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Our Early Learning programs include the Atan Head Start and the Opokaa'sin Kindergarten, both provincially accredited programs that combine the Blackfoot language, culture and school readiness in a holistic approach to learning!

We focus on 6 core areas:

  • Social Supports Access

  • Health & Wellness

  • Parental Involvement 

  • Proper Nutrition

  • Education & School Readiness

  • Indigenous Culture & Blackfoot Language

Atan Head Start Program:

  • Children must be 3 years of age and fully potty-trained

  • Parent involvement

  • Early Childhood Support Services

Opokaa'sin Kindergarten Program:

  • Children must be 5 years old by December 31st

  • Follows provincial curriculum

  • Parent involvement 

  • Early Childhood Support Services

Please see our calendar to see any upcoming events!

Prayer & Smudge with Gramma Velma

Learning Program 


We have an excellent team of Teachers and Education Assistants that are experienced and engaging! They strive to prepare your child during their most important developmental years! 

How to register for Early Learning Programs:

Part 1 - Register for Kindergarden or Headstart here!

Part 2 - Book appointment with Early Learning Admin to complete an orientation!

Remember spaces are limited and fill up quickly, no spots are held - only completed applications will be granted enrollment!

Atan Headstart                    was named after                    a wonderful Elder,                  the late Margaret              "Atan" Hindman,                who dedicated her life to raising numerous children and teaching them our Blackfoot ways to the little ones. Atan was a true advocate of children and her love of them will continue through her teachings.

Kindergarten Graduates

Parents are more than welcome to volunteer in the classroom, there are many ways you can help - donating snack, helping prepare snack, supervising on field trips, anything - we would sincerely appreciate it!

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