Aboriginal Head Start Program

Northwest Territories

Program Principles

  1. Support the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of each Aboriginal child.

  2. Support and encourage each Aboriginal child to enjoy life-long learning.

  3. Support parents/guardians as the primary teachers and caregivers of their children.

  4. Recognize and support the role of the extended family in teaching and caring for Aboriginal children.

  5. Include the broader Aboriginal community as part of the project from planning to evaluation.

  6. Make sure the project works with and is supported by other community programs and services.

  7. Make sure the resources are used in the best way possible in order to produce measurable and positive outcomes for Aboriginal children, their parents, families and communities.