Opportunities

We help provide Aboriginal children with a positive sense of self, a desire for learning, and opportunities to develop as successful young people.

Growth

AHS prepares Aboriginal children for their school years by supporting their spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth.

Wisdom

Parents, guardians and extended family are supported as the child's first and most influential teachers, and the wisdom of elders is valued.

Local

Our projects are locally designed, locally controlled, and administered by non-profit Aboriginal organizations.

Community

Aboriginal Head Start directly involves parents and the community in the management and operation of projects.


Little Red Spirit / Mis Ko Mune Dous / Miko Manitosis


185 Young Street
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 1Y8

Telephone: 204-783-8116
Fax: 204-774-1621
Email: littlered.lrs@mymts.net

Little Red Spirit is a community based Early Childhood Education program for children between the ages of 3 to 6. It is located in the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre. It is a comprehensive program designed to meet the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical needs of the child.

Little Red Spirit’s objectives are:
  • To facilitate the social, educational, cultural, mental, physical, and spiritual development of each child and their family in the program
  • Improve the skills of the children involved in preparation for school
  • Establish parental involvement in the education of their children
  • Foster an understanding of Aboriginal culture, language and spirituality
  • Access a community network of resources that will contribute to the development of the child
The components of Little Red Spirit Aboriginal Head Start are as follows:
  • Culture & Language
  • Social Support
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition
  • Education
  • Parental Involvement
Program runs with the regular school year (September to June).

Monday to Thursday:
AM (9:00-11:30): Ojibway
PM (1:00-3:30): Cree
*Transportation may be available*

Criteria:
  • Families with child(ren) of Aboriginal descent between the ages of 3-6 years
    *Children must be potty trained*
  • Living in the West Broadway Community
  • Main St to Arlington/ Notre Dame to the Assiniboine River
  • Willing to participate in the program with your children
Please phone to make an appointment to register: 783-8116

Little Red Spirit has a satellite program located in Dufferin School serving families in the Centennial Neighbourhood. For information and registration for Little Red Spirit Dufferin please call: 204-770-3382