Early Childhood Development Smoky Lake Coalition
Who we are:
The Smoky Lake Early Childhood Development Coalition is a dynamic group of community members and service providers who have come together to promote and enhance positive childhood development.
The first five years of a child’s life are the most critical period in development. They are the foundation that shapes the child’s future health, happiness, growth, school success, and relationships. It is during these years in which the development of social skills, personality, cognitive skills, decision making skills, the ability to concentrate, and behaviour takes place. Early experiences provide the base for the brain’s development and have a direct impact on how children develop learning skills as well as social and emotional abilities.
The experiences children have in their first five years help shape the adults they’ll become. It is for this reason that the Smoky Lake Early Childhood Development Coalition strives to nurture and enrich the lives of children – and their parents – during this vital time of development.
We offer free workshops and activities for children 0-5 years and their parents/caregivers and provide information and resources on early childhood development.
Where we’ve been:
We have successfully implemented workshops, activities and services to strengthen early childhood development care and learning within the Smoky Lake Community. We have hosted a series of Infant Massage Sessions, EPIC: Explore, Play, Inspire and Connect, Family Fundays and Outdoor Play.
Where we’re going:
We are pleased to share a Kindness Rocks initiative with our community and will continue to create, manage, direct and coordinate programs and services to strengthen early childhood development care and learning within the Smoky Lake Community.
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!