

National Child Day (NCD) activities fill the month of November throughout the province.  From East Grande Prairie to Edmonton to Lloydminster to Calgary to Hanna,

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Coalitions as of 2020