Early Years Collaborative

We all believe that all children should be supported to become successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.  To achieve this we need to work with all children, young people and their families and provide that additional support that some families might need to achieve this for all of West Dunbartonshire’s children and young people to feel safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible and included as they grow and develop into good citizens of West Dunbartonshire.

The Early Years Framework published in December 2008, (link) signified an important milestone in encouraging partnership working to help give children the best start in life and improve the life chances of children, young people and families at risk. The objective of the Early Years Collaborative (EYC) is to help speed up making the high-level principles of Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and the Early Years Framework into practical actions at a community level.

Q: What does the EYC mean for me and my organisation?

The EYC has three stretch aims – to ensure women experience positive pregnancies resulting in healthier babies, to ensure that 85% of all children meet the expected development milestones by the 27-30 month child health review and that 90% of all children have reached their expected development milestones at the time they start primary school.  WDCVS will work to inform and support organisations who have a part to play in these aims, helping you to gain the information, opportunities and funding you need.

Q: How can I get involved?

If you are registered with us at WDCVS we will contact you with information and opportunities as they arise. We have used our sector dashboard to highlight organisations who fit within the early years arena but if you are not sure if you are included or would just like to know more get in touch.

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