Monthly Archives: January 2019

What’s New?

More new information today!

Under Related Organizations and Resources, Community Options has been added along with a link to their newsletters. A link to information about their upcoming Spring Into Inclusion conference is under Upcoming Events.

Heather Raymond has very kindly share many links to resources as well as her Power Point presentation and an electronic version of one of the articles she share with members at the last meeting. A link to all three documents can be found under Related Organizations and Resources as well as here.

January 17, 2019, Membership Meeting minutes are now available under “For Current Members.” (Need the password? E-mail Vicki at

What’s New?

Under Advocacy, a link to First 2000 Days has been added. Here you will find the postcards discussed at our last membership meeting as well as lots of suggestions for communicating with candidates about their positions related to early learning and child care.

Under “Membership”, the 2019 Membership Form, Membership Directory Form, and membership information is available by clicking “Join Us!”

What’s New?

Under Professional Learning – Related Organizations and Resources, check out NEW links to Brain Story Certification, Brain Architecture Game Facilitator Training, and the Edmonton Early Years Coalition.

NEW Upcoming Events have been added: 2019 School Age Care Conference and MacEwan Child Care Conference

What do you need to know that you can’t find on the website? What’s missing that you’d like to see here? Please send any questions or feedback to Vicki at

Welcome to a New Year!

We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and wish you a happy 2019!

In December, CAFRA members attended the Directors’ Christmas Lunch. Thank you to Adine Shuchuk and Wendy Keiller for leading the group in The Brain Architecture Game, a game about the powerful role of relationships in early brain development. This was followed by delicious food from A Cappella Catering and time to relax and connect. Thanks also to Kristy Thomas for her organizing efforts and McKernan Baptist Church for allowing us to use their space for our event.