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

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

Social Media

Coalitions have been working diligently to meet caregivers where they are and for many social media was an ideal tool to mobilize early childhood development

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Community Thinking

I am

Strathcona County, Bow Valley, Edmonton Millwoods and many more Coalitions brought key early childhood messages to their communities through newsletters, posters, videos, social and apps. 

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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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Collective Impact

ECCA Podcast

Networks and coalitions can play an important role in fostering social innovation. When used well, they help diverse changemakers bring their unique perspectives and efforts

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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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Coalitions as of 2020