Head Start / Daycare

Mission Statement:

Educating young children means providing them with ongoing opportunities for active learning. Young children in action develop initiative, curiosity, resourcefulness and self-confidence-dispositions that serve them well throughout their lives.

In the High/Scope Educational Approach to Early Childhood Education, adults and children share control. We recognize that the power to learn resides in the child, hence the focus on active learning practices. When we accept that learning comes from within, we achieve a critical balance in educating young children. The adult’s role is to support and guide young children through their active learning adventures and experiences. This is what makes our program work so well.

The Head Start/Day Care Program incorporates the six components of the Head Start Program which includes; Education, Nutrition, Culture/Language, Social Supports, Health and Parent Involvement into the High/Scope Educational Approach.

Programs:

Toddler Program – Half-day program | 8:15 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. – Ages 18 months to 2 ½ years

Pre-school Program – Half and full day program | 7:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. – Ages 2 ½ to 4 years

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The Kettle & Stony Point First Nation Head Start / Day Care was one of the first daycare centres established on a First Nation. Contact us for more information. Miigwech!

Full-Day Early Learning Program for 4-5 Year Olds (Junior Kindergarten)
Head Start/Day Care Program offers a Full-Day Learning program for children in the typical Junior Kindergarten age range (child must turn 4 before December 31st of the school year). This program runs from September to June.

Summer Programming for Children Who attended the Full-Day Early Learning Program for 4-5 Year Olds (Junior Kindergarten)
This program runs from the beginning of July to the end of August. Full-time space in this program is not guaranteed for children who attended the Full-Day Early Learning Program for 4-5 Year Olds (Junior Kindergarten). Please see the enrollment policy for more information.

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Program for Senior Kindergarten Children Before School, After School and during Hillside School Closures.
This program is for children registered in the Senior Kindergarten Program at Hillside school whose parents require care for their child due to work or school obligations. This program does NOT include professional development days. Please see enrollment policy for more information.

Resource Support Services:

  • Part time Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Full time Communicative Disorders Assistant
  • Full time Resource Teacher/Case Manage

Family & Community Outreach Program:

The Family & Community Outreach Program is a place where parents, caregivers and children can play and learn together. We promote learning for parents, caregivers and children through early play experiences. As parents and caregivers—you are your child’s best teacher!

The program includes: parent/child programs, home visits, parenting classes, book lending library, clothing exchange and parent resource library.

Programs are offered at various times throughout the week for children ages 0-6 years.

History:

The Kettle & Stony Point First Nation Head Start / Day Care was one of the first daycare centres established on a First Nation. As it enters its fourth decade of operation many of its students are second and third generation students. As a result of its ongoing commitment to excellence, Kettle and Stony Point Head Start/Day Care has become a leader among First Nations for its training, research and development initiatives.

Personnel

  • Erica Bressette – Program Manager
  • Lisa Soudant – Acting Assistant Manager
  • Pam Wilde – Family Program Coordinator
  • Stephanie Bixby-Cokes – Speech / Language Pathologist
  • Sandi Golder– RECE
  • Theresa Cloud – RECE
  • Suzanne Bressette – RECE
  • Sophia Bressette – RECE
  • Denise Anderson – RECE
  • Cheryl George – RECE
  • Janet George – RECE
  • Frieda Shawnoo – RECE
  • Yvonne Storr – RECE
  • Amanda Wilson – RECE
  • Ruth George – Cook
  • Patricia George – Food Service Worker
  • Blain Cloud – Janitor
  • Carl Wilde – Maintence / Groundskeeper

Contact | Head Start / Daycare

Days Open: Monday – Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm
Closed: Statutory Holidays
Telephone: Head Start/Day Care—Preschool Site | Phone: (519) 786-4255
Head Start/Day Care—Kindergarten & Outreach Site | Phone: (519) 786-4940
Fax: Head Start/Day Care—Preschool Site | Fax: (519) 786-2020
Head Start/Day Care—Kindergarten & Outreach Site | Fax: (519) 786-3273
Email: By Request Only
Mailing Address: Head Start/Day Care—Preschool Site: 9172 Tecumseh Lane, Kettle & Stony Point F.N., ON N0N 1J1
Head Start/Day Care—Kindergarten & Outreach Site: 6265 Indian Lane, Kettle & Stony Point F.N., ON N0N 1J1
Street Address: Same
Website: None
Additional: None