Labrador Friendship Centre
Enriching Aboriginal Life
in Labrador
Labrador Friendship Centre
Aboriginal Family Centre
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The Aboriginal Family Centre will promote social, cultural, educational, physical, emotional, and nutritional growth with Metis, Innu and Inuit children (infancy - 6 years) and their parents/caregivers.

The Aboriginal Family Centre Program is offered to children ages infancy to six years of age and their families. The program runs from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM in the morning and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM for the afternoon sessions from Monday to Thursday. Morning sessions include a hot breakfast and the afternoon sessions include a nutritious snack. Transportation is provided to the children/parents via the Aboriginal Family Centre van. Languages are reflected in the Centre with parents/elders in Inuktitut, Innu-Aimun and English through songs, stories, and activities.

Parents or caregivers are involved in our program 100% by attending with their children to each sessions. Children come on their own to School Readiness on Monday mornings. Parents participate in parenting workshops, training, and social events.
 
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  • Aboriginal Family Centre program is a federally funded initiative which addresses the needs of Innu, Metis and Inuit families. We are a pre-school culture based program.
  • The program is offered at no cost to the parents.
  • Foster the spititual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of each child.
  • Support parents and guardians are the prime teachers and caregivers of their children, making sure parents/caregivers play a key role in the planning, development, operation and evaluation of the program.
  • Recognize and support extended families in teaching and caring for children.
  • Ensuring that the program works and is supported by other community programs.
     
    Aboriginal Head Start Project
    Aboriginal Head Start will focus on children from infancy to six years of age and will include the following:

    • Culture and Language
    • Education
    • Health Promotion
    • Nutrition
    • Social Support Programs
    • Parental Involvement
    For more information contact:
    Anna Goudie, Manager
    agoudie@nf.aibn.com

    Phone: (709) 896-4398
    Fax: (709) 896-4408

    49 B & C Grenfell Street
    P.O. Box 1949, Stn B
    Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
    A0P 1E0

    http://www.lfchvgb.ca/home/afc.htm
     
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