CHILD CARE SERVICES:
Child Care/Daycare Services Program
The Child Care Program was created to provide culturally relevant quality child care for children of parents/guardians who are working or attending training. FPDI supports up to 541 daycare spaces, identify gaps, collect data staff training, and establish cost sharing partners. Ongoing work is being conducted toward the establishment of a First Nations Childcare Association with the Daycare Working Group.
A long term goal is the licensing of First Nation childcare sites. Through this program, FPDI assists in the assurance all staff have relevant training, i.e. first aid and food handler’s certificate.
FPDI works to conduct financial and activity monitors of all SAH daycares, and ensure they receive timely and accurate activity and financial claim reports, and annual fire and environmental inspection reports.
To develop, advocate, and coordinate culturally relevant First Nations early childhood programs, services, supports and resources designed to support our member First Nation Daycare facilities.
We embrace inclusion and celebrate the wellbeing of every child and thereby enrich our communities through advocacy and collaboration.
The culture, tradition, language, education, training and professional development of Early Childhood Educators for the continual improvement of standards and ethics in the pursuit of excellence in Child Care Practices.
The connection between Early Childhood Educators and children, families, Elders and community that creates positive experiences and opportunities for enrichment.