The Collectif petite enfance and our member organizations represent thousands of early childhood development advocates who are determined to make this issue a priority for Quebec.
We are committed to taking the lead on various matters central to the future and well-being of young children across the province, from the womb through to preschool years.
The following are the pillars of our commitment, and the commitment of our partners, as we strive to achieve these goals :
- Raise awareness at every level of society about the benefits and outcomes of taking collective action in the early years of a child’s life.
- Engage people at every level of society and emphasize the importance of early intervention.
What drives us to make a difference, together
Social inequalities in Quebec have many tangible impacts on society as a whole, and young children in particular. Young children are the adults of the future. It is essential to give them the best possible start in life and an equal chance to thrive, while taking into account each child’s unique strengths and the diverse experiences to which they are exposed.
Making early childhood development a social priority is a concrete investment in building a more just, more dynamic, more enlightened and more prosperous society. Globally, societies that invest in children and families in the early years have the best health status and the smallest inequality gap in this regard.
As we are grappling with the pandemic, environmental disruptions, diversity and inclusion issues, and more, it is paramount to reassert the importance of putting early childhood development front and centre, now and for generations to come.
Takeover of the agirtot.org site
When it was announced Avenir d’enfants would be coming to an end in June 2020, the Collectif petite enfance decided to take over the agirtot.org web platform, created and developed by Avenir d’enfants to liaise with early childhood development partners over the past decade. The rich and highly relevant content resulting from the experience of this key stakeholders was something that needed to survive beyond the project.
Director, Collectif petite enfance
Rolling up her sleeves and rallying various stakeholders around a shared vision is a passion for Elise. As someone who is committed to making an active contribution to social development,…
Rolling up her sleeves and rallying various stakeholders around a shared vision is a passion for Elise. As someone who is committed to making an active contribution to social development, she was naturally drawn toward what the Collectif petite enfance stands for. She is delighted to put the expertise and insight gleaned from a diverse career to work to guide and support a wide range of partners and advocates in early childhood development.
« Let’s work together to make early childhood development a true social priority. »
Liaison and Coordination Officer, Collectif petite enfance
As the Collective petite enfance’s liaison and coordination officer, Guylaine feels very honoured to be able to contribute to such an important project, drawing on more than 20 years of…
As the Collective petite enfance’s liaison and coordination officer, Guylaine feels very honoured to be able to contribute to such an important project, drawing on more than 20 years of experience working in the early childhood development field in Quebec. She brings to the table her spirit of collaboration, sense of empathy and respect for individual differences. She is dedicated to putting the foundations in place to ensure tots and toddlers from across the province have what they need to thrive.
« Childhood is the ground on which we will walk for our whole life. » —Lya Luft