top of page
Executive Assessment Services

Programs & Services

Atan Head Start and Opokaa'sin Kindergarten program provides six core areas of

programming: education and school readiness, Aboriginal culture and language,

parental involvement, health promotion, nutrition, and social support. Atan Head Start

and Kindergarten program directly involves parents and the community in the

management and operation of projects; parents are supported in their role as the child’s

first and most influential teacher, and the wisdom of Elders is valued.

Our Program Goals:

To provide a preschool and kindergarten experience for children to prepare them for their school years, by providing opportunities for spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical development. It strives to instill a sense of pride and confidence in children, to foster their desire to learn, to encourage their emotional and social development. Another goal of the program is to provide parenting skills and to improve family relationships.

Both the Atan Head Start Program and the Kindergarten have the capacity to accommodate up to 30 children, classes are half day and offered Monday through Thursday.  

For more information on any of our Early Learning Programs please contact the office at (403)380-2569 or email our

Early Learning Program Director.


Opokaa'sin Childcare Program philosophy is to ensure Aboriginal Families with children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. Providing Aboriginal children a positive sense of themselves, a desire for lifelong learning, and opportunities to develop into successful young people.

Licensed Childcare Program

Our Program Goals:

To provide the community with culturally and age appropriate child care programming that will meet the needs and interests of the children of Lethbridge and area. With this goal in mind, our hope is to strengthen families through gaining greater awareness of the community and cultural supports available to them in order to build healthier and resilient families.

The Childcare Program is licensed for a total 53 children from ages 19 months to 5 years old, we are also designated an Early Learning and Child Care Centre that offers affordable $25/day childcare services. 

For more information on our Childcare Program please contact the office at (403)380-2569 or email our

Childcare Team Leader.

Family Preservation

Opokaa’sins’ Family Preservation program was created in 2002 and is a

closed referral through Child Protection services for parent and children

have involvement with Child and Family Services. This program provides

family support to parents on the road to recovering their children, youth

mentorship for Aboriginal children in foster care, transportation and

supervised visits. All services must have a referral and evaluation from a

Children Services authority.

Services offered:

  • In-Home Family Support

  • Supervised Visits

  • Transportation 

  • Youth Mentorship

For more information on any of our Family Preservation Programs please contact the office at (403)380-2569 or email our

Family Preservation Team Leader.

Opokaa'sin Family Resource Network

An inclusive and accessible family-focused, child and youth centered, community based Centre (Hub) coordinating the prevention and early intervention services through collaborative partnerships with qualified service providers (Spokes). 

Internal/External Spokes:

  • Apai'pookaiksi Weasel Children - Child and Youth Services

  • Aapatsi'kaktosi North Star - One-on-One Parent/Caregiver Support

  • Opokaa'sin Parent Education - Traditional Parenting, Triple P Parenting Program, Nobody's Perfect 

  • Lethbridge Family Services - Counselling, Outreach, and Education

  • Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society - 7 Stars, Youth Services

  • South Region Parents as Teachers - Home Visitation Services 

All these local groups offer their support for Indigenous parents, children and youth, contact us today! We would love to get you and your family connected to the supports you need!

For more information about Opokaa'sin Family Resource Network please contact the office at (403)380-2569 or email our

Indigenous Hub Coordinator.

bottom of page