BCACCS hosts two Aboriginal Head Start (AHS) Preschools in Vancouver’s urban environment for Aboriginal children ages 3-5 years old. All AHS site programs are based on a holistic approach to early childhood experiences which emphasize the needs of the child within the family, school, and community. These programs are provided free of charge to eligible Aboriginal families, follow the play-based philosophy, and are designed to include parents.
Program goals are:
- To foster the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth
- To foster a desire for lifelong learning
- To support parents/guardians as primary teachers and caregivers
- To foster a holistic approach to learning based on Aboriginal values
Find out more about Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC.