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

Drumheller

Partnered with Clinic to complete an ECD video titled “Parents Who Play, Build Brains! Televised in waiting rooms

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Coalition Development

Brain Certification

Coalitions across the province have increased awareness of the Brain Story and several Coalitions including Two Hills and Fort Macleod have had majority of Coalition

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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

Digital Play Packs

Lethbridge Early Years Coalition (LEYC) created five themes of Digital Play Packs to help parents and caregivers find balance between engaging in active play opportunities

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Fort Saskatchewan

In Fort Saskatchewan, partners came together to host multiple parent and children play sessions and parent conference. Partners in these events included schools, public library,

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Coalitions as of 2020