Waninawakang Aboriginal Head Start

Service: Aboriginal Head Start Program

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Description & Services
Description (Agency) Operates Aboriginal Head Start and Child Care programs to prepare young children for school years
Description (Service) Operates Aboriginal Head Start and Child Care programs to prepare young children for school years 
  • Licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 
  • Promotes family involvement in all aspects of the program 
  • Offers activities such as arts and crafts, breakfast and circle time and a pre-school library 
  • Participates in community events and special celebrations
Offers daily programs focused on: 
  • Education and school readiness 
  • Health promotion 
  • Native culture and language 
  • Nutrition 
  • Parental and family involvement 
  • Social support
Services offered are: 
  • Aboriginal language and culture 
  • Dental screening and fluoride treatments  
  • Developmental assessments 
  • Hot meals and snacks daily  
  • Parent workshops
Hours Child Care: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm 
Head Start: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-3:15 pm
Areas Served Sioux Lookout
  • Aboriginal families and their children 
  • Head Start: children 3-5 years of age 
  • Child Care available for children 1.5-3 years of age
  • Requires completed registration for Aboriginal Head Start and/or Child Care; forms available at office 
  • Must provide copy of child's birth certificate and updated immunization record
Languages English
Fees Service - Fee subsidy may be available ; Fee assistance available for Child Care ; assistance is provided by Kenora District Services Board.
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-7519
Fax 807-737-7520
E-Mail wahs@bellnet.ca
Website www.waninawakangahs.com
Primary Executive Clarise Henrickson, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Marci Driver, Early Childhood Educator
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 66 Princess St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1C3
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Intersection Princess St and Fifth Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 1617 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1C3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) ; Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada