Grande Prairie Friendship Centre

Aboriginal Head Start Program


Description
Offers an Aboriginal Head Start classroom that endeavours to be culturally appropriate in curriculum and atmosphere.

Service provides:

  • an Aboriginal Head Start classroom that endeavours to be culturally appropriate in curriculum and atmosphere
  • a program to better equip children to learn while fostering good health, child development, and support to parents in their role as caregivers

Includes:

  • the opportunity for every child to develop¬†their full potential as a spiritual, emotional, social, and physical being
  • a sense of pride and a desire to learn, provide parenting skills, foster emotional and social development, increase confidence, and improve family relationships
  • giving children the opportunity to develop to their full potential by learning through play
  • children developing the self-confidence needed to overcome difficulties in their social environment, preparing them for successful lives in their families, school, and community
  • a focus on several components that are key to a child's development in this stage of life: education, culture, health promotion, nutrition, social support, and parent / family involvement
Affiliation: Partnered with Public Health Agency of Canada.Key Provider: program co-ordinators, trained staff
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • children 3 to 5 years
  • whose families are members
Membership registration is free and can be accessed on the website.
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • contact for details
Due to COVID-19, the Aboriginal Head Start has closed it's classrooms. They are currently running the program virtually through different platforms. There will be no new registrations until closer to September 2021. E-mail for more information.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

There is a 2 year waiting list.

Telephone
780-532-5771
Fax
780-532-6738
Web Site
http://www.gpfriendshipcenter.com
Email
headstart@gpfriendship.com
Languages
Cree; English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: Yes,

Annual April 1 to March 31: $5.00 per individual and $10.00 per family.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: No - Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
December 4, 2020
Address
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre; 10105 97 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 0N5
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Hours of Operation
Mon
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM