Kimberley

Our Community

Kimberley is located in the south-eastern corner of British Columbia just north of the U.S. Border. The City population (6,484) enjoys views overlooking the fertile and beautiful Kootenay River Valley and the Rocky Mountains to the east.


Who We Are & What We Do

The Kimberley Early Years Team (EYT) is a community planning committee dedicated to the support and advocacy of families living in and around Kimberley.  Our vision is that Kimberley will be a healthy, supportive community for families during pregnancy and in the child’s first 6 years of life. During these critical development years emotional, social, language and motor skills of children will be supported.
Members include agency representatives and individuals from a broad cross section of disciplines – social service agencies, public health, resource and referral, mental health, literacy, early intervention, business, childcare.  Parent representation from our community is vital to stay current and accurately represent families in our community.

The primary role of the EYT is to facilitate the coordination of family services and early childhood community development in Kimberley. Our mission is to foster family and community engagement, awareness and involvement in the Early Years areas of: Physical health and well-being, Social competence, Emotional maturity, Language and cognitive developments and, Communication skills.

Our three-year goals include:

  • Enhance supports and services for families with children 0-6.
  • Sustain an Early Years Service in Kimberley and area.
  • Expand the scope and knowledge of family and community service providers in Kimberley and area.
  • Promote community awareness about the importance of early years.

Contact

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

Kimberley Early Years Coordinator

Email:

Visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/kimberleyearlyyears/

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