Elkford is a picturesque Rocky Mountain town founded in 1971 as a home for miners working at newly-established Fording Coal operations. From its early days as a collection of temporary homes, a one-room school, and a single general store, Elkford has grown to its current population of nearly 3,000 residents. Elkford remains a place where nature prevails – and humanity borrows a bit of space. The thrusted and vaulted limestone peaks of the Elk mountain range harbour wild places that engender profound human emotion. Elkford inspires outdoor pursuits…the palette of both active adventure and passive pursuit of serenity is as big as the mountainous expanse that surrounds.
Who We are
The Elkford Early Years Committee provides a place for individuals and interested groups to work together to address the importance of the first six years of a child’s life. Our Team’s mission is to support young families and children in Elkford; assisting them in accessing information, services, programs and programming space that support healthy child development.
What We Do
The goals of the team are:
– to optimize community use of EEY services and increase participation in quality EY programs;
– continuous improvement in the quality of EY information, services and programming achieved through research, professional development and information sharing; and
– ongoing promotion of collaborative relationships to expand EY services and programs offered in our community.