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.

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 ….

ECCA coordinates coalitions in your local area!

Coalitions meet to identify and prioritize local issues.

Coalitions coordinate efforts collaboratively to take action to improve the health and development of  young children. 

ECCA coordinates coalitions in your local area!

Coalitions meet to identify and prioritize
local issues.

Coalitions coordinate efforts collaboratively to take action to improve the health and development of  young children. 

Find your Local Coalition

Community Success Stories

Foothills

The Foothills Children’s Wellness Network identified the need to support their local Early Childhood Professionals with local, accessible and affordable professional development. They host an

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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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Community Engagement

Lloydminster

Increased collaboration and efficiency; decreased gaps and barriers in ways that did not exist prior

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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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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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