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Phone: 780-532-5771

Address: 10105-97 Avenue (downtown location - main floor)


Joleen Bateman / Program Coordinator 

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.

The Aboriginal Head Start Program is designed to give children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old the opportunity to develop to their full potential by learning through play. Children develop the self-confidence needed to overcome difficulties in their social environment; preparing them for successful lives in their families, school and community.

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:

  • Preschool for children aged 3-5
  • 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