Tahatikonhsotontie Head Start Program

Nurturing Generations of Strong Spirits by providing resources to children, families and the community that will empower self-identity as Indigenous Peoples. 


We first opened in 2000 and Tahatikonhsotontie Head Start has been successful right from the beginning.

The Tahatikonhsotóntie Head Start provides a warm, nurturing, inclusive environment for children 0 – 6 years of age. Our program uses the high scope model (plan-do-review) to engage children through experiential learning while incorporating Mohawk language and culture into the daily learning. Our educators foster the inquiry process using these approaches to enhance the Child’s learning experience.
The Tahatikonhsotóntie Head Start program focuses on holistic child development and this approach is used in every program area. The holistic approach includes the following six (6) components:
1. Culture and Language
2. Education
3. Health
4. Nutrition
5. Social Support
6. Parental Development


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We are funded through Health Canada and licensed through the Ministry of Education.


    Workshops: Community workshops (pre-registration required) are held regularly and are open to community members. Workshop information, dates and details will be available on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tahatikonhsotontie/ and in the monthly Community Newsletter. For more information or to sign up for any of these workshops, please call Carla at 613-396-6716.

    Please watch our Facebook page, MBQ Calendar and the Community Newsletter for future events.

    Tahatikonhsotontie Head Start

    9 Deserontyon Drive,
    Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
    K0K 1X0
    Phone:  613-396-6716; FAX: 613-396-3409

    Programs & Services

    Drop-In Program

    For children 0-6 years and parents/guardians
    Monday & Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

    Afternoon Program

    By enrollment for children 3-6 years
    Monday – Friday from 1-4 p.m.
    Busing offered until full or route is 1 hour max.

    Morning Pre-School Program

    By enrollment for children 30 months – 4 years with 20% toddlers
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

    Community Parent Workshops

    Must sign up prior to as spaces are limited
    Twice a month on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.