Come celebrate your child’s first 2000 days

April 26, 2017

Come celebrate your child’s first 2000 days

Parents of preschool children are invited to attend a free, fun and interactive festival celebrating the first 2,000 days of childhood at the Ardrossan Recreation Complex (80-1 Ave, Ardrossan) on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fifth annual First 2000 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 brain development; affordable, quality child care options; safety and play.

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.

The First 2000 Days Festival is a great opportunity for parents and families to connect with one another, as well as service providers and professionals, in a fun and festive community setting.

This event is a collaborative partnership between Strathcona County Early Childhood Coalition, including Family and Community Services and several community organizations that support the healthy development of young children. This festival is another example of groups coming together to form impactful connections, and showcases our community’s efforts to create a supported, safe and connected community. Find out more about Strathcona County’s Community Talk goals or call 780-464-4044.

Parents are also encouraged to download the Early Childhood App, featuring information about early childhood programs in Strathcona County, services for families of preschool-aged children and developmental milestones from birth to five years old. The app is available online.

More information or call 587-334-6674.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595