Abegweit First Nation Early Childhood Centre & Headstart

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
Toddler Program: Ages 2-3 years
Prekindergarten / Headstart Program
Cooking and Assisting in the programs

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
  • Daily outdoor activities, weather permitting, in our back yard including walks on the nearby trail, Pow Wow grounds, or through the community
  • Nutritious meal and snacks
  • Toileting, Teeth care, Rest time
  • Computers

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

The centre is located at 86 Gluscap Drive, Scotchfort and its mailing address: P.O. Box 36, Mount Stewart PEI, C0A 1T0. For more information, please contact Early Childhood Director, Jennifer Nangreaves at (902)676-2412 or email [email protected].