Early Child Development Mapping Initiative

October 15, 2013 :: Chantelle Uhrbach and Lance Chong
Moderated by Belinda Crowson

The Early Child Development (ECD) Mapping Initiative, led by Alberta Education, is a five year research and community development activity that includes implementation of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) in kindergarten classes across the province. The initiative will help Albertans to better understand how their young children are doing and to work together to support healthy development. The initiative is funded by the Government of Alberta and supports the Education Minister’s priority to improve broad based support and early intervention initiatives for at–risk children to improve their learning outcomes.

City of Lethbridge Early Child Development (ECD) Coalition

The Lethbridge ECD Coalition http://www.famcentre.ca/content/early-child-development-mapping is a local group working together to meet the specific needs of Lethbridge’s children and families. Our Coalition’s vision is that the early years of human development are an essential priority for the whole community. Our mission is to create community awareness of the importance of the early years of human development and engage and support the community in creating and implementing an action plan specific to enhancing the early years.

Speakers: Chantelle Uhrbach and Lance Chong

Chantelle Uhrbach is the Early Child Development Coordinator for the Lethbridge Mapping Project. With a background in Early Childhood Education and Human Services, she advocates for the importance of early years education and support for children and families.

Lance Chong is a professor at the University of Lethbridge, Department of New Media. Lance received his MFA degree in Industrial Design from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. Besides a career as an educator, he is also a designer and accomplished 3D computer graphics artist. Lance is a proud member for the Lethbridge Early Child Development Coalition.

Moderator: Belinda Crowson

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Galt Museum & Archives, West End of 5 Avenue South
Cost: Free, everyone welcome, refreshments provided

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