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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