Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Regional Initiative

The Aboriginal Early Childhood Development (AECD) regional initiative supports Aboriginal communities in the delivery of culturally appropriate early childhood development (ECD) services, both on and off reserve, through Aboriginal agencies across BC. For more information on these ongoing programs, please contact your local MCFD office.

The goal of the initiative is to:

  • Increase the overall health and well-being of Aboriginal children;
  • Foster language and culture development as the basis of all programs and services available to Aboriginal children;
  • Strengthen the capacity of Aboriginal communities to deliver a full range of services with an emphasis on ECD; and
  • Increase awareness, outreach and access to a wide range of culturally appropriate ECD programs and services for Aboriginal children, families, and communities.

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