COEYP

 

The Central Okanagan Early Years Partnership is built on the knowledge that early child development sets the foundation for young children to grow to their fullest potential. We work to build a coordinated, effective, and inclusive community-driven system for the early years. Our role is to raise awareness about the importance of the early years and leverage resources and partnerships to increase the collaboration of Early Years services.

“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

Children’s First

City of Kelowna

Early Child Educators of BC

Interior Health

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

Our History

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.

#OkFamiliesConnections

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

admin@childhoodconnections.ca

We feel that these posters and supporting activities will give you tools needed to easily support the social emotional development of young children.