“Come & Learn” Regina Aboriginal Head Start”
The primary goal of the “Come & Learn” Regina Aboriginal Head Start Program is to provide a happy, healthy and stimulating environment for children 3 to 5 years of age and ensure they are school ready. The program stresses that the design and delivery of the program is consistent with Indigenous culture and values.
The Come ‘N’ Learn Regina Aboriginal Head Start Program strives to provide children with the happiest possible experiences as they participate in the program. At the same time the Program addresses the following:
- Foster the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of each child.
- Foster a desire in the child for lifelong learning.
- Support parents and guardians as the prime teachers and caregivers of their children and operate an open-door policy for all parents, making sure parents/caregivers play a key role in the planning, development, operation and evaluation of the program.
- Recognize the support extended families in teaching and caring for children, including the important role of Elders.
- Ensure the local indigenous community is involved in the planning, development, operation and evaluation of the program.
- Ensure that the initiative works with and is supported by other community programs and services
The Come ‘N’ Learn Head Start Program curriculum focuses on children age’s 3-5. In order to provide a holistic, culturally relevant learning environment, the Program will include activities and learning opportunities based on the following components;
- Culture and language
- Health and Safety
- Nutrition (using the Canadian Aboriginal Food Guide)
- Social Networking
- Parent Involvement
January 16, 2019