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Aboriginal Head Start Program

Our Head Start program aims to strengthen and prepare Aboriginal children ages 3yrs 6 months-5 years of age with the necessary school-readiness skills and cultural foundation to enter mainstream schools on an equal basis with all other children in a positive, fun, stimulating, and respectful learning environment. Our main program philosophy is “Learning Through Play”.
 
Our Vision is to provide an environment where the Aboriginal pre-school child has the opportunity to learn and practice their culture as part of the curriculum. Head Start provides each child exposure to the required emergent literacy skills that prepare them to enter school on an equal basis with all other children. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in the education of their child through a variety of program involvement opportunities.

 

AHSUNC focuses on six program components:

 

  • Culture and Language

  • Education and School Readiness

  • Health and Safety Promotion

  • Nutrition (using the Canadian Aboriginal Food Guide)

  • Social Support Networking

  • Parental Involvement

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We currently have availabilities up to Pre-school, but we have limited spaces in all our schools!

ABBOTT SCHOOL

BELMEAD SCHOOL

ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL

The goal of this program is to foster the holistic growth of our children guided by SPICE : Social, Physical, Intellectual, Cultural and Emotional.

 

  • Ensure high quality program delivery through culturally relevant traditional teachings

  • Employ qualified and caring staff

  • Support parents/caregivers as the primary teachers of their children

  • Engage Parents/Caregivers in program participation

  • Recognize and support extended families in teaching and caring for children

  • Seek community Elders participation and support

  • Involve community partners and/cohorts

  • Build the child’s self-esteem and preserve cultural identity

  • Foster in the child a desire of life-long learning – making learning meaningful

  • Ensure transparent evaluation and accountability frameworks