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welcome

What are your hopes and dreams for all children? As caring adults we all have a key role in supporting our children’s potential for healthy development and success in literacy and learning.

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our work

Cafe’s conversation resources offer a strength-based exploration of how we can best support young children, by highlighting emerging research, collective knowledge, experience and local resources.

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our vision

We see the development of strong, healthy communities where children are fully supported to reach their potential. Caring adults have the tools, support and information they need to help realize this.

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our community

Cafe brings together parents, caregivers and educators to share knowledge, experience and resources around how to best ensure our children reach their potential. Together we are better – please join the conversation!

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Latest News & Events

Explore the The First 2000 Days Early Childhood Development Network's Community Events calendar for news and events around this amazing window of opportunity in child development. Next network night will be held Monday, May 28 from 6:30-9:30 PM. Read more...

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Research and reading

The foundation for a healthy brain is built in the first 2000 days of a child’s life through relationships and environment, with lifelong impacts on learning, behavior, and health. Explore How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development

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The Early Years

We now know the key to supporting healthy outcomes in young children is through building the capacities of the caring adults. Parent Café: the Early Years resource builds capacity for bringing parents and caregivers together in learning conversations to explore their important roles.

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Literacy and Learning

A child with a strong foundation for literacy is more likely to experience success in learning and development. Parent Cafe’s resources guide parents, caregivers and communities to explore their role in supporting school-aged children in their reading and learning journeys.

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Community Learning

Healthy communities are vital for supporting healthy children. Cafe offers community development training and support for groups wishing to mobilize around improving literacy, early childhood development and other issues that impact children.

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support

We all have unique strengths and assets. How can you be a part of the Café community?