Eva Joseph Centre

Dedicated by ceremony to one extraordinary elder who strived in preserving the Ktunaxa language, culture, and traditions. Philomena Eva Joseph of the local ?akisqnuk First Nation was killed in a three car collision.

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Email: windermere@gmail.com


Little Badger Daycare

The Little Badger Early Learning Program is a quality early learning program with a strong emphasis on kindergarten readiness, community, our surroundings, and family. A gentle place where respect for oneself, respect for others, and respect for the environment is fostered.
The little Badger Early Learning Program was planned and created for the young children of the Columbia Valley and their families. The program's goal is to provide optimum opportunities, experiences, and learning activities for children aged 30 months to school age to develop their fullest potential. The centre's teachers are dedicated to fostering each aspect of development: social, emotional, physical, and intellectual. The program is family friendly and parent supportive.

We offer:
A beautiful, modern, clean building;
parent observation times and conferences;
a prepared environment that encourages children to learn in a systematic and hands-on way;
experiences and opportunities to provide for an academic step forward; and
special times such as birthday celebrations, visitors, art and craft projects, field trips, and family-invite events.

The early learning program curriculum includes:
Montessori math and language systems, phonetic and pre-reading activities;
social studies/cultural activities and experiences;
imaginary play;
fine arts, a wide variety of creative opportunities;
health and nutrition; and
social skills. All mixed with a good amount of fun!

The Building:

Built to the highest standards, the Eva Joseph Centre is beautifully designed to meet the physical needs of young children and foster a learning atmosphere. The modern facility boasts a rotunda of windows, a central kitchen, heated floors, and child-sized toilets and sinks. The beautiful classroom furnishings have been designed with youth in mind and are equipped with a multitude of hands-on learning materials.
The program started in April, 2007 with six students but soon grew to over 25. Classes run from September to June. There are four enrollment choices:
Mornings Wednesday and Thursday; afternoons Monday and Tuesday; afternoons Wednesday and Thursday; and afternoons Monday through Thursday. Some families qualify for a government subsidy.

Interested parents are encouraged to call (250) 342-6331 to discuss the program and to make an appointment to view the facility.
Managed by Early Childhood Educator(s), the program is owned by the Akisqnuk First Nation, 3050 Highway 93/95, Windermere, B.C. V0B 2L2