Our Vision Statement: Nurturing generations of strong spirits by providing resources to Families and Community that will empower self-identity as Aboriginal Children.
The Tahatikonhsotóntie Head Start began operations in September 2000, at this time we run several programs including the following;
Morning Preschool Program: is a licensed program for 24 children. This program runs from Monday to Friday, 8:15am-12pm. The morning preschool program is based on the High Scope curriculum model using play based learning. Interactive learning and engagement, cultural teachings, Mohawk language, school readiness and social skill development are some of the areas focused on. We also offer the Seeds of Empathy program for children ages 3-6 years, during this time which fosters empathy in children. Transportation is provided to those on a first come, first serve, need only basis (by sign up). Children are selected from our waiting list for enrollment. If you wish to put your child’s name on our list, please call Kerri at 613-396-6716.
Drop In Program: this program runs Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4pm and is designed for children newborn to 6 years of age and a parent/guardian etc. The drop in program curriculum includes a variety of fun, hands-on learning activities which encompass the six components of Head Start. Adults who attend have opportunity to interact with other adults, engage with all children and lend support to other participants.
Bi-weekly Workshops: these bi-weekly workshops are held on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Information regarding each workshop will be posted in the Tyendinaga Newsletter as well as the Tahatikonhsotontie Facebook page. If you do not have access to these sources, or would like to sign up for a workshop please feel free to contact Carla at 613-396-6716.
Resource lending and referrals are available upon request which is open for Families, Community members and service providers.