Community Early Years Initiatives/Partnerships

Children First Initiative / Children First Regional Initiative

Children First regional initiatives support and promote the healthy growth and development of young children, birth to six years. Using a community development approach, local groups work together to assess, identify and plan for the unique needs of young children in their community.

Children First initiatives collaborate with other early years community partners such as, Success by 6®, the Human Early Learning Partnership and the Community Action Program for Children to strengthen early years services in communities across BC.

Phone Number: 250-816-1699



The Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership (GNEYP) is a diverse group of engaged community partners who are committed to improving the health and development of children ages pre-natal to six in the Greater Nanaimo area. Our mission is to be positive, evolving community table that collaborates to identify, strengthen and support the optimal development of children and their families with the goal of having children thriving and school ready.

Phone Number: 250-816-1699


Ladysmith Early Years Partnership

The Ladysmith Early Years Partnership is a group of early childhood service providers who work together to make Ladysmith a community where children and families thrive. The Partnership, known as LEYP, also promotes the healthy development of children ages 0 to 6 by getting together on a regular basis to share information and plan for a full range of programs and services to meet the needs of Ladysmith families.

Phone Number: 250-245-6427


Success by Six® Initiative

Success By 6 BC is a partnership of United Ways, Credit Unions of BC, the BC Government through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Aboriginal and community leaders.

The partnership is supported by a Provincial Manager and governed by the Early Childhood Development Provincial Partnership. The United Way of the Lower Mainland acts as the managing partner.

Success By 6 builds community through engaging citizens in building child and family friendly communities and funding programs that include cultural programs and resources, literacy, nutrition, child care, children’s play, parenting and family skills development.

Phone Number:  250-591-8731


Vancouver Island Early Years Network

The Island Early Years Network is a professional educational organization comprised of Early Years Leads from school districts across Vancouver Island. The network liaises with the Ministry of Education and provides a forum for sharing best practice. Members meet several times over the school year and annually organize a conference targeted at Early Years professionals.

Phone Number: 250-741-5247

Quick Summary

 Children First Initiative  250-816-1699
 Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership  250-816-1699
 Ladysmith Early Years Partnership
 Success by Six® Initiative  250-591-8731
 Vancouver Island Early Years Network  250-741-5247  


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