qχeləc, nə́c̓əmat θəɬ kʷθə šxʷqʷeləwən
Many Voices, One Mind
Our Members and Partners
A special thank you and offer of our sincere gratitude ....
We have designed a variety of our Resources in collaboration with ECD consultant, Carmen Pereda. Together through collaboration and generous proceeds from our Funding Partners we have been able to develop cultural resources, teacher manuals and facilitation of training(s).
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
The British Columbia Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) is committed to nurturing excellence through community outreach, training, education, research and advocacy, to ensure every Aboriginal child in BC has access to spiritually enriching, culturally relevant, high quality early childhood development services.
Boothroyd Indian Band
A First Nations Band located near Boston Bar and is a member of the Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council.
Chawathil First Nation
Provides many services to the community including housing and social services, healthcare and dental, pre & post-natal, early childhood education as well as business and non-profit services.
Future 4 Nations Aboriginal Head Start
Future 4 Nations Head Start is an urban Aboriginal Head Start Preschool program located in Mission B.C. A fully licensed Centre providing services to a maximum of 20 children at a time.
Hand in Hand Child Care Society
Hand in Hand Child Care Society is a non-profit organization that offers preschool and school age care programs (5-12 years) on-site at several elementary schools within the Abbotsford, British Columbia community. Hand in Hand is committed to providing quality childcare by working “hand in hand” with all levels of the Abbotsford community.
Inclusion Langley Society
Inclusion Langley Society, Child Development Services has served families since 1975 with a range of support services from birth-19 years of age. Programs that are served through ILS are: Indigenous Infant Development, Indigenous Supported Child Development, Infant Development, Supported Child Development, Child & Youth Programs and Children’s Respite. Services include home visits, support in childcare settings and community playgroups such as: Strong Starts, Little Feathers and Little Voices.
604-534-1155 ext. 127
Katzie First Nation
Katzie First Nation Preschool is a holistic program that meets the individual needs of the children spiritually, intellectually, physically, cognitively and emotionally. With activities that are enhanced by Helqeminem language.
604-465-8961 ext 21
Kwantlen First Nation
Kwantlen translates to ``Tireless Runner``. Following their rich legacy and traditions, they continue to work tirelessly at building a strong sense of community within their traditional territory.
Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society (LFVAS)
The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society (LFVAS) is a not for profit urban Aboriginal agency that service the communities of the City of Langley and Township of Langley. LFVAS in partnership with Langley Child Development Center provides a 0-6 age Aboriginal Playgroup with a Language Keeper and Speech Therapist as well as Aboriginal parenting programs.
Reach Child and Youth Development Society
Reach Child and Youth Development Society is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing services to children and their families since 1959. Reach believes in the potential of every child, and each child’s unique qualities. They work together with families to recognize each child’s strength to help develop their abilities. Reach currently provides programs and service to families in Delta, Surrey, and Langley B.C. Over 1000 children and their families benefit from their services on an annual basis.
604-946-6622 Ext. 318
Read Right Society
Read Right Society is a registered nonprofit which promotes life skills, literacy, and early years’ programs throughout Hope, BC and surrounding communities. We believe in empowering others with literacy and life skills, including setting a positive, nurturing foundation for children and families. This includes Swetexel Daycare and Preschool, in partnership with Yale First Nation and Grace Baptist Church.
Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living
Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living is a non-profit agency that provides services and support for more than 600 children and adults with development disabilities and children at risk of development disability or delay, and their families. Service includes developmental, educational, recreational, vocational, and Residential programs. This includes the Indigenous Infant and Supported Child Development Programs as well as the Child and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) Guide/Family Support Programs.
604-467-8700 Ext. 125
Seabird Island Band
The Seabird Island Band exists to promote a healthier, self-sufficient, self-governing, unified and educated community. Seabird Island ECD consists of 11 programs that strive to give the smallest members of the community and neighboring communities the strongest start to life. They believe in educating the children academically, physically, emotionally, spiritually and culturally as strong well supported, well adjusted children so they will grow to be strong, well adjusted adults. Seabird I
Spirit of the Children Society
Spirit of the Children Society (SOTCS) is an urban Aboriginal multi-service organizational HUB for families living in the Burnaby, New Westminster and Tri-cities (Fraser North area) to access culturally responsive programs to support children, youth, parents, and the family as a whole.
Sts’ailes Early Education Centre
Sts’ailes Early Education Centre (SEEC) has been serving families since 1998 by providing an early learning environment that supports the whole child and is rich in Sts’ailes language and culture. SEEC offers childcare for children aged infant to school age, an enhanced K4 program, and serves as a hub for other community and family services.
Sumas First Nation
Sumas First Nation operates programs that fall under the umbrella of Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve. The programs are play base and offers several activities that incorporate 6 components; Culture and Language, Education, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Social support, and Parental and Family Involvement. Programs presently operating are Preschool, Baby Group, and Afterschool Club. The preschool program serves both Sumas children and local children from the Sumas / Mountain / Prairie area. All programs incorporate Stó:lō stories, teachings, and language in classroom activities and outdoor play and encourage children to view their world through an Indigenous Lens Some examples of activities are; tending the preschool garden with the help of an elder, cooking traditional food, and singing songs in Halq’emeylem. Additional programs in process of being implemented are Infant/Toddler (8 spaces) and 3-5 yr. Daycare (25 spaces).
Tsawwassen First Nation
Tsawwassen First Nation’s provides educational support for school age Members and their parents. Support programs are open to Status and non-Status Members. They also run the Aboriginal Family Resources On-the-Go (AFROG) program, a mobile resource for Aboriginal families with children age 0-6. The ``Smuyuq`wa``Lelum Early Childhood Development Center is fully licensed, state of the art, childcare facility , providing quality care for children aged 6 months to 6 years.