Our Middle Childhood Matters Steering Committee is a diverse group of professionals and community members who are dedicated to ensuring that our community considers the needs of our children in middle childhood, from 6 – 12 years old. This Committee meets on a bi-monthly basis to collaborate, research and work together to coordinate middle childhood initiatives.
This committee formed with the purpose of helping parents, professionals, and the Surrey-White Rock communities to understand the importance of providing strong supports and programming for children in middle childhood. In the past ten years, the importance of early childhood has become better understood and supported by our society; it is the goal of this committee to ensure that the importance of middle childhood is as well understood. The committee is also actively working to ensure that the necessary supports, in the form of quality child care and after-school programming, are available to as many children as possible in the community, whose families are seeking these programs.
Click here to see the Middle Childhood Strategic Plan and Outcomes Framework which guides the committee’s work.
Click here to see the recently published Middle Childhood research papers: Profile and Context of Surrey-White Rock Middle Years Children and Middle Years Research Brief [NEW!!- March 6, 2017]
The Middle Childhood Matter Steering Committee consists of community members, as well as representatives from the following organizations:
Middle Childhood Matters is funded by The United Way and the Ministry for Children and Family Development.