The beating heart of our programs
is the Early Years (EY) visitor.
Trained EY Visitors from the community support women to understand their prenatal health and their children’s early well-being and development. EY Visitors guide mothers, fathers, and other family caregivers in providing sensitive and competent caregiving and offering intentional learning opportunities. They also help new parents develop a vision for their future, plan subsequent pregnancies, and continue their education or find employment.
Reliable, consistent, and planned visits are the EY visitor’s specialty. During a home visit, the EY visitor guides families through the tenets of early childhood development, using what we call ‘The Early Years toolbox cards’. Practical and engaging, Early Years toolbox card phrases have been translated into Cree so families have the opportunity to deepen their language skills as they go along.
The Early Years toolbox cards give families a chance to revel in the joyful milestones in a child’s early life.
Listen: Early Years toolbox card phrases in Cree