According to the North Okanagan Early Childhood Development Coalition (NOECD), 30 per cent of B.C. children enter school vulnerable in one or more developmental areas, which can impact future workforce, crime levels and community leadership.
“But with smart family policies, the B.C. business community can save $1 billion a year and grow B.C.’s economy,” said Lynne Reside, coordinator for the NOECD.
The coalition invites community leaders in government, business, health, education and aboriginal communities to a presentation Friday to hear Dr. Paul Kershaw, one of Canada’s leading thinkers about family policy. He is the Human Early-Learning Partnership Scholar of Social Care, Citizenship, and the Determinants of Health at UBC.
The breakfast and presentation with Kershaw takes place Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. This event is free, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 250-549-9178 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org