East Red Deer Early Years Coalition

 
The mission of East Red Deer County Early Years Coalition is to engage the communities and stakeholder to create and sustain positive change for young children and families to contribute to a foundation of health & well being in the early years.  We work with a variety of stakeholders including Alberta Health Services, Neighbourhood Place, FCSS, Parent Link Center and Chinooks Edge School Division to enrich children’s growth and development from ages 0-6 years in the Elnora, Pine Lake, Lousana and Delburne areas.  Learn. Play. Grow.

For more information contact Sarah Hogg, Early Childhood Development Coordinator for the East Red Deer County Early Years Coalition at Sarahlhogg.ecdc@gmail.com 

 

EDI (Early Development Instrument)  

Information for Alberta provided to you by the East Red Deer County Early Years Coalition

For the 5 key domains of early childhood development,  Alberta scored the following:

Physical Health and Wellbeing:  77.1 % of Alberta children are on track, with 10.2% at risk and 12.7% Vulnerable

Social Competence: 75.5 % of Alberta children are on track, with 15% at risk and 9.5% Vulnerable

Emotional Maturity: 74.5 % of Alberta children are on track, with 14.7% at risk and 10.4% Vulnerable

Language and Cognitive Development: 73.8% of Alberta children are on track, with 15.4% at risk and 10.5% Vulnerable

Communication Skills and General Knowledge:  68.2% of Alberta children are on track, with 16.5% at risk and 15.4% Vulnerable

Of the children that fall under the vulnerable and at risk category, boys rank higher then girls in all categories:

Physical Health and Wellbeing:  15.7% boys are listed as   vulnerable compared to 9.5% of girls

Social Competence: 12.9% boys are listed as vulnerable   compared to 5.9% of girls

Emotional Maturity: 15% boys are listed as vulnerable    compared to 5.6% of girls

Language and Cognitive Development: 12.5% boys are listed as vulnerable compared to 5.9% of girls

Communication Skills and General Knowledge:  18.6% boys are listed as vulnerable compared to 12% of girls

(please note that we do not have information specific to Delburne as Chinook’s Edge declined to participate in the EDI study)