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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Pincher Creek

The Pincher Creek Coaltion is working with other key organizations in the community to share best practices and support of growth including supporting the re-development

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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

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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