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

Coalition Capacity

Coalition Outcomes Working Group

Coalitions Outcomes Working Group (COWG) has been responsible for guiding the implementation of the ECCA Outcome Measurement and Evaluation Framework for Early Childhood Coalitions of

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Collaborative Planning

I’m Ready for Screens

The Impact of Screen Time on Early Childhood Development Symposium was held in Calgary in October 2019.  The Calgary and surrounding Community Coalitions helped to

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Collaborative Planning

Calgary McKnight

Translating the EDI results in 5 languages which will be distributed at faith places, ethnic grocery stores and day cares and involve ethnic media to support the dissemination of this info

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Community Engagement

Kindergarten Open House

For the past two years, the Calgary North West Coalition connected with elementary schools in their area, to help support their Kindergarten Open House. The

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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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Collaborative Planning

Guest Speakers

For more than 10 years, Coalitions have collaborated with other stakeholders to host guest speakers including Jean Clinton, Junlei Li, Judy Cameron, Gabor Mate, Gordon

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Coalitions as of 2020