241 Stafford Drive North Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 3T6 | Phone: (403)380-2569 | Fax: (403)327-6775

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Executive Assessment Services

Programs & Services

Early Intervention

Offers community based programming available for community access, referrals are NOT necessary. Admission is open and based on need and availability. 

Our Program Goals:

  • Children are safe

  • Children will foster positive self-identity

  • Children will be connected to their community

  • Parent/Caregivers will be involved with their children. 

After School Program

     Group mentorship is provided through these after school programs that take place Monday through Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 Pm. Children are exposed to a variety of programs that foster self-esteem, access to community programs and services and cultural teachings on various days. Elders are brought in for storytelling, cultural teachings and general sharing of talents. It is our belief that these after school programs will provide a basis for fostering self-esteem, self-confidence and resiliency, especially in the school setting. Our objective for this program is to increase social competency, thus decreasing anti-social behaviors. This program is geared towards children ages 6-12 years of age.

Parents and Children Together (PACT) 

     These programs are geared to families with children ages 0-5 years

of age. Various parenting and play programs are offered in a learner

directed approach that focuses on promotion of parental involvement,

safety, traditional parenting techniques and supportive environments of

parents with their young children. Parents find support while children

meet new friends.

Pre-Natal Program

                            The prenatal program is offered in a series of 6 classes that will take you through the                                            whole experience of pregnancy and the early weeks of parenthood. A range of                                               topics such as healthy pregnancy, preterm labor and low birth weight, breast                                                feeding, preparation for parenting, caring for a newborn and infant safety. The                                               participants are provided with a healthy snack and an incentive upon completion                                          of the prenatal classes.

Summer Camps

     The goal of the summer camp program is provide aboriginal children and youth an opportunity to access summer recreational activities along with cultural teachings. The summer program planning and activities are planned around the Circle of Courage Model four quadrants: Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity. The summer camps provide children with a variety of cultural, recreational and healthy lifestyle activities that develop personal growth, pride and respect.

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

Early Intervention Team Leader.

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 and Accredited 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 Supervisor.

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.