Discovering West Edmonton (DWE)
Who we are:
Community engagement is at the heart of our work. Engaged communities are a key to healthy child development and the communities in which children live have an enormous influence on their development. Studies show that children who have access to good early childhood supports and programs do better on developmental scales and are better prepared for school than those who don’t. Strong communities and quality, accessible resources can help to overcome the negative impact of poverty and other social risk factors, while building resiliency.
Where we’ve been:
Discovering West has connections! Dr. Junlei Li has been invited back again in 2019-2020 to facilitate a parent/professional workshop using the ‘Simple Interactions Tool’.
Dr. Judy Cameron will also be returning in Fall 2019 for a series of parent & professional workshops around Early Childhood Brain Development.
DWE is active is hosting ‘The Brain Game’ created by Dr. Judy Cameron and her team. We have trained nearly 100 facilitators to date and have seen hundreds of participants play the game in 2019 alone! We host groups at their location or ours such as: Colleges, Caregivers conferences, Foster Parents Groups, etc.
Where we’re going:
Through community conversations, residents and organizations will identify the strength in their communities and build on those strengths to create stronger, healthier supports for preschool children and their readiness for learning.
The first 2000 days of life shape a child’s future.
We inspire and support West Edmonton communities to identify strengths and maximize opportunities for growth and development in the early years.
GET IN TOUCH
Be active in the early years of your child and in the community!Be part of the group of parents, caregivers, professionals who take small steps to be engaged or If you would like to contribute to the Coalition or receive more information, please send us an email. We want to hear your opinion! Get in Touch with Your Local Coalition!