Early Development Program

Early Development Program

Early learning

Mi'kmaq Language


Family well-being

Parent Involvement


About the Mi'gmaq Child & Family Early Development Program

The Early Development Program/Centres are licensed child-care facilities established to ensure Indigenous children have a solid developmental foundation and are well equipped to progress through the continuum of growth and evolution through the provision of a healthy, nurturing and enriching care and learning environment.

Program delivery and teaching strategies follow the Aboriginal Headstart Health Canada curriculum as well as the First Nations Education Initiative corporation’s training and guidelines. They must also adhere to provincial licensing standards.

The Early Development Programs/Centres implement a broad range of early detection and intervention strategies to assess and respond to the behavioural, social, and learning progress and needs of children.

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