It takes a village
The most effective approach for building healthy communities with increased capacity to support our youngest citizens is developing an understanding of local capacities and the unique needs of children and families.
Communities are partners with government in supporting children and families. Partnerships and collaboration builds on existing community networks and fosters new connections and networks.
Health and development of young children is influenced by many aspects of the cultural ecological system. The responsibility is shared with family, community and society. Provincial and local policies, practices, and resources all contribute to creating healthy environments for young children.