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Policies for future generations: Aboriginal early childhood in Canada

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Greenwood, Margo
Publication Date: 
1 Jan 2005

Excerpts from the presentation: Presentation Overview: - Historical development of early childhood services in Canada - Recent Aboriginal early childhood initiatives and research - Contemporary issues (strengths and challenges) of existing program polices - Visions for future policy directions to address gaps Attributes for Policies Developed: - Respect the inherent right of Aboriginal children and families - Responsive to community need - Designed by the community - Incorporate cultural specificity and sensitivity - Holistic in nature - Ensure flexibility for diversity - Supported by translation and training for implementation