One of our newly joined members recently thanked us for inviting them “to be part of this revolutionary movement to support our little one”. The COEYP Table (formerly CATCH) has existed in our community for over 20 years, and has an open invitation to any agency, business or community partner who would like to support and advocate for children and families in their successful and healthy growth and development.
The Table also continues to support the Family Screen-Time Research Project that they funded in the past two years in partnership with UBC-O, Project Literacy and Childhood Connections, and updates can be found at https://familyscreentime.ca/
And the Table supported the Unplug & Play – Family Literacy Week Event that saw over 900 families come out to participate at the Event at Parkinson Recreation Centre.
Promoting Healthy Family Screen Time
UBC Okanagan researchers, in collaboration with Project Literacy, Childhood Connections, and the Central Okanagan Early Years Partnership, have launched the family screen time project. This project has included:
- Researching the impact of screen time in Okanagan families with young children
- Sharing research findings at academic conferences and community events
- Holding a focus group with local stakeholders
- Creating the Family Screen Time website and blog
The table meets bi-monthly and our next meeting is on April 3, 2020 at 9:00am – 11:30am at Starbright Children’s Development Centre. At this meeting, we’ll be finalizing plans for our community event to share the latest Early Development Instrument (EDI) Wave 7 Data Event to share the latest information from UBC.
COEYP Calendar of Events April 13th – April 24th