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.
- 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.
To learn more or to request this services:
- Call Carlene Brown, (604) 796-2177
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Make an appointment at the Band Office
- Have a question? Contact us.