Public Health Agency of Canada
Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC)
Program SummaryAHSUNC focuses on early childhood development (ECD) for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and their families living off-reserve. It supports the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical development of Aboriginal children, while supporting their parents and guardians as their primary teachers.
Projects typically provide structured half-day preschool experiences for Aboriginal children focused on six program components: Aboriginal culture and language; education and school readiness; health promotion; nutrition; social support and parental involvement.
Services and/or supports for children from age 3 to 5 years, and their families living off-reserve.