Early Childhood Development is a priority for the Government of the Northwest Territories. As a Government, we believe we can do a better job for our children and are committed to making sure every child get the right start towards a brighter future. Research shows that the ages 0-6 are the most important in a child’s life. During the early years, patterns are set that will affect a child’s health, learning ability, relationships, and work for the rest of their lives. It is important that effective early childhood development programs are available to support our children’s future, right from the start.
For more in-depth information on the GNWT’s commitment to Early Childhood Development, please review Right from the Start: A Framework and Action Plan for Early Childhood Development in the NWT.