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Infant Massage – for parents with infants 0 – 10 months. This five session program builds on the attachment between parent and child and teaches techniques to help with teething, gas, colic, and relaxation. Offered in Skidegate and Masset.
Strong Start – a Ministry of Education drop-in, play-based program for children ages 0 – 5 accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Offered at all elementary schools. The Sk’aadgaa Naay program takes place at the Queen Charlotte Child Centre.
Parent Child Mother Goose – for parents/caregivers and their infants and toddlers. This ten-week oral language program teaches rhymes, songs, and stories for parents to share with their children. Offered in all communities.
Ready Set Learn – a Ministry of Education program for parents/caregivers and their three year old children. Offered in partnership with many on-island community services and designed to uphold and strengthen what parents are doing at home to support their child’s learning.
Welcome to Kindergarten – for parents/caregivers the their children entering Kindergarten in September. Sessions are held in June at all elementary schools. All families receive a resource bag of Kindergarten books and activities.
Haida Gwaii PALS (Parents as Literacy Supporters) – for parents/caregivers of Kindergarten and K/1 students; brings parents into the classroom and out on the land as active participants in their children’s learning of Haida and school-based skills.
Roots of Empathy – an international program designed for students Kindergarten to Grade 8, to promote children’s development of empathy.
Early Learning Forum – an annual day of networking and professional development for Kindergarten and Primary Teachers, School Administrators, Early Childhood Educators, and Community Service Professionals
For more information, or current program schedules, please visit:
Early Learning Coordinator
- Parents (Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles, etc.) and children
- Learning and play
- Culture and curriculum
- Families and resources
- Home, school, and community