Nurturing Excellence in Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care since 1996

We are committed to ensuring that every Indigenous child in BC has access to spiritually enriching, culturally grounded, high quality early childhood development services.

Resources for Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care: Navigating COVID-19

This page offers information for Indigenous early learning and child care (IELCC) programs and Indigenous families and communities about keeping safe, available funding, and other types of COVID-19 resources.

Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework

Investment opportunities to support our children are now available through the Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (IELCC) Framework. First Nations communities in BC are invited to access funding and resources to deliver high-quality, language-driven, and culturally-grounded ELCC to every child and family.

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We engage in research and policy analysis to better advocate for and inform necessary supports for Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care.

Children’s stories and games; Curriculum development and teaching materials; ECE education and training materials; Research and policy development; Online resources.

We offer year-round early childhood development training workshops, scheduled by request and taught at community sites, both on and off-reserve, throughout BC.

Aboriginal Child Care and Resource and Support Services; Community of Practice; Community Information Services; Job Postings; Campaigns; Host to two Aboriginal Headstart Daycares.

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ECE Cultural Competency Project The end result was a series of five cultural competency video modules for early childhood educators and a supporting booklet. Learn More

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