Component 2: Education

Head Start programs support and encourage First Nations children to enjoy life-long learning, by providing enjoyable opportunities to learn, focusing on holistic early childhood development (physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social development).

Guidelines for Implementation

  • Plan for physical activity and motor development
  • Promote emotional health and a positive approach to new experiences
  • Encourage social knowledge and competence
  • Develop language and literacy skills
  • Develop general knowledge and cognitive skills
  • Nurture spiritual well-being

Implementation Ideas and Examples

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