BC First Nations Head Start Newsletter

“Growing Together” is the quarterly newsletter of the BC First Nations Head Start On-Reserve Program. 

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See Contact page for contact details for the newsletter editor.

Grandmas and Babies program, Developmental Portfolios, Site Profile: Witsuwit'en, Rachel's ECE Journey, Being Culturally Respectful, Head Start Superheroine Claudia McKay

On the Road Again, Make A Fun Stool, Can We Change the Way We Deliver Our Program?, From Vision to Success, Top 10 Benefits of Having an Aboriginal ECD Plan, Planning With the Seasons, Head Start Superheroine Mona Jules

World ECE Forum, All About My Name, Gitwangak Head Start, Too Much Sugar, New Faces, Creating a Class Scrapbook, Empowering Parents

Head Start in Atlantic Canada, A Day at Kwadacha, Saikuz' Daycare Potlatch, Goodbye to Pennie and Katie, The Soft Drink Monster, Garage Sale Toys

Cooking With Preschoolers, Toddlers About to Graduate (T.A.G.), Kidstress, Quick Ways to Relax, Coldwater Health Challenge

Ey Qwal Speech and Language Program, Seabird Island Collaborative Head Start, Our 10th Birthday, Staff Profile: Zoe LeFevre, Easy Salad Bar Lunch

Head Start Site Exchanges, Traditional Child-Rearing, Create a Family Story Book, Staff Profile: Bonnie LaBounty

PALS Literacy Program, Our Graduation Celebration, Giving Thanks for Laurence, Osoyoos Head Start, Activity: Animal Dance, Hello from Bonnie LaBounty, Site News: Vernon's Elders and Language Nest

Pauquachin Dads, Collaboration, Little Stars Head Start, Meet Pam and Penny, Health Canada Funding Changes, Goodbyes to Lana, Herb and Romona, Site News: Namgis and Pauquachin

ECE in New Zealand, Soda Creek Head Start, Activity: For the Birds

Baby Activity: What Do You Feel? Indigenous Fathers Project, Sto:lo Head Start, Meet Dayna

Celebrating Dads, Red Cliff Father Project, Positive Father Involvement, Kitselas Head Start, File Folder Games, Healthy Food Bags

Drum-Making Diary, More About ASCDP, Lower Post Head Start, Alphabet Puppet Sticks, TPR Language Teaching, Father’s Day Contest

Barb’s Northern Support Trip, Space For Parents, N“”Quatqua Head Start

What Is Supported Child Development? Guide For Culturally-Focused Early Intervention, Tl’atz’en Head Start, Parent Room Contest, New RAC Members

Ktunaxa Head Start Fair, Snuneymuxw Head Start, Cathy Dunn-Gilbert, “All About Me” Book, Healthy Eating Ideas

Kindness Chain, Born to Read Bags, Book Contest, Soda Creek Head Start, Environmental Education, The Iroquois Address, Introducing Barb, Earth Day Ideas

FirstVoices Kids, Saanich Collaborative Head Start, Native Art Sewing Cards, Get Moving Indoors

Visiting the Salmon Run, Encouraging Parent Participation, Things We Like About Justin, Vocabulary Key Rings, Snc’c’amala?tn Head Start, A Blessing Ceremony, About the RAC, New Regional Reps

Summer Science Program, The Common Bowl, Family Days, “I Am Me” Program, Wil Sii Sit’aatkws Head Start, Weaving Activity, Cultural Family Camp, Teaching Science, Anspayaxw Ladies, Summer Parade

Virtues With Children, Staff Wellness Day, Sto:lo Head Start, The Language of Encouragement, Mini-Readers, Fun Movement Ideas, My Loving “Nest”

Snuneymuxw Playgroup, Super Head Start Family Contest, Esketemc Head Start, A Camping Centre, Staff Support, My Friend Deanna, A Caregiver Promise

Healthy Snack Basket, A Bunny Hole, National Child Day, Video Your Head Start, Tla-o-quiaht Head Start, ECE Training, Get Active! RAC Reps

Iskut Head Start, Parent-Tot Garage Sale, Planting Bulbs, Wrap the Elders Around the Children, Writing Our Stories, Theme Activity Boxes, Rosalind Williams

Drink Water! Collaborative Outreach, Getting Dads Involved, Writing Contest

Healthy Babies Club, Involving Parents, Recording Elders’ Voices, Meet Christine

Focus on Literacy Ideas & Resources, Buffi’s Story

Focus on Culture: Singing and Dancing in Kitwanga, Traditional Foods, Cottonwood Canoe, Baby Ceremony

The Good Food Box, Diabetes Resources and Activities, Meet Jan Stephens

Planning Outreach, A Tree For All Seasons, Winter Blues, Meet Chini

Harlen Jones, Klemtu’s Challenges, Salmon Patties, Web Sites