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Aboriginal Service Innovations – Early Years

Programs we provide:

Tachet Early Years Program

This Program is facilitated by Certified Early Childhood Educators

Hours of Operation: Every Tuesday from 11 AM – 2 PM

 

 

 

 

Fort Babine Early Years Program

This Program is facilitated by Certified Early Childhood Educators

Twice per month:
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM &
Thursdays 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

(Once per month during the winter months)

 

Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program

Facilitated by the Community Health Coordinator of Lake Babine Nation for expectant mothers and new mothers with a child 12 months of younger.

Once per month in each community of Tachet and Burns Lake

 

 

LBN Welcome Wagon

We provide a diaper bag full of main essential to the newest Lake Babine Nation Members along with pamphlets of other services in and around the Lakes District that members can access for free!

If you know of an expectant mother and is a Lake Babine Nation member please feel free to call or email us and we will be happy to provide them with a bag!

 

Services we provide

  • Cultural circle time to daycare’s and family programs.
  • Early Intervention referrals for all Lake Babine Nation Children.
  • Provide rides to and from programs, if needed.
  • Collaborate with other organizations to provide more services for members.

Our Team

Shauna M. Alec
Program Director

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Hadeeh,

My name is Shauna Mae Alec, born and raised in Burns Lake and a proud member of Lake Babine Nation. I’m a licensed Early Childhood Educator and have a degree in special needs. I’ve been working in the Youth and Childcare field for 10 years and working with Lake Babine Nation for 6 years as the Program Director for the Aboriginal Service innovations- Early Years. I absolutely love working within our nation, our members and our children.

 

Lana MacDonald
ECE Outreach Worker

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I am an Early Childhood Educator; I have been working with children and youth for 15 years and employed with Lake Babine Nation for 4 years. I am very passionate about my work; I love to work with babies especially. Our team is very important to deliver services to isolated communities and ensure they have access to many different resources for their children in Woyenne, Tachet and Fort Babine communities. My dream is to retire as a Early Years outreach worker. I am from the Cheslatta Carrier Nation on the South side of Burns Lake. My maternal family is from Ulkatcho First Nation, Anahim Lake. 

 

Rita Thompson
ECE Outreach Worker
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I am a certified Early Childhood Educator and have over 20 years of experience in teaching young children.  I have been employed with Lake Babine Nation since November 2016. 

Since October 2018, I have started training in the First Nations Speech and Language Assistant program with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology.  I work individually with children in LBN schools, as well as teach the Story Champs program to the kindergarten and Grade One classrooms at Woyenne.

I am grateful for a very positive experience working with the Lake Babine Nation, and look forward to being of service in the coming years.

 

Katherine Blackwell
CSFS Best Beginnings Early Years Outreach Worker
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Hadeeh!

I am the Best Beginnings Early Years Outreach Worker for CSFS.  I am fortunate to be the new addition to the ASI – EY program supporting children and families from Lake Babine Nation.  I am a certified Early Childhood Educator with a specialization in Infant and Toddlers.  My passion for children and families started with youth.  I began working with youth and families in 1998 and fulfilled this passion until 2006 when I delivered my first born.  Having my son intrigued and extended my passion for families to exploring Early Childhood Education and I have been working in this field since.  I have had many roles in the Early Years sector since then such as working at the Ashurst Children Centre, supporting the Healthier Babies Brighter Futures program, Little Angels Daycare, instructing Aboriginal Early Childhood Education, Kids Edge program (CAPC), and Roots of Empathy.  My last position was working for School District #91 as the WKE / BESS Strong Start facilitator.  I have worked in partnership over the years with all the Six Nations and am excited to join the ASI-EY Team! 

Contact Us

Aboriginal Service Innovations Early Years
PO Box 879 Burns Lake, BC   V0J 1E0
270 9th Avenue – Room 102

Burns Lake Office: 250-692-3463 Fax: 250-692-3921
Tachet: 250-697-2380
Fort Babine:
250-692-3138