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

Collaborative Planning

Drumheller

Partnered with Clinic to complete an ECD video titled “Parents Who Play, Build Brains! Televised in waiting rooms

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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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Coalition Development

Medicine Hat

Roving Gyms, began as an idea to increase physical health and well being during the winter months, was a response to both the 2014 and

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Fort Saskatchewan

In Fort Saskatchewan, partners came together to host multiple parent and children play sessions and parent conference. Partners in these events included schools, public library,

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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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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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