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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, what derails it and with what consequences for society. The game helps participants appreciate the impact of early childhood experiences on long term outcomes and the importance of relationships in the early years.

Led by the Discovering West Edmonton Coalition, the Edmonton Early Years Coalitions have invested in building community capacity by training over 100 Brain Architecture Game facilitators. To date the Coalitions have facilitated the game to various community groups, health professionals, teachers & support staff, City of Edmonton Green Shack leaders, colleges & universities, including: Concordia, UofA, Lethbridge, Norquest, Red Deer College, Grant MacEwan.

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Community Success Stories

Collaborative Planning

Digital Play Packs

Lethbridge Early Years Coalition (LEYC) created five themes of Digital Play Packs to help parents and caregivers find balance between engaging in active play opportunities and digital play with their children. Learning from the West Red Deer County Early Childhood Coalition, LEYC created Science Magic, Hide & Seek and Superhero Fun Digital Play Packs (DPPs).

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Collective Impact

Documenting Impact

Aligning the key conditions of collective impact, ECCA initiated a shared measurement plan. Data collection was a component made possible in the partnership with CoLab-Online. Innovative practice allowed for Coalition involvement along the way with engagement for the Framework and customized data collection tools. Collection, tracking, and reporting progress provided accountability and was instrumental in

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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 together to better understand and address complex problems.  In this episode, we hear from three changemakers within ECCA (Early Childhood Coalitions of Alberta). Janice Kraemer, one of ECCA’s Provincial Liaisons.

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Coalitions as of 2020