The goal of Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve (AHSOR) is to collaborate with community partners and early childhood education supports in the regions to improve the coordination of and access to maternal and child health and healthy child development programs and services.
We aid in the development, delivery and management of culturally appropriate programs, services and initiatives for Mawiw First communities living on-reserve, providing increased support for women and families with young children from preconception through pregnancy, birth and parenting by:
- Supporting the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of the children living in Mawiw communities.
- Supporting and encouraging each child to enjoy lifelong learning.
- Supporting parents and guardians as the primary teachers and care givers of their children.
- Helping parents to play a major part in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the project.
- Recognizing and supporting the role of the extended family in teaching and caring for children including the broader Mawiw communities throughout all of its stages, from planning to evaluation.
- Ensuring linkages and cooperation with other community programs and services to enhance the effectiveness of the projects.
- Ensuring resources are used in the best way possible in order to produce measurable and positive outcomes for children living in the Atlantic Region, as well as their parents, families and communities.