This will provide you with a list of programs available for parents/caregivers and young children in Fernie.

Fernie Early Childhood Calendar



Helping Our Children Climb Mountains:

Fernie is a city in the Elk Valley area of the East Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1898, the municipality has a year-round population of under 5000. Fernie has a lot to offer to families, with many opportunities to socialize and learn in a variety of nurturing environments.  “The Best Little Town in BC” is rich with history, beauty and friendly people living a simple mountain life.

What We Do

The Fernie Early Childhood Development Team is a group of committed individuals that waterwork 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 Fernie.  We assist them in accessing information, services, and programs that support healthy child development.

We work to ensure that resources and relationships exist within our community that make it possible for children and families to reach their fullest potential.  We strongly believe that everyone in a community contributes to children, families and community functioning.

Coalition members are committed to maintaining awareness of our relationship to one another; to increasing our networking within and outside the ECD community; to sharing information with one another; to coordinating planning locally and regionally to act on issues that affect us.