We are a network comprised of partners from across all sectors and groups in the Foothills region, who share a common vision about the importance of working together to support the development of our children and youth.
We know that the first five years of life are critical for the healthy development of children. A happy, healthy home and exposure to positive experiences can shape the way the brain and body develops and has lifelong impacts on health. Early childhood is a time when children need to know they are loved, valued and respected. This in turn, fosters their capacity to love, value and respect others.
Similar to the early years, adolescence is another period of significant brain development. Just like younger children, our youth need loving supportive environments with clear and consistent boundaries. Young people need adults to believe and encourage them, to listen to what they have to say and to feel accepted by our communities.