Our vision is for young children and their families to thrive on the Sunshine Coast. It is our mission to create caring communities that nurture our children.
EARLY YEARS MATTER
The latest research clearly shows that our early experiences shape our development as humans.
Positive and negative experiences become ‘embedded’ in the biology of our brains and bodies, persisting far into adult life and influencing our health and well-being.
Adult health is more influenced by events and conditions in early childhood and even before birth than was ever imagined.
The Sunshine Coast Early Years Council
is a local group of parents and professionals who work to improve the lives of local families with children aged 0-6.
The Sunshine Coast Early Years Council exists to champion, develop and implement our community’s Early Years Strategic Plan.
The Sunshine Coast Early Years Council oversees the Sunshine Coast Success By 6 initiative.From pregnancy and postpartum all the way through the pre-school years, the Sunshine Coast, BC offers many terrific supports, resources and services.
Please refer to our most recent Early Years Strategy document to learn more about the work that we are doing.
SUCCESS BY 6
Success by 6 is an early childhood development initiative dedicated to providing all children with a good start in life.
Success By 6 brings together partners from all sectors: provincial, municipal health, child-care government, community and Aboriginal services, education, recreation, libraries and others - to work together to create child and family friendly communities.
Please refer to the Success by 6 annual report and Royal College report to stay informed about our organization and learn about all of the work we are doing.
Please read our mission statement here
Success By 6’s provincial mission is that every child succeeds for life by focusing on ensuring, through leadership, leveraging and linkages, that all communities in BC are better served in supporting healthy childhood development.
From pregnancy and postpartum all the way through the pre-school years, the Sunshine Coast, BC offers many terrific supports, resources and services.
If you’re part of a family with kids under age six, reach out and connect, share your circumstances, challenges and successes. You’ll be welcomed by warm, caring people who are dedicated to helping families and children thrive!
WE VALUE PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATION