Did you know that there is a network of connected early years professionals that include educators, health, library, daycares, day home providers, early childhood specialists, and other interested parties that meet together throughout the year to support each other in the development of early childhood services in Devon?
This network is also linked to a regional early childhood coalition that covers Leduc and area, and Beaumont. This regional network recently developed two videos to support the understanding of early childhood development. Both videos can be found below or at iamgrowingup.ca.
For a comprehensive list of everything available to children aged six and under and their families in Devon, please download this useful guide HERE.
Looking for something to do with your under 6-year-old? So many FREE things going on! Check them out HERE
Thank you to everyone who took part. Your feedback is invaluable and will help to shape the recommendations for future actions.
The purpose of this review was to establish the current status of the services and understanding of early childhood development, provision and community involvement and general ‘school readiness’ for our 0-6 year olds in Devon. You have provided some excellent insight and we are now in the process of putting the recommendations together to take to Council. You can keep an eye out for the Early Years Services Guide, which will be available in fall and outlines all the great services, programs and opportunities for children aged six and under, their parents / guardians and early childhood educators.
Did you know that in Devon 24.36% of kindergarten children are experiencing great difficulty in one of more areas of the five Early Developmental Inventory domains*?
To put this in perspective, 1 in 4 children in Devon will be starting kindergarten and will be struggling in one or more of the following:
*(Canadian average is 25.4%?)
** 30.8%, or just under 1 in 3 children struggling.
These numbers do not include children who are receiving support for identified developmental delays. With your help, it is our goal to reduce these numbers even further over the next few years.
Please click HERE for the final report.
Youth and Family Outreach Support Services is a program funded by FCSS and are available to families, children and youth. Referrals to the program are accepted from a variety of sources including self-referral, parents, school, community agencies and regional justice probation. The youth outreach worker provides support on a wide variety of topics including peer pressure, parent-teen conflict, prevention of drug and alcohol misuse, self-esteem/awareness, parenting, anger management, healthy dating, empowerment and bullying are just a few of the topics that can be addressed through this program. Contact 780-987-8308 or CSOC@devon.ca
Local is an inviting place for teens to engage in activities that ignite their passions. With programs and clubs to suit every interest. From the arts to athletics to cooking to just having great conversations. Most programs best suit youth between the ages of 11 and 17. 100% free!
Link HERE to website.
Parent Link is an initiative of Alberta Children and Youth Services designed to support parents and caregivers with thier child’s learning, development and health. The Devon Parent Link Centre is located in the Old Robina Baker School, and offers various programs and services. Please follow this link for more information: Parent Link
LCSC provides information on family day homes in the Devon-Leduc region. Please follow this link for more information:Leduc County Services for Children.