General Program Information
Staff members are required to have a diploma in Early Childhood Education or equivalent. A knowledge of child development and an awareness of the Indigenous traditions, culture, and language is essential. The Director ensures quality programming for each child. The food preparer is responsible for the preparation of nutritional snacks and lunches for the children.
A specially designed curriculum incorporating the Indigenous culture is used to meet the developmental needs of the children in care. Each day provides a variety of opportunities for planned activities both indoors and outdoors. Staff set up an environment to enhance the child’s development intellectually, socially, physically, creatively, and emotionally. Play time will be balanced with daily routines. Our staff support and assist the children when required, as well as encouraging them to be as independent as possible.
Our outdoor play space consists of an enclosed playground for the infants and toddlers and a space shared with the school for the preschool and school-age children, which is also fenced. We have sheds to hold our toys and activities designated for outdoor use.
We are located in St. Vincent school. We are licensed for 40 children: 6 infants, 10 toddlers, 16 preschool children and 15 school-aged children.
Our Site Supervisor at the St. Vincent site is Valerie Charlie, but our Executive Director, Joy Vanasse, is also based out of the St. Vincent site.