Early Childhood Questionnaire - Shelley Tupper - Ward 2 - Edmonton

The literacy of parents and grandparents to early childhood development is paramount. There may be current Council initiatives...

If elected, how will you champion the Early Years in your governance work on Council?

I would champion the importance of providing resources for the occurrence of early childhood experiences. For example:
- Early Learning Programming
- Edmonton Public Libraries
- Child Friendly Edmonton
- Playful Downtown
- Free Admission Day (this year Sunday September 24)

How will you support Council’s current initiatives focused on young children and their families?

I would learn as much as I could about the initiatives so that I could advocate and advise City Council and City Departments on issues affecting young children and their families. I would keep this in mind when considering policies, programs and services and as a guide for reviewing public spaces.

Do you have any new or different initiatives to propose that will improve the early childhood development results for young children? If so, what are they?

The literacy of parents and grandparents to early childhood development is paramount. There may be current Council initiatives that address adult literacy that could be tailored to help motivate a parent’s learning with a young child to rear.

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