Regional Coordinator

Gina Panattoni

Phone:  250.426.2542

Email: ekidsfirst@shaw.ca

Regional Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator

Chelsea Nicholas

Phone:  250.489.4563 ext 3005

Email: cnicholas@ktunaxa.org

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Communities We Serve

Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford, Windermere Valley

Community Coordinators

Creston:  Ellie Reynoldscvecd.sby6@gmail.com

Cranbrook:  Natalie Rudrum cranbrookearlyyears@gmail.com

Elkford: Ravneet Gill elkfordecd@gmail.com

Fernie: Jodie Parker jodparker@shaw.ca

Kimberley:  Danica Roussy eykimberley@gmail.com

Sparwood: Jillian Doey sparwoodearlyyears@gmail.com

Windermere Valley:  Meagan Fazackerley mfazackerley@familydynamix.ca

Supporting Children & Families in the East Kootenay

Early Childhood Development teams are active in 7 communities in the East Kootenay Regions.  ECD teams are busy throughout the year working on projects such as Books for Babies, planning special and educational events and contributing to important programs such as Baby Goose. 

In the East Kootenay we distribute Early and Often posters about the importance of the early years.  Our messages focus on reading, playing, singing, listening and talking with your children.

Every other year a dedicated group of representatives from East Kootenay Success By 6, East Kootenay Children First and other ECD agencies work together to host a Regional Early Years Conference.  This event brings together professionals who work with children in the region and beyond to learn and celebrate all they do for children and families!