The Pincher Creek Coaltion is working with other key organizations in the community to share best practices and support of growth including supporting the re-development of the only infant daycare space in their community in addition to exploring ways to expand and enhance local childcare and day home options in their area (which is a critical need). They also have been successful in partnering with the local Family Centre in creating ‘Forest Explorers’ addressing the emotional maturity domain. Next steps includes creating nature space for toddlers.
The 2017 International Play Association (IPA) conference sparked a lot of conversation around the importance of play in our community of Lethbridge. Stakeholders from several organizations were asking the question, “How do we make play a priority for all children and youth in Lethbridge?” Lethbridge Early Years Coalition (LEYC) decided it was time for action.