Sivummut Head Start Program
Sivummut is comprised of two half-day programs for Inuit children ages 18 mos to 6 yrs-old.
The program’s values are based on the “Six Components of Aboriginal Head Start” and the Ministry of Education’s “How Does Learning Happen?”.
In the past 5 years, Sivummut Head Start has grown into a program that is celebrated locally and nationally while the originating Aboriginal Head Start components guide all of the OICC programs.
- Culture and language
- Parental involvement
- Social support
- Health promotion
- School readiness
- Dental screenings
- Monthly well child checks
- Monthly field trips
- Cultural performances
- Guests and visitors
- Monthly Field trips such as: Mer Bleu Park, Briggs Christmas Tree Farm, Museum of Nature and Richelieu Park
- Elders attended the program to show traditional activities such as beading, qamutiq and iglu building
- Annual events such as Parent Orientation BBQ, Christmas Party, Inuit Day and Year-end Celebration
Public Health Agency of Canada
City of Ottawa
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
For more information, call Janice Messam, 613-744-3133, ext. 228 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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