T.R.U.E. In The Trees
To support the leadership capacity of early childhood educators the project team in collaboration with their community partners and building on the strengths in their ECE community, they inspired residents to enjoy their natural environment with their children through family centered activities. By educating parents and caregivers of the value of learning and brain development that comes with outdoor play and social interaction between families and community they enhanced the knowledge of early childhood while enhancing community capacity. The team then had plans to reach out beyond Salmon Arm to other communities in their regions including 4 nearby aboriginal communities to encourage partnerships and sharing of their perspective on our natural environment, child development and culturally appropriate events.