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


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


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


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


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

Little Steps Head Start Family Program – Dauphin, MB

Little Steps Head Start is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and
sponsored by the Dauphin Friendship Centre Inc.
We provide programming in the following component areas: Culture and Language,
Health Promotion, Nutrition, Education, Parent Involvement and Social Support.
This is a licensed, half/day nursery school type of program running Monday to
Thursday, from September to June. It’s free and we provide transportation to
and from the program. All we ask is that parents are involved.
Children are placed on a first come – first served basis. Preference is given to
Dauphin Friendship Centre members and to children and families who are Aboriginal.
We maintain a waiting list for children who are not old enough, not potty trained
or if we run out of spaces. To place your child on the waiting list, please call
Candace at the Dauphin Friendship Centre – 1- 204-638-5707.

Little Steps Head Start Family Program
c/o Dauphin Friendship Centre Inc.
210 First Avenue Nort East
Dauphin, MB
R7N 1A7
Phone: 1-204-638-5707  or email: