The C.O.W. bus spent several days the week of June 11th, visiting the three Metis settlements known as the Tri Settlements.
In Peavine on Monday the 12th, the visit was hosted by the Headstart program, in partnership with the Parent Link Centre. Each agency contributed to the great success of the day. Crafts and snacks were available in the Parent Link Centre throughout the day. Both partners will share the Legacy Library. The community has a Building Blocks program that was promoted to families and to the Settlement Councilors in attendance at the Legacy Library Presentation.
Tuesday June 13th, the bus was invited to spend the day at the Gift Lake Headstart. Parents of the children in the program had been invited to attend school with their children and enjoy a tour of the C.O.W. bus. The Parent Link Centre and the Headstart jointly hosted the visit. Refreshments and cake were offered to everyone. The Legacy Library was left with the Headstart teachers to use in their regular programming.
Friday June 16, saw the bus attend the Headstart graduation festivities on the East Prairie Settlement. The Grand Entry was held at the community hall at 2 o’clock and the bus was opened for the Headstart families until the feast was served at 6 o’clock. The goal for bringing the bus was to give parents some ideas of activities that they could do at home with their children and encourage them as first teachers. Most of the families in the Headstart program came out to find out what the bus was all about. The Legacy Library will be used in the Headstart Program.
What parents and participants have said about the program
Great ideas for us to use at Headstart, especially color books and shape books. All things we can easily make”
“I learned that they can understand reading early”