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Every child has the right to develop his or her full potential as a spiritual, emotional, social, and physical being. Our program thrives to instil a sense of pride and a desire to learn, provide parenting skills, foster emotional and social development, increase confidence, and improve family relationships. The Aboriginal Head Start class room endeavours to be culturally appropriate in curriculum and atmosphere. Studies show that Early Childhood education programs such as Head Start better equip children to learn while fostering good health, child development, and support to parents in their role as caregivers.

The Public Health Agency of Canada provides the primary funding for the Aboriginal Head Start program. Their overall mission is to help the people of Canada maintain and improve their overall health outcomes for all people. The mandate for PHAC focuses on the following six key components: Cultural and Language, Education, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Social Support Programs, and Parental and Family Involvement.

About the Program

The program focuses 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.

Through the Aboriginal Head Start Program, we offer:

  • Two full day programming
  • Trained and qualified staff
  • Parent education classes
  • Swimming lessons
  • Gymnastic classes
  • Cooking activities for families
  • Cultural teachings
  • Social skill development
  • Nurturing environment
  • Trained and qualified staff
  • Transportation
  • Hot breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack
  • Parenting classes
  • Elder visits
  • Cultural teachings for families and children
  • Parent advisory circle meetings
  • Developmental assessments
  • Partnerships with community health professionals and the Grande Prairie Public School District
  • Family supports and referrals
  • Daily smudging
  • Family events
  • Seeds of Empathy program
  • Certified Snoezelen - Room
  • Cultural Literacy bag program
  • CHEERS Nutrition program
  • And much more!

For More Information:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • (780) 532-5771
  • 10105-97 Avenue (downtown location - main floor)
  • Download program brochure
  • You can add your child to the waitlist here