Abegweit First Nation
 

Early Years Centre

Abegweit First Nation is pleased to offer childcare services in our Mi’kmaq community of Scotchfort. The Abegweit First Nation Early Years Centre is a provincially licensed centre offering a high quality early learning environment for children ages 0 - 5 years. Childcare is one of the most important aspects of a child’s early years. It is in these early years that support, development and learning are key in regards to getting a child off to a good start in life and their education journey. We strive to offer premium childcare services to all community members within a safe and healthy environment, while encompassing our culture, values and beliefs in the education of our children.

 

Our Programs
Infant Program
Ages 0-2 years
Tania Knockwood
Toddler Program
Ages 2-3 years
Michelle Jadis
Prekindergarten / Headstart Program
Mary Baird
Cooking and Assisting in the programs
Val Sark

Program Features
  • Learning centres facilitating growth: in Language, Math, Cognitive, Social, Science, Fine and Gross Motor, Creativity and Dramatic Play
  • Mi'kmaq language daily at circle time, as well as casually throughout the day.
  • Outside daily, weather permitting, in our back yard, walking on the trail, the Pow Wow grounds, or through the community
  • Nutritious meal and snacks
  • Toileting, Teeth care, Rest time
  • Computer
We have a policy where parents may come in to volunteer when we need an extra adult to assist. For their volunteer service, we offer a credit towards their monthly child care fees.

Our Principles
We believe in the following principles:
  • All children have a right to an Early Childhood Education
  • We support and encourage every child to enjoy lifelong learning
  • We believe that each child is a gift to their community
  • Any child, regardless of their ability will be accepted and supported
  • We support parents and guardians as the primary teachers and caregivers of their children
  • We recognize and support the role of the extended family in teaching and caring for children
  • We recognize the broader Aboriginal community as having a role in the raising of our children
  • We believe in modeling and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle
  • We believe in providing children and parents with opportunities to learn about and further develop nutritious and healthy eating habits
  • We believe in encouraging respect for the values, cultures and traditions of all people

 

Centre is located at 86 Gluscap Drive, Scotchfort. Mailing address: P.O. Box 36, Mount Stewart PEI C0A 1T0. For more information, please contact Early Childhood Coordinator, Mary Baird at (902)676-2412 or email mbaird@abegweithealth.ca.