Five by Five Early Childhood Development Coalition
Who we are:
The Five by Five Coalition has been created to support families of young children in our communities reach their full potential. The first five years of life are really, really important! That is when most of our brain is being wired. In order to reach optimal development, we focus on five areas of development by the age of five!
The five areas of early childhood development are: Physical health & well-being, Social competence, Emotional maturity, Language & thinking skills, and Communication skills & general knowledge.
As you can see from the map on our hand, Five by Five Coalition covers Enchant, Vauxhall and Hays in the North; Barnwell, Taber and Grassy Lake; and Warner, Milk River and Coutts in the South. If you are in this area, spread the news! Like Us, Share Us, Talk About Us!
We are working on doing some fun things soon! Join our Facebook page or email us to stay tuned for events in your area.
Where we’ve been:
The Five by Five Coalition has been hard at work in all of communities sharing information, resources and planning events that promote Early Childhood Development. We have also been building partnerships with local community agencies who are increasingly promoting our activities and messages.
Some of our past events include:
– Roving Gym
– Loose Parts Play
– Donuts with Dad
– Building with Dad
– Family Picnic in the Park
– Family Olympics
– Guest Speaker: Dr. Sergio Pellis
– EDI Stakeholder Breakfast
Where we’re going:
Roving Gym: We have been having AMAZING turnouts and feedback from the Roving Gym events — we host these in each of our communities.
Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: This is a new workshop for us. We are excited to be bringing it to all of our communities. We will be utilizing the Alberta Family Wellness Brain Architecture Game for hands on learning and allowing parents/caregivers to fill out Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ).
Guest Speaker: Joanne Kielty — Join us in two of our communities to talk the Importance of Outdoor Play. Joanne will be bringing along examples of outdoor play for everyone to view. Meanwhile the children will have an opportunity to play with our loose parts collection.
Fall 2019 — Look for us at the Backpack Program and the Clothing and Toy Fairs. We will also be sharing our Building Brains workshop with local community partners/agencies. Stay tuned our Fall Schedule will be available soon.
We have a GREAT group of committed volunteers and we are looking forward to more great things happening in the year ahead! We are always looking for new volunteers and interested families. Would you like to be part of our Coalition? We would love to have you!
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!