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Storytelling for Community Change

Posted by admin on May 8, 2012

I clicked on EYCDI Forums to read the 6-word stories you have submitted about how you are creating change in your community. Well, not a lot of submissions yet, but some powerful stories:

Once we understood, we took action.
Children are sent to change us.
Life is fast, change is slow.
Celebrating small successes, creating change together!

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Winners Announced!

Posted by admin on May 8, 2012

Thank you to everyone who sent in EYCDI Map Submissions! The EYCDI Map provides a strong visual of how the early years community development web is spreading across British Columbia and Alberta. The map and also allows you, and others, to connect with each other.

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Little Kids, Big Questions

Posted by Cheryn on May 8, 2012

Little Kids, Big Questions is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Each podcast features an interview with an expert that focuses on how to apply research to daily interactions with babies and toddlers. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is offered by Zero to Three Online Resources.

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Developing Brains

Posted by Cheryn on May 8, 2012

Enough is now known to be able to say clearly that, for children to reach their full potential, supporting the healthy development of their brains is paramount and the powerful effects of early environments, both physical and social, can no longer be ignored. The current issue of Early Childhood in Focus from the Bernard van Leer Foundation starts with a basic explanation of the brain and how it functions for people with little or no previous knowledge of the field; continues with an overview of the developmental processes involved as the child's brain grows and matures in constant interaction with the environment, from conception through to adulthood; and concludes with a section on the powerful effect of early environments, both [physical and social, on the developing brain. Download here.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Posted by Cheryn on May 8, 2012

Pioneering Leaders - Tamarack Institute
Thursday, May 10, 2012
11:55am - 1:00 pm (EST)

Making Collective Impact Work - Tamarack Institute
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
11:55 am – 1:00 pm (EST)

Free EYCDI Webinar
Influencing Public Policy: Tips and Traps - Human Early Learning Partnership
Monday, June 11, 2012
12:00 – 1:00 pm (PST)

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