Related Organizations and Resources

Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA)

AECEA CDS PD Funding Information

Alberta Resource Centre for Quality Enhancement (ARCQE)

Brain Architecture Information

Brain Story Certification through Alberta Family Wellness Initiative – This free in-depth course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about the science of brain development. This certification includes 19 self-paced modules to be completed in 1 year. The AFWI website is also a great source for brain development resources.

Brain Architecture Game Facilitator Training  – If you enjoyed playing the Brain Architecture Game and can see yourself facilitating a session with your staff and/or other organizations, please consider signing up for our upcoming Brain Game Facilitator Training on February 22nd, 9am-12pm at Jasper Place Child and Family Resource Centre – West Edmonton Parent Link.

Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) (e-newsletter from the CCCF)

Child Friendly Edmonton

Child Friendly Edmonton Information Package

Community Options

Community Options is a non-profit charitable organization which has provided a variety of services to children and their families since 1977 in Edmonton and the surrounding area, as well as professional development opportunities. Community Options encourages, educates, and inspires children and their families to fully participate within their community.

Keep up with their recent news by reading their newsletters here.

Early Learning and Care Committee

Report from the Early Learning and Care Committee (two PDFs on the right hand side of the page)

Heather Raymond

Resources and links shared with us by Heather Raymond, including links to resources, her PowerPoint presentation, and an electronic version of an article she shared at the meeting. All can be found here.

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO)

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations serves non-profits and charities in the Alberta capital region and offers a wide variety of events, workshops, and webinars beneficial to non-profit professionals. Check out their calendar of events. You can also subscribe to the ECVO newsletter here.

Edmonton Early Childhood Educators

A Facebook page for Edmonton’s Early Childhood Educators across all early childhood settings to connect on-line:  share ideas, ask questions, seek/provide support, share information, buy and sell early childhood education supplies and materials, etc.

Edmonton Early Years Coalition

Join your local coalition – – There are two main ways to be a part of your local coalition: attend meetings and be part of the conversation, or sign up to receive coalition meeting minutes and information about services and events in your area. To determine which coalition area your organization is located, click on the map on the bottom left.

Follow individual coalitions on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (some coalitions)

Coalition Monthly Newsletter – Many of the Edmonton coalitions are piloting region-specific monthly electronic newsletters this year. To sign up, follow the link above.

Live Active

Live Active is a collaborative strategy to encourage Edmontonians of all ages, abilities and interests to enjoy the benefits of physical activity.

Play, Participation, Possibilities

An early learning and child care curriculum framework for Alberta

Public Interest Alberta

Public Interest Alberta. (2019, January 16). Results of child care survey show vital importance of government’s $25-a-day program. [Media Release]. Retrieved from

Summary of survey results can be found here.