Making early childhood a priority in Quebec
Bouncing Back Together! Because our kids have rights, too.
Early Childhood Week aims to give a voice to the 512,000 children aged 5 and under in Quebec and to make early childhood development a true social priority.
Early Childhood Week is an opportunity for us as a society to stop for a moment, take a closer look at the youngest members of our community and think about what we can do, together, to help each and every one of them get the best possible start in life. Let’s make the most of this week to inspire and inform a conversation about early childhood development in Quebec, from the womb through to preschool, as we shine the spotlight on local and regional support initiatives, and engage community groups, the business world, elected officials and society as a whole.
Early Childhood Week is an opportunity to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and advocate for early childhood development.
About Early Childhood Week
In 2009, Avenir d’enfants began actively connecting with a wide range of local and regional stakeholders around the province to address issues related to early childhood development, from the perinatal period to preschool. The Tous pour eux forum in November 2015 spoke volumes about the power of this commitment.
The idea of creating an Early Childhood Week emerged during this forum.
Thus was born a movement, bringing together engaged organizations and individuals to put issues concerning young children front and centre.
These partners are committed to making Early Childhood Week an opportunity to promote awareness, dialogue and engagement regarding the development of the very youngest members of society.
Make early childhood development a priority for Quebec and provide every child, from the womb until age 5, with the means to realize their full potential.
- Provide information on how young children are faring in our society.
- Raise awareness at every level of society about the benefits and outcomes of taking collective action in the early years of a child’s life.
- Engage people at every level of society and emphasize the importance of early intervention.
- Shine the spotlight on achievements by various stakeholders in nurturing the development of babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
- Knock down silos and better connect with vulnerable families throughout the early childhood periods, from conception to age 5.
- Put winning conditions in place to implement public policies and programs conducive to early childhood development and family well-being.
The Learning Exchange | TLE
Through project funding, TLE will be visiting schools and daycares in the community to promote family literacy. Thousands of books and parent/family support will be offered to families in the community over the year. All books, events and resources are FREE to Laval families with children 0-12 years of age!