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

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

Beaumont & Leduc

Collaboration between the Beaumont and Leduc & Area Coalition, two videos were developed to promote Early Childhood Development (ECD). The videos were presented to town

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Collective Impact

Documenting Impact

Aligning the key conditions of collective impact, ECCA initiated a shared measurement plan. Data collection was a component made possible in the partnership with CoLab-Online.

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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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Stettler

The Stettler Coalition hosted Coalition Essentials an online workshop through Ready to Raise resulting in increased understanding of the collaboration continuum, the components of collaborative

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Collaborative Planning

Central Peace

Central Peace encourages coalition members to refine skills in leadership and strategic planning. The coordinator attended board development sessions offered by Alberta Arts & Culture

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Coalitions as of 2020