Aboriginal Resources

The Four Seasons Early Years Program offers Play Groups and Parent Gatherings

The Four Seasons Early Years Program offers Play Groups and Parent Gatherings on a drop-in basis (no registration required) to parents who reside on reserve and who have children ages 0-6..

Our Parent Gatherings bring families together to share and learn both typical (mainstream) and traditional parent skills. We invite you to join us as we gather in a circle of support/sharing.

Our Playgroups offer an opportunity for parents to join their children in play to support their development in all domains.

For any questions about the programs, please contact the 4SEY team at 250-924-0933.


Snaw-Naw-As First Nation Family Group 5:00 – 7:00pm

Uy Sqwalawun Childcare Centre

Light supper provided

Childminding for 0-6



Stz’uminus First Nation Family Group 10:00am – 12:30pm

Stz’uminus First Nation Health Centre

Light breakfast provided

Transportation is available: please contact Stz’uminus Health Centre at (250) 245-8551



Penelakut First Nation Play Group 10:00-12:00

Penelakut First Nation provides a lunch from 12-1pm



Snuneymuxw First Nation Family Group 10:00-12:30

Location: 5091Jones Rd, Ladysmith

Light breakfast from 10:00-10:30

Childminding for 0-6

Transportation available from Nanaimo: please contact us to request a ride 250-924-0933.

Aboriginal Supported Child Development Programs in BC Provincial Data Collection Report

Aboriginal Supported Child Development Programs (ASCD) has released its 2015 Data Collection report, prepared by Nadine Gagne-L’Hirondelle, Provincial Advisor for ASCD Programs.

Planning for the Seasons - An Aboriginal Early Years Strategic Planning Resource

Planning for the seasons was written by Marcia Dawson, and created for Success By 6

First Nations Health Authority Early Years Resources

In recognition of the traditional, cultural parenting practices of our Aboriginal communities and families, Credit Union funding allowed us to print Aboriginal childhood health and wellness resources.  Through a partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Success By 6 was granted permission to reprint copies of four Aboriginal childhood health and wellness resources the FNHA had developed.  These included:

·          Parents as First Teachers

·          Growing Up Healthy

·          Fatherhood is Forever

·          Family Connections

Over 80,000 copies of these booklets were printed and distributed throughout BC through Credit Unions, Success By 6 coordinators and Aboriginal coordinators, Aboriginal communities and organizations, public health nurses and early childhood professionals. 

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