Community Development

Communities shape the early environments that young children grow up in and have an enormous impact on their development.


Coalitions were formed by early childhood development communities throughout Alberta. Coalitions share research results with their communities and plan local early development initiatives.

Building Community

Strong, caring communities help to create the supports all young children deserve and need to thrive and do well in their lives.

Community Stories

Coalitions share their community stories: their strengths and challenges, their strategies and action plans, and the dreams and goals that they have for all their young children.

Provincial coalition gatherings

Early childhood development (ECD) community coalitions will meet together provincially for the second time April 28-29, 2014. Find out more about this gathering, as well as about the first meeting in November 2012.