Early Childhood Coalition

The first five years of a child’s life are the most critical period in development and have a lifelong impact on learning, health, work, relationships and well-being. Studies show children tend to perform better in strong, supportive communities.

The Early Childhood Coalition engages families, community members and organizations on behalf of young children (prenatal to six years). Coalition members raise public awareness about the importance of the early years, and help to identify community needs, issues and opportunities in order to improve supports for young children and their families.

By working together we can help children reach their full potential as they prepare for kindergarten.

Early Childhood App

download the free Early Childhood App

The Early Childhood App helps you enjoy the most up-do-date information, on the go!

You'll find information about:

  • early childhood programs and activities in Strathcona County

  • services for families of young children including childcare, preschools and other family supports
  • Parent Link
  • social/emotional, physical and cognitive development of children from newborn to five years old

Download the app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Blackberry and Android devices.

Contact Family and Community Services

The Early Development Instrument (EDI) and how it’s being used in Alberta

The Early Development Instrument (EDI) gauges how populations of young children are developing. The EDI is being used by Alberta Education as part of the five year Early Childhood Mapping Initiative to help Albertans better understand how their young children are doing, and how we can work together to give them a good start in life.

Learn more about EDI

For more information:

Susan Bennett
Early Childhood Coalition Program Assistant
Phone: 587-334-6674
Email: Sue.Bennett@strathcona.ca

Last updated: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Page ID: 38961