Early Years Gathering


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The Early Years Gathering provides opportunity for Aboriginal Early Childhood professionals to engage in a manner that can contribute to capacity building and resource development through a process that draws on the wisdom and experience of the attending staff, managers and parents. This annual two day training fulfills the Professional Development requirements of frontline Early Childhood Development staff in a manner that is grounded in Syilx values and practices.

A Time of Sharing and Caring.

This year’s Early Years Gathering will be virtual and will highlight available Indigenous and Syilx Okanagan supports, trainings, and resources. Some of these include:
– ONA Early Years support HUB
– BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Program and resources
– Returning Children to the Centre: a Syilx Parenting curriculum
– Michelle Joe Syilx Okanagan curriculum creations
– ONA’s Developmental Stages poster

The Early Years Program provides support for Early Years centres, daycares, workers, and children and families through cultural resources, trainings, programs and workshops.

Event Date:
2023 Date TBC

For more information, contact:

Rachel Marchand, Syilx Early Years Coordinator

T: 250 707 0095 ext. 225

E: Early.Years3@syilx.org