5 for Life Early Childhood Coalition
Who we are:
We are community members who collaborate, using our communities’ strengths and resources, to promote positive early development and respond to local needs. We provide a voice for the early years in hopes to increase our circle of influence. We work together with a common vision to address problems & outcomes that are not easily or effectively achieved by working alone.
5 for Life Early Childhood Coalition supports and promotes healthy development of 0 to 5 year olds and their families/caregivers in Strathmore and Wheatland County by providing activities, awareness, and connection to community resources.
A strong, healthy community ensuring children and families thrive.
Where we’ve been:
We are part of a rich history of establishing the foundations of health and well-being in the early years with the collaborative support of parents, families, caregivers, and our community.
We create, develop and implement an annual Coalition Community Action Plan (CCAP). The action plan includes measurable goals and provides details on the actions and activities that will contribute towards achieving the goals. The CCAP focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of early childhood development and available resources, engaging community, collaborating with stakeholders and building our capacity.
What Does 5 For Life Do?
*Connect you to resources
*Provide a Calendar of events
*Listen to your concerns
*Host community events
Did You Know?
*1 in 4 Children are experiencing difficulties in at least one developmental area by kindergarten.
Children are supported by family and community in order to reach their optimal development in the following 5 areas:
**Physical Health and Well Being
**Language and Thinking Skills
**Communication Skills and General Knowledge
What Is The Role Of 5 For Life?
*To raise public awareness of the importance of the early years
*To spark community interest in actively supporting healthy development
*To receive and share Early Development Instrument (EDI) Community Reports (containing local research results) with our communities.
*To interpret and respond to research information
*To identify community resources and assets
*To plan local initiatives to support young children and families
Where we’re going:
As 5 for Life grows, the Coalition aims to continue to educate caregivers about early childhood development and the importance of supporting all children with learning-through-play activities, developmental screening and preparing for kindergarten.
Come join us as we continue to create and sustain positive change for young children and families. Let’s build a foundation of health and well-being in the early years that will last a lifetime.
Our membership is open to all of the community and often includes parents, grandparents, Early Learning and Care providers, educators, health care workers, librarians, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, community groups, and service providers.
Contact us to learn more about our Coalition and how to be involved.
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!