Bus for Education and Aboriginal Resources
The B.E.A.R. Program was created to offer off-reserve families with children 0—6 years of age as well as expecting parents the ability to access early learning and early intervention programs. We support and encourage parent, child and family participation in the program through various activities, and games.
The B.E.A.R. Program curriculum focuses on early childhood development and pre-literacy skill development. Sto:lo and Nlak’pamux culture and language are integrated throughout the program.
Take home packages will be provided to families that include information on literacy, health, safety as well as early literacy materials.
Lunch will be provided to families that participate in the program.
Our goal is for all children to be a happy, healthy, safe, and proud in an educational environment. The program links off-reserve expecting parents and parents of children 0—6 years of age to early intervention and early learning opportunities to support the development of children.
Am I eligible?
If you are Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit) with a child between the ages of 0 and 6 years of age and are currently living off-reserve within the Chehalis to Boothroyd area you are eligible for this service.
This program offers satellite locations in Agassiz and two in Hope. Contact us to learn more about our stops!
How can I access this service?
For more information about the Bus for Education and Aboriginal Resources contact:
Support Our Work
This service and all Seabird Island Band led services welcome donations.
Every donation makes an impact: every dollar helps. All funds donated will go directly to the service and programs of the Seabird Island Band.
Your donation will help First Nations families and support our goals to:
- Improve the health, living standards, and wellbeing of First Nations families,
- Create educational opportunities for First Nations people of all ages and education levels,
- Confront social and economical challenges First Nations people are faced with.