Drumheller and Area Early Childhood Development Coalition had their 7th annual Early Years Fair on Wednesday and things could not have gone better.

The fair was designed for parents of children under the age of five and expectant parents.earlyyearfairKids could enjoy body painting while parents looked at booths

"We invite a wide variety of community agencies and organizations to our event. We have twenty-two community agencies here. They come in and share their programs and services and information with families," explained Coalition member Shauna Watson.

The event also had many activities for little ones, such as face painting and coloring, to keep them entertained while the parents perused.

"It is really important for families who are raising birth to five to have a really good understanding of early childhood development programming and services that they can access," continued Watson. "The agencies that are here today are free to access. So it is really good for families to get access and see what is out there."

Each parent was given a "passport" that could be stamped when they visited each booth. An Early Development Instrument was also handed out explaining the different needs that children in the area are struggling to access. Physical health and wellbeing, and emotional maturity were two that were lacking.

"If families don't come to an event like this they might not know that these are available to them. The library has lots of great resources, Parentlink has lots of ongoing programming. We have lots of families that come that say 'hey I didn't know that this existed in my community.' but by coming here they get connected."

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