Little Badger Early Learning Program students aged 18 months to five years watched as Oliver from Winderberry Nursery plants a tree for 2013 Earth Day.

Innovative early learning at Little Badgers

Little Badgers has been in operation for eight years. This very successful preschool program was started by the Akisqnuk First Nation


Little Badgers Early Learning Program


Little Badgers has been in operation for eight years. This very successful preschool program was started by Maxine Hawes and the Akisqnuk First Nation, and has evolved throughout the years to what it is today.  The program currently includes preschool for three to five year olds, daycare facilities, a toddler program for 18 months to three year olds, and now an out-of-school program for kindergarteners to 12 year olds.

Little Badgers Early Learning Program runs out of the Eva Joseph Family Centre. It is surrounded by beautiful grasslands, mountains, and has a one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom.

A big part of the program is spent exploring the outdoors and discovering the unique ecosystems that are found there.

Thanks to the Columbia Basin Trust and many volunteers, our outdoor environment has been enhanced with new plants, an upgraded trail system and gardening opportunities, creating a very unique facility.

Our staff currently includes fully licensed early childhood educators. The combination of a Certified Infant Toddler Educator, an educator with a Bachelor of Education with Montessori Training, a First Nations Cultural Educator and an Early Childhood Assistant gives us a unique blend of individuals who meet the needs of our communities.

We have an open door policy for anyone who wishes to visit our centre and discover what we are about.  Everyone is invited to join us at our Open House on Wednesday, August 26th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please call 250-342-6331 for more information or to register your child for the fall.

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