Posts Tagged: Early Childhood

Adoption: A Lifelong Journey

Adoption

Adoption is a process of give and take. There is incredible joy in the forming of a new family, where new parents can give a child opportunities they might never have had. But alongside that joy comes sorrow and loss. A mother loses the chance to raise her child. A child loses the chance to… Read more »

Reading Can Be a Generational Bridge

Today (November 20th) is National Child Day and this year’s theme celebrates a child’s right to learn.  Reading is a cornerstone of any child’s education and the foundation for a lifetime of learning.  And yet, many children are staring school in Alberta (and Canada) under-prepared for the education system. On Monday, one of Carya’s Elder… Read more »

Alberta Childcare: more than a $15 a day issue

While the campaign trail focusses on the dollar cost of childcare in Canada, early childhood development professionals in Alberta are raising the issues of accessibility and quality of care and how slashing the cost to parents could impact on these areas. Alberta already has the country’s poorest EDI scores – meaning more children are considered… Read more »

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Don’t let the pigeon do what?

Reading in The Park and the antics of a very cheeky pigeon are proving a big hit in Bowness Park this summer. Every Wednesday families and kids up to the age of 9 gather on blankets in the playground area of the park to read, sing, rhyme and play between 10am and 12noon and it’s… Read more »

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