The path to obtaining a high school diploma starts at birth and requires support through the early years to completing high school.
The first three years in a child's life are critical for development, and set the stage for future learning and growth. In Edmonton, 10,780 children six years and younger live below the poverty line and are at risk of not achieving their potential.
A Strong Start
32.7% of young children in Edmonton are experiencing great difficulty in one or more areas when they enter kindergarten. (ECMap 2014)
How are the children?
There are approximately 56,000 children aged 0 to 6 living in Edmonton. That's 14% of the Edmonton's population.
During the first few years of life, development takes place at an incredible rate and sets the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing.
(From: Words to Action Report, 2013 - Public Interest Alberta)