Gitigaanens learn naturally through play and exploration with the support and comfort of their siblings and/or community close by. Gitigaanens learn through observations and interactions with others. Gitigaanens have access to age-appropriate books, and hands-on learning supplies including Indigenous culture-specific resources to support the exploration of early math, science, and literacy concepts. Gitigaanens will practice basic Anishinaabemowin and other cultural activities daily to enhance their learning and cultural Identity.
(Primary Grade 1-3)
Miinikaanens will learn the Ontario Curriculum at their own pace, building on previously mastered skills to build confidence. Miinikinaanens are encouraged to use their unique strengths and interests to enhance learning opportunities. Miinikaanens are positively encouraged and supported to set realistic academic goals and work towards them. Miinikaanens take pride in being positive role models and good leaders for younger children in the class. Miinikaanens practice basic Anishinaabemowin and other cultural activities daily to enhance their learning and cultural Identity.
(Junior Grade 4-6)
Zaagakii learn the Ontario Curriculum at their own pace, building on previously mastered skills to build confidence. Zaagakii use their unique strengths and interests to enhance learning opportunities. Zaagakii are positively encouraged and supported to set realistic goals and work towards them. Zaagakii take pride in being positive role models and good leaders for younger children in the class. Zaagakii practice basic Anishinaabemowin and other cultural activities daily to enhance their learning and cultural Identity.
Extended Day Program
Our extended day program runs from 8:00-4:00
Before school Program $15
After School Program $15
Before and After $25
Cost $250/week or $50/day
(30% Discount for Indigenous Campers)
Monday to Friday
Summer Camp Dates:
July 10-15 2023 - Berries -Age 4-7
July 17 - 21 2023 - Berries - Ages 8-11
Aug 7-11 2023 - Wild Rice - Ages 4-7
Aug 14-18 2023 - Wild Rice Ages 8-11
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Daily
*Siblings between age 4-11 are welcome to attend with their older/younger siblings.
P.A. Day Camps Dates:
Oct 24, 2022
February 3, 2023
March Break 10, 13-17, 2023
April 28, 2023
June 9, 2023
All students practice Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe language) daily. During our opening circle, we smudge and read an Anishinaabemowin Thanksgiving Address, introduce ourselves, and identify/share our feelings, and gratitude. We go through our calendar, and weather vocabulary. We practice counting and the Anishinaabemowin sound chart. We practice our 'words of the week' which are relevant to children's interests, time of year or what we are currently learning about. We have many books in the language and some audio to hear pronunciation
Students start each day with a Smudging Ceremony, Thanksgiving Address, Land Acknowledgement and Anishinaabemowin Introductions. Students are encouraged to use the 7 grandfather teachings to make choices and are recognized when they do. Students learn medicine wheel teachings, drumming, dancing, and singing. Students have access to other cultural resources such as books, music, games etc.
We welcome Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Carriers into our program to enhance our learning and form deeper connections in our learning
Health & Safety
Covid-19 has put many struggles before our community, therefore now more than ever we are aware of concerns that parents may have and are dedicated to providing the safest possible program through excellent health and safety policies and procedures and limited exposure by providing low numbers and children from the same families.