ECDSS’ vision of connectedness is realized in a variety of ways, but no more so than through the connections formed between those who engage in professional learning with us, especially those who are from what are perceived to be differing scopes of practice.
As projects arise that require resources, knowledge, and relationships to bring all the pieces together, ECDSS is the agency to whom government and community turn.
ECDSS receives funding from Edmonton and Area Human Services to provide training and support to Early Intervention Programs.
ECDSS is a member partner of Alberta Home Visitation Network Association (AHVNA)
Edmonton & Area home visitation programs have 4 nurses seconded to provide assessments and health related support to Home Visitation families. The Healthy Beginnings program through AHS is an integral referral and support network for new parents.
ECDSS offers a 15% discount on trainings to members of the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta.
ECDSS has certified facilitators to deliver Mental Health First Aid Basic Adult to intervention workers and other interested individuals throughout the province.
ECDSS has certified facilitators for delivering the Kids Have Stress Too! program for intervention workers and other interested individuals throughout the province.
ECDSS provides professional development and support to the Inter Agency Head Start Network.
ECDSS is a founding member of the Aligning Early Learning and Care Network and provides download access to Go Play messaging.
For more information visit the GoPlay Resources Page
ECDSS provides professional development and support services to programs funded through First Nations Inuit Health Branch Alberta Region.