The Journeys of the Heart (JOH) program is a ten-month cultural learning program for Indigenous children age 2 to 5 years old and their families caregivers. This cultural learning program is offered at Ruth King Elementary School (2764 Jacklin, SD62) and Shoreline Middle School (2750 Shoreline, SD61).
The JOH program nurtures a child’s cultural identity while preparing them for the education system. The JOH program also will provide children and their caregivers with skills and tools to promote transition into the public-school system.
Participation in the following activities will support school readiness and enhance cultural pride:
- Circle time
- Moe the Mouse
- Seeds of Empathy
- Honoring our Wing Chief
- Free Play
- Snack Time
- Outside Play
- Physical Activity
- Field trips
The philosophy of the program is to provide opportunities to foster the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical development of Indigenous children and to support parents as primary teachers of their children. This fostering recognizes and supports the traditional roles of extended family members in the education of Indigenous children, and maintains that the program works with and support of local community programs.
For further information on how register for the Journeys of the Heart program please contact Julia Clifton at 250-213-6532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A program of Hulitan Family & Community Services Society 902a Caledonia Ave. Victoria, BC V8T 1E8 Ph. 250-384-9466 Fax. 250-384-9467 www.hulitan.ca