Celebrating your child's first 2,000 days

October 19, 2015

Celebrating your child's first 2,000 days

Parents of preschool children are invited to attend a fun and interactive festival celebrating the first 2,000 days of childhood at the Community Centre Agora (501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park) on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The First 2,000 Days Festival features interactive learning play experiences for children ranging from birth to five years old. Professionals from the community will be available to discuss a variety of early childhood topics including sleep, nutrition, childcare options and more.

This free family event is a collaborative partnership between Strathcona County Family and Community Services and community organizations with an interest in positive early childhood, linking the importance of each child’s development to their school readiness.

There are 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when he/she heads off to kindergarten. Experiences during these 2,000 days have a lasting impact on later learning, health and success. Children's first experiences determine how their brains are wired, lay the groundwork for future health, and form the foundation of the social and emotional skills needed for academic and workplace success.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 95,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595