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

Brain Architecture Game

The Brain Architecture Game is a tabletop game experience that builds understanding about the powerful role of experiences on brain development – what promotes it,

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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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Collective Impact

Circle of Influence

Coalitions have been instrumental in ensuring the early childhood lens is applied throughout the community by representing young children at such initiatives as End Poverty,

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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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Community Engagement

Two Hills

Two Hills Coalition has increased conversation significantly with local community, health and education leaders. They are changing the landscape of their community over time increasing

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Smoky Lake

The coalition has developed EPIC (Explore, Play, Inspire, Connect) to promote the development of all 5 domains in a fun and interactive way. EPIC shows

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Coalitions as of 2020