Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development

"To Provide culturally appropriate health and social programs and services for all people"

Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development (AIECD)

Family, the most important part of development, is the source of the child’s first education, emotional support, social skills building and spiritual development.

Mother Goose, Hot Lunch, Aboriginal Culture, Story, Play, Visits from Elders, Fun Activities, Workshops, Immunization, Dental Clinics

All children 0 – 6 and their families are welcome.
All programs are free.

Come Join Us
2904-29th Ave.
250.542.4578
Open Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 3:30
Friday 9:00 – 12:00
Email:

Core Values

Mission Statement
Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Program believes in traditional Aboriginal teachings, knowledge, respect, individualized programs and a belief in families. We support health and wellness to meet the developmental needs of children because a healthy and safe childhood is a most basic human right.
Goals
To provide home-based services for infants at risk for developmental delay or with a diagnosed disability in order to optimize their development and continuing participation in a full range of community activates.
Philosophy
All children have the right to grow up in a safe and loving family with access to a full range of social, educational and community experiences. It is the overall intent of the Infant Development Program to support families so that these rights may be realized. Central to this is assisting families in developing and maintaining loving relationships with their child. The aim of the program is to help parents or caregivers to make optimum use of available services to enlarge their knowledge of the factors relevant to the overall growth and development of their child and to learn skills that will enable them to encourage the development of their child.
Programs
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Infant Development
  • Mother Hubbird’s Cupboard Program
  • Mother Goose

The Program

The Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development (AIECD) Program believes that childhood is the most basic human right of children and that each child deserves to be acknowledged and cherished for the qualities that make him/her unique. Through traditional teachings and respecting families as the primary expert of their children, we will support and build family health and wellness by developing an individualized program that acknowledges and cherishes their child’s developmental needs.

This program promotes the optimum development of children through a full range of community activities: a drop-in centre, traditional Aboriginal teachings, Mother Goose Program , Outreach Programs, individualized support, Hot Lunch on Thursdays/Saturdays and networking opportunities for parents.

Service Goals and Objectives

1Traditional Aboriginal teachings, knowledge and respect

2Outreach Programs, Advocating and access to resource and referrals

3Access to individualized support to meet developmental needs of each child

4Support and information on parenting and child development

5Provide crisis intervention, stabilization, assessment, and individualized case planning services.

6Networking opportunities with other parents

7Warm, Safe and Friendly place

8A Drop In Centre

9Hot Lunch

10Mother Goose Program parent/child interaction

Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Programs

All children 0 – 6 and their families are welcome.
All programs are free.
All programs except swimming are held at 2909-29th Ave.

Come Join Us
2904-29th Ave. 250.542.4578
Open Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 3:30
Friday 9:00 – 12:00
Email:

Free Swimming Lessons

For families with children up to age 6
Tuesday 2:00 – 2:30 at the Rec. Centre
Great information and fun

Mother Goose Programs

For all families with children up to age 6
Parent/child interaction
Wednesday morning 10:00 – 11:00
Fun, new songs, finger plays and a light snack

Tiny Tots Hand Drum Group

For families with children 2 – 6
Friday mornings 10:00 – 10:30
Fun interactive with Native songs

Instruction to massage

For families with infant newborn to 6 months
1st and 3rd Friday of each month

Healthy Home Cooking with Chawow

Saturday 9:00am
Great food lots of fun

Hot Lunch Program

For all families with children
Thursday and Saturday 11:00 – 1:00
Great food

Parenting Wisely

For all families with children 0 – 6
Parenting program
Times to be arranges

Drop in Centre

The drop in Centre is open Mon – Sat
9:00 – 3:30 great daily activities

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