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A-Pals

A-Pals, or Aboriginal Parents as Literacy Support, is a seven session program for families with children 3 to 6 years of age to encourage and support literacy development of their child’s learning; including language, literacy, numeracy through cultural and traditional teachings from parents, elders, language teachers and early childhood educators.

Parents are always the first and more important teachers – we will be providing parents and families with resources that will enhance and develop their children’s self-esteem through fun, and educational experiences.

A-Pals will run once a month for seven months with sessions that include:

  • Elders from the community
  • Taking care of Mother Earth
  • Two-legged, four-legged, finned and feathered
  • Knowing who you are and where you come from
  • Oral tradition
  • Tradition, protocols, and ceremony
  • Family and community

Sessions take place at the Millennium Hall from 4:30pm – 7:00pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

Agenda:

  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm – Dinner
  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Group activities
  • 5:30pm – 6:15pm – Family activities
  • 6:15pm – 6:45pm – Family debriefing in a group
  • 6:45pm – 7:00pm – Closing circle and home give-aways

Transportation is available if required. Contact us to request transportation.

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