Creation Stories: Urban Aboriginal Early Education and Literacy Intervention
Research Start-up Summary and Abstract:
The purpose is to promote better health and educational outcomes for individuals and families and enhance well-being of urban aboriginals by developing an early education and literacy program.
The research objective is to establish a culturally grounded curriculum for a pre-natal and early year’s program for expectant or Aboriginal parents (newborn to 3 years of age) in urban settings.
This project aims at combining traditional ways of knowing and teaching with relevant and effective research, our team hopes to create a model to empower and enrich the lives of urban aboriginals during the early period of parenthood. Not only will this support cultural identity during a critical period of transition, but it will be another step in creating a community that supports culture and knowledge.