Growing Grande Children Grande Cache Early Childhood Coalition
Who we are:
We are a collection of community members dedicated to the development of young children. Parents, caregivers, educators, health professionals, businesses, and a wide range of agencies and organizations can be found at our table all working together to build a strong foundation of developmental success for the children of our community.
Where we’ve been:
When the idea of coalitions was first introduced, a small gathering of people sat around the table discussing the merits of proceeding with establishing a local Coalition. We quickly agreed, based on the Early Development Instrument (EDI) results and our belief that children matter, to join the other communities in Alberta and make a difference!
We started with collecting localized information about current resources and identified gaps in the early childhood offerings in the community. From there we built a plan, a plan the continues to be responsive to the ever changing landscape for young children in Grande Cache.
Where we’re going:
We are proud of the contributions we have made to our community. In 2016 the EDI results demonstrated that we are having an impact; showing improvement in 4 out of 5 developmental domains. Our robust membership has grown and still includes representatives from Education, Health, Child Services, Community Social Services, and most importantly community members; parents, grandparents and caregivers.
We host events that provide concrete ways to positively impact a child’s development, awareness campaigns on the developmental domains, gatherings of professionals to collaborate and not duplicate services, and provide training opportunities that build our local capacity to continue improving outcomes for children. We welcome you to join us on our journey. If you would like to know more, let us know.
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!