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AHS Principles & Guidelines: BC Edition

In this user-friendly, digital 2018 edition, AHSABC has updated and reformatted the original Aboriginal Head Start Principles and Guidelines document written in 1998 to make it more accessible to AHS programs. This edition is the basis of our Foundations of AHS Training and will help new staff and parents understand our founding principles as well as design, operation and evaluation standards.

 

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Programme d’aide préscolaire aux Autochtones
Principes et lignes directrices

 

Restoring Our Spirit Poster

“Indian Residential Schools were designed to break the Indigenous People’s spirit. 

Aboriginal Head Start is designed to restore our spirit.”

A printable version is available for download. 

 

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NAHSC Life Stages Poster

This poster was created by Graphic Designer, Stina Brown, for a National

Aboriginal Head Start Council (NAHSC) gathering at Vancouver BC, in May 2018. 

NAHSC is proud to share the image showing how AHS impacts the lifelong intergenerational well-being of Indigenous families. 

A printable version is available for download. 

 

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Stepping Stones to School: AHS to Kindergarten Transition Toolkit

Here is an educational resource for all Early Childhood programs that include Aboriginal children.

Stepping Stones to School is a collection of tools and suggestions from AHS programs that help create a successful transition into school for Aboriginal children and their families.

The guide outlines 7 steps from building partnerships with schools to involving parents and families in the transition to kindergarten. Lots of sample activities and resources are included.

 

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We Believe Posters 

Here is an illustrated collection of the 12 Beliefs and Values About Children, taken from the AHS Principles and Guidelines.

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For a PRINT version, contact us and we will send you a high-resolution PDF.

We Believe Poster Templates

Here are the 8.5 x 11-inch templates of the above posters to illustrate yourself by adding your own photos to the PowerPoint document

 

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Building a Pathway of Change

This workbook helps you propel your program visions into actions. The workbook explains, step by step, each of the elements which form along the pathway, demonstrating how to gather your program information in a systematic way while honouring the unique needs of your program. Its cyclical design shows how the six program elements connect and work together to produce change.

 

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Elders’ roles and importance in AHS
The Gift of the Elders (Digital Video)

This video provides information to Elders and the Community on what to expect when becoming involved in Aboriginal Head Start. What does Volunteering in AHS look like? What are the benefits for Elders themselves? Learn from the Elders who know...

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Gift of the Elders Brochure

This print-ready brochure accompanies The Gift of the Elders video by summarizing the ways that Elders are involved in AHS programs. These can be handed out as take-home reminders from Elder-recruiting sessions or used to provide information for Elders, volunteers and families at orientation.

 

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AHS Village Poster

Here is a web version of our 12x17 inch AHS Village Poster.

For a PRINT version, contact us and we will send you a high-resolution PDF.

 

“It takes a village to raise a child. AHS is our Village!” 

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