“The Central Okanagan is the best community possible for all young children and their families.”
Our Partner Organizations
Central Okanagan Boys and Girls Club
Central Okanagan Libraries
Central Okanagan Public Schools
City of Kelowna
Early Child Educators of BC
Interior Savings Credit Union
Kelowna Community Resources
Kelowna Child Care Society
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Centre
Metis Community Services Society of BC
Ministry of Child and Family Development – Central Okanagan
Okanagan Korean Culture and Knowledge Society
Regional District of the Central Okanagan
Starbright Childrens Development Centre (COCDA)
Success By 6
Suxkenxitelx kl cecamala (Aboriginal Early Years Table)
The Bridge Youth and Family Services
United Way of the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen
Westbank First Nation
The Partnership began in 1999 with facilitator Gene Krupa looking to bring the community partners together around issues facing young children. In 2004 the name Community Action Toward Children’s Health was chosen and our first Terms of Reference was created. In 2008 The province of BC initiated Success By 6, a partnership of United Ways, Credit Unions of BC, the BC Government through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Aboriginal and community leaders. After both groups had been working together for many years, we began the process of formally combining our resources and becoming the Central Okanagan Early Years Partnership on April 1, 2017.
Central Okanagan’s Early Years Partnership (COEYP) Social Emotional Action Team is pleased to present this campaign to raise awareness of how you can support the social emotional development of young children. This campaign was envisioned more than a year ago by community partners who were interested in supporting social emotional development of young children in the broader community.
The Central Okanagan Early Years Partnership – Social Emotional Action Team launched a poster campaign on November 15th, 2018. This project was developed over the previous year by community partners who were interested in supporting social emotional development of young children in the broader community. Research through the Early Development Instrument from the Human Early Learning Partnership of UBC has shown that Central Okanagan young children are vulnerable in the Social Emotional domain of child development.
This campaign is a series of 9 monthly posters highlighting social emotional development themes supported by activities sent by email to participants.
If you are interested in participating, sign up for:
- A monthly poster highlighting one aspect of social emotional development
- A monthly email with simple activities that you can do with young children in your life
You can sign up for all or some of these actions by sending an email to
We feel that these posters and supporting activities will give you tools needed to easily support the social emotional development of young children.