Prince George AHS


Who Are We?
The Prince George Head Start Program (PGAHSP), which began in 1996, is funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada under the Aboriginal Head Start Initiative. Our Host Agency is the Prince George Native Friendship Centre.

We work closely with our parents/caregivers who meet as a PAC once per month or more, and workshops/trainings are available based upon what is indicated in the yearly needs assessment. Some of the workshops include: Nobody's Perfect, Stress Management, Child Safe, Food Safe, and Communication Skills.

The PGAHSP is a comprehensive program designed to meet the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of Aboriginal preschool children (ages 3-5) living in the urban setting.

The team facilitates a safe, non-judgmental environment during the children's formative years, encouraging holistic growth by understanding the importance of community, family involvement, cultural awareness, and respect.

The cultural curriculum is based on the Carrier language, which also recognizes cultural diversity and respects the traditional land of the Lhedli T'enneh.

The PGAHSP recognizes the parent/caregiver as the natural advocate of the child and whose primary concern is for the health and well-being of Aboriginal children.

The PGAHS and POFAHS programs come together in the summer months to provide a six -week program for children on the waitlist who will be entering kindergarten in September. This session is designed to encourage a strong sense of identity and to prepare the children for the structures and routines of kindergarten.


Contact
1945-3rd Ave.
Prince George, BC V2L 1G6
telephone: 250-563-3884