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CHILDREN & FAMILY LEARNING CENTRE

                      Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Children & Family Learning Centre
 
                                                           10 Lynx Rd.
                                                          P.O. Box 156
                                                Pic River First Nation, ON
                                                              P0T 1R0
                                                    Tel #: (807) 229-0198
                                                    Fax #: (807) 229-1944

Program Description

The Pic River Children and Family Learning Centre Program is operated by Biigtigong Nishnaabeg. It is currently licensed for 44 children including: Infants (3), Toddlers (10), Preschool (15), School-Age (16)

Under our license we are allowed a 20% mix so that we can have more or less of any group and we can provide care for school aged children. We accept children from four months to twelve years. From September to June, priority is given to children SK age and under.

Hours of Operation

Monday to  Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45p.m.  (Restrictions apply based on work schedule. Please check with Manager.)

Holidays

The Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Children & Family Learning Centre is open on a yearly basis however the program will be closed on designated and statutory holidays according to the Pic River Personnel Policy.

Enrollment Types

  • Full-time space- child attends the program five days per week. If you have demonstrated a need for a full-time space, you must use your space or you will lose it.
  • Part-time Space: child attends the program less than five days per week.
  • Part-time Socialization – child attends the program two days; half or full day, per week from 9:00 a.m – 3:30 p.m.

If your child has a full-time space because you are working and/or attending school five days a week- and your status changes; you will automatically drop to a part-time or socialization space.

 

MISSION & VISION STATEMENT

Mission Statement

The Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Children and Family Learning Centre program will strive to provide children, parents and caregivers with opportunities to develop holistically as spiritual, mental and physical beings, in a safe friendly environment reflective of the cultural and beliefs of the community that will support the healthy, holistic development of Native children in the child care setting.

Vision Statement

The Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Children and Family Learning Centre Program will ensure that all children have an opportunity to develop socially, mentally, physically and spiritually. These skills will be fostered through a curriculum that addresses culture and language, health promotion, nutrition, social support, education and parent involvement, and will be used as tool for successful integration of our children into the school system.

   

 

STAFF

Stephanie Michano-Drover               Early Childhood Education Director

Delphine Nabigon                                Toddler Room Teacher

Thelma Nabigon                                  Native Language Teacher

Norma Starr                                          Resource Teacher/School

Debbie Crosson                                    Outreach Worker

Anita Desmoulin                                  Early Childhood Educator

Cheri Desmoulin                                  Preschool Teacher

Virginia Courchene                             Preschool Teacher

Dyana Crosson                                    Resource Teacher

Esther Michano                                   Cook

Linda Finlayson                                   Janitorial Services

 

PARENT HANDBOOK

Children and Family Learning Centre Handbook