COVID-19 UPDATE - ABORIGINAL HEADSTART
Due to the province-wide mandatory closures of all schools and childcare centres across Ontario, the Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start Program is closed. If you have any inquiries please call 807-274-7244 and leave a message or call 807-275-5073, or email the Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
The United Native Friendship Centre is pleased to offer the Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start Program. The Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start Program is a licensed child care program which focuses on the Anishinaabe culture and language, and school readiness skills. The program is offered to urban Indigenous children ages 2.5 – 5 years living within the Fort Frances community, and will run throughout the course of the school year (September – June).
We are now accepting applications for the 2020/2021 Program Year. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent via fax at 807-274-8500. Please be sure to sign and date all applications. Miigwech!
Our goal is to meet the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical needs of the children. We provide programming in six core areas: education and school readiness, Aboriginal culture and language, health promotion and nutrition, parental involvement and social support.
View this short video to see what the Aboriginal Headstart Program is about.
If you are interested in learning more about what the program has to offer, please call 807-274-7244
Charity McMahon, Early Learning Programs Lead
Karly Rousseau, Early Learning Programs Assistant
Dana Ward, Head Teacher
Courtney Plourde, Registered Early Childhood Educator
Classroom Assistants (Cassondra Caul & Emily Bird) Registered Early Childhood Educators
Shawna McRitchie, Certified Resource Teacher
Susan Councillor, Family Cultural Worker
Mindy Taschuk, Cook