Aboriginal Headstart Programs Producing Results

Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 14:01



The Public Health Agency of Canada says a program designed to give Aboriginal pre-schoolers a head start in life is a huge success.


Spokesman Kim Resch says the program helps children get ready for school by developing positive self-esteem through teaching that respects their Aboriginal culture.


Resch says in almost all cases parents responded positively to the program, saying their children had more self-confidence while they learned more about nutrition and how to care for their kids.


The study also showed that kindergarten teachers could tell which students had been in the headstart program because they were better developed and performed better in school.


(courtesy of the Winnipeg Free Press)