Our Community

The City of Cranbrook is at the heart of the East Kootenay, with a population of 56,000 people. Honoring the original inhabitants of the Cranbrook and surrounding areas, the Aq’am First Nation is located ten minutes north of Cranbrook and twenty minutes south of Kimberley. Cranbrook has that small town feel with the benefits of a larger community, such as the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, College of the Rockies, Pediatricians, and a number of family friendly attractions and activities. The area is easily accessible via Highways 3 and 93/95 and the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YYC).

Who we are & What We Do

The Cranbrook Early Years committee emerged in 2002 to provide a forum for individuals and interested groups to work together to address the importance of the first six years of a child’s life. Our vision is “A community where all children are valued, respected, nurtured, loved and given the opportunity to develop their full potential”. (Cranbrook Early Years Strategic Plan 2017-2020). The Cranbrook Early Years Committee is involved in a number of different projects in the community, from providing physical infrastructure to supporting early childhood screening programs. We work with all levels of government and community stakeholders to educate caregivers on the importance of children having the necessary social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills to be ready for Kindergarten.


If you would like more information, or would like to join us, please contact:

Felicity Youngward, Cranbrook Early Years Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

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