These are the communites that have received funds from CSETS to support their Childcare programs

Malahat First Nation
Malahat First Nation has received funding to develop and launch a daycare/preschool, focusing on their children from birth to 6.  They are in the very beginning stages of development.  This will be exciting for the Nation and most of for our Children and Families.  These projects take time, so down the road Malahat will be able to provide the opportunity for its Children to get the best start possible. 

Pauquachin Headstart Program
Pauquachin received funding to support the outdoor space for their program, with these funds they will be able to build a retaining wall, fencing, and landscaping yard.  Pauquachin has opened its doors for a Preschool program; preschool age children are 4 years old. This is new program and is working very hard to get all things in order to provide the best experiences for our Children, if you are interested or have any questions please contact Bernice Smith at 1- 250- 656-0191

Halalt First Nation
We have been working with Halalt for a few years now, and this year they have worked on the outdoor play space for the Children in the program.  Halalt also has their local elder  join them to share teachings and language.  If you have any questions regarding enrollment please contact  Pam Carrs  at 1-250-324-3344

Tillicum Lelum
This past summer Tillicum Lelum offered a 4 week pre-kindergarten program that prepared Aboriginal children academically and cordially for a smooth transition into kindergarten.  The Aboriginal –based progressive curriculum paired with a positive learning environment will set children up for success in the public education system.  CSETS supported with funds to cover books, and various materials for the children and the parents of the program.  This is unique program being offered to our families in the Tillicum Lelum surrounding areas.  If you have any questions please contact Leanne Robertson at 1-250-753-8291

Qualicum First Nation Child & Family Center
This past year Qualicum opened its doors (Nov 4 th 2013) a new licensed daycare/preschool program.  The funding from CSETS was used to complete the outdoor play space for the program. They have been able to put in a climber, bike path, a little hill, landscaping, ride on toys, equipment and some indoor equipment.  If you interested or have any questions please contact Donna at 1-250-757-8092

I Carry your Heart – Family Daycare - Tsartlip
This is CSETS first family daycare we have been able to support, this is one of our goals is support a Aboriginal licensed family Daycare, with the funds provided with support some of the start up expenses such as a outdoor play center, various learning materials for the program.  We are hoping to provide more funding in the new fiscal year to meet the needs of such programs.   If you are interested or have any questions please contact Angel Sampson at 1-250-665-7777, or sent an email to

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