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First 2000 Days Network Night - What the Network has been doing this year

First 2000 Days Network Night Org - What has the Network been doing this year

Presentations - 6:30-6:50:


Submission to Alberta Ed Curriculum Review Report:

In January of this year, the First 2000 Days Network in partnership with United Way of Calgary, ECCA, MRU, Palix Foundation and Calgary Reads presented on early childhood development to the Ministry of Educations Curriculum Review Working Groups. We will be sharing with you what we presented.

ELCC Strategy Group Report - For the past two years the Network has been working with Vibrant Communities Calgary and the Enough for All Poverty Reduction Strategy, and the Womens Centre on the issue of Early Learning and Child Care from a poverty reduction and gendered lens. Since the initial committee met and worked through a strategic mapping process, some new developments and opportunities have arisen. Well review the work done so far and map out opportunities to move the work forward.

YYC Play -Charter and Big Plans Report

Table Presentations and Discussions - 7:00-8:15 - 4 rounds of 15-20 minutes

Noodle Do Kit -Juliana Ramirez and Danielle Burns

Noodle-Do is a kit that contains 50 activities that runs the scope of the 5 developmental domains. The intention of the kit is to focus in on the importance of serve and return interactions between parents/caregivers. The inception of the kit was a response of the Deep South, South and Downtown Coalitions to the 2014 EDI results.

CCI Report

Coalition Coordinators in Calgary and Area will share the years work of the Coalitions Collaborating for Impact group and the various strategies that have supported their work.

Strengthening Families Pilot  Launa Clark

Building Capacity through a Shared Measure Pilot Update  this conversation will share some of the process and insights related to the F2KDN work with 9 agencies toward building a common language and shared measure. Agencies are working together to understand and evaluate their own agencies practices, policies and relationships related to Parental Resilience using the definitions and tools outlined by the Strengthening Families Approach through the Centre for the Study of Social Policy

Social Media -

Jenn Nahu, who coordinates The First 2000 Days Network's Communication Strategy, will be discussing new action plans for leveraging an already powerful existing network: Social Media! If you're currently using the Big Four (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram), come prepared to talk about your successes and challenges. If you remain unconvinced about the whole "twitting thing", prepare to have your mind changed. Social Media is a dynamic and effectual platform for linking, aligning, and leveraging efforts across sectors to the benefit of children in Calgary and around the world. It's also not as bad as you think!

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