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

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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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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Community Engagement

Camping Kits

Our West Red Deer County Coalition created and assembled camping kits to distribute in and around our four rural Alberta communities. Each kit was full

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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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Play Charter

The 2017 International Play Association (IPA) conference sparked a lot of conversation around the importance of play in our community of Lethbridge. Stakeholders from several

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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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Coalitions as of 2020