Little Moccasins Head Start Program values our Elders as our language keepers and our children as our language carriers. It is our responsibility to guide children in the language, cultural beliefs and cultural practices as each child is part of what make the community whole. We acknowledge and honor the expertise of both young and old.
Little Moccasins Head Start Beliefs: Our holistic philosophy guides us to be healthy individuals that create healthy communities that are balanced in all phases of spiritual, physical, emotional and mental well being.
Unique to Head Start's early intervention philosophy is the recognition that culture is a fundamental part of a child's health development and that caring, creativity and confidence flow from a strong grounding in community values.
Head Start provides children with a positive sense of themselves as First Nations children and builds on the children's knowledge of their First Nation's languages and experience of culture in their communities.
~Simpcw Health embraces and is committed to supporting Simpcw in creating wellness in all
aspects of life~
Cwelcwelt-Kucw te qelmucw
We are Healthy People
BC First Nations Head Start on reserve (BCFHHS) is a holistic community based program designed to enhance early childhood development, school readiness and overall family health and wellness for First Nations preschool children (birth to six years) on reserve.
Our Head Start Program is designed with the belief that children are a gift from the Creator and with this in mind we recognize children as our most valuable resource and offer a comprehensive experience for children 0-6 years and their families. The program is based on caring, creativity and pride by offering children and their families the chance to learn and grow within our community. Our teachings evolve around the six components. We strive to promote effective community based programming recognizing the uniqueness and diversity of our community.
Head Start programs provide opportunites for children to access health professionals and for children and families to practice healthy lifestyles with an emphasis on developing independence, self-care and wellness choices for life.
Head Start programs help families connect with resources and community servies that can support and empower them in their roles as parents.
Involvement: Head Start programs support and involve parents and family members as the primary teachers of children and provide opportunities for parents/caregivers to be actively involved Head Start and to learn and grow as role models for their children.
Head Start programs encourage children to enjoy life-long learning by providing rich opportunities for their emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development.
Head Start programs provide children with a positive sense of themselves as First nations children and provide them with opportunities to understand and experience their culture and language.
Head Start programs provide children with wholesome food to help them meet their nutritional needs and provide children and families with information and support in developing healthy eating habits that can be maintained for life.
Little Moccasins Program is locally designed to reflect the uniqueness of the Simpcw First Nations community and culture and is supported by the leadership of the Simpcw Health board.
** Children Must be Registered to Attend Head Start **
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30-11:30am
All Diapered Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult
Children Aged 28 month & Older that are Toilet Trained May Attend by Themselves
For more information, please contact:
Head Start Coordinator
Simpcw First Nations \ Head Start Program
500 Dunn Lake Road
P.O. Box 220
Barriere, BC V0E 1E0
Phone: 250.672.9995 ext: 245
Toll Free: 1.800.678.1129 ext: 245
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500 Dunn Lake Road, B.C
8:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday