Fort Saskatchewan Early Years Coalition
Who we are:
The vision of the Fort Saskatchewan Early Years Coalition (FSEY Coalition) is to strengthen early childhood development in our community by collaborating with our partners to enhance children’s development. The importance of the early years brings life-long success for our children.
Where we’ve been:
The FSEY Coalition was formed in 2010 with numerous community partners, such as health, school, library, parent link and local volunteers. My how we have grown and developed!
We applied for the first provincial grant to begin addressing the Early Development Instrument (EDI) results for our community during the 5 year ECMAP Research Project. We hired a coordinator to share information and make connections within the community. We have applied for and received a grant each year since then.
We successfully worked with community partners to create a “Passport to Positive Pathways” as a tool to help families connect to community resources they can access to assist with their important parenting roles. Parent and Child Care professional conferences have been held to support the healthy development of children. A Toddler Fair and Three-year old birthday party were held in a fun, child-friendly setting so parents/caregivers can access information of supports, programs and services for preschool children who may be missed in screening of developmental challenges. We have hosted professional and pertinent events to raise awareness and build capacity to address issues that impact on the growth and development of young children and their families. We have partnered to engage parents and children in play activities based on the 5 developmental domains of the EDI.
Where we’re going:
The Coalition will use media and other avenues to raise awareness of early childhood programs that focus on the 5 developmental domains.
We have Book Borrowing Boxes installed at numerous locations resulting in easier access to literature for our children.
We will host workshops for parents/caregivers/service providers/early childhood educators that relate to community identified topics of importance for the optimal growth, development and learning for young children.
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!