I was pleased to attend the October 12th signing of the North Shore Congress’s Child and Family Friendly Community Charter at the Ambleside Park Child Care Centre. The Charter outlines a mutual commitment to the well-being and enhancement of child and family friendly communities across the North Shore.
The original draft of The Charter was developed by trustee Linda Buchanan. Applying her experience as a public health nurse and her knowledge of early childhood development, Trustee Buchanan created the initial draft of The Charter which underscores recognition that the healthy development of children from pre-natal to age six is critical to their life-long success.
The Child and Family Friendly Community Charter highlights early childhood development as a collective responsibility between parents, all levels of government, school boards, health care providers, business and community agencies.
Commitment to The Charter by the North Shore Congress ensures North Shore wide support in addressing the issues that exist regarding child care and early childhood development; concerns that are both critical and relevant to all North Shore families.