Amiskwaciy Cultural Society

Aboriginal Head Start

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Description
Offers programming to prepare Aboriginal children with school-readiness skills to enter mainstream schools on an equal basis with all other children.

Service provides:

  • culturally relevant traditional teachings for Aboriginal children to prepare them with school-readiness skills to enter mainstream schools on an equal basis with all other children

Includes:

  • learning through play
  • supporting parents / caregivers as the primary teachers of their children
  • engaging parents / caregivers in program participation
  • recognizing and supporting extended families in teaching and caring for children
  • seeking community Elders' participation and support
  • involving community partners and / or cohorts
  • helping to build the child's self-esteem and preserve cultural identity, and foster a desire of lifelong learning
  • ensuring transparent evaluation and accountability frameworks

Programming topics include:

  • culture and language
  • education and school readiness
  • health and safety promotion
  • nutrition (using the Canadian Aboriginal Food Guide)
  • social support networking
  • parental involvement
Key Provider: early childhood professionals, occupational therapists, social workers, speech-language pathologists
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • 3.5 to 5 years
  • who are First Nations, Inuit, or Metis
Application Process
Service Access: Application RequiredReferral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait lists may occur if program site locations are full.

Telephone
780-640-9799
Fax
780-452-3072
Web Site
http://www.aboriginalheadstart.com
Email
mnollski@amiskwaciy.ca
Languages
Cree
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
April 24, 2019
Address
12045 34 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5W 1Z5
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:15 AM - 04:15 PM
Tue
08:15 AM - 04:15 PM
Wed
08:15 AM - 04:15 PM
Thu
08:15 AM - 04:15 PM
Fri
08:15 AM - 04:15 PM