Driftpile Cree Nation

Daycare and Head Start Program

Tansi’ and Good Day

I am Claudette Giroux, the proud supervisor of the Daycare and Head Start program here at Driftpile Cree Nation. Our programs are designed with the well-being and development of our youngest members in mind, offering nurturing care, educational activities, and a supportive community for children and their families.

Daycare Program

Our Daycare caters to children aged 1-3 years, operating from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, with an early closure at 3:30 pm every second Friday. We offer drop-off care on a space-available basis for parents and guardians attending training, interviews, and conferences without any fee. For those not employed or on days off, fees will apply. We encourage interested families to contact the Daycare directly to inquire about availability due to our limited space.

Let's give our children the best start in life, together.

For more information or to enroll your child, please contact me, Claudette Giroux, Daycare and Head Start program supervisor.


Daycare and Head Start Program

Features of Our Daycare

  • Developmental Support: Focused on enhancing small and large motor skills, social skills, mannerisms, speech, and language development.
  • Nutrition: We provide a morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack, ensuring children are nourished and energized.
  • Safety and Cleanliness: Our facility maintains the highest standards of cleanliness, with disinfection processes in place at nap time and the end of each day.

Before and After School Program

For school-aged children, we offer before and after school care during the school year, located in the Head Start Room. This program runs from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, providing children with crafts, games, and snacks in a safe and engaging environment..

Head Start Program

Our Head Start Program is tailored for children aged 2-3 years, running from Monday to Thursday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. This program is offered at no cost, with transportation provided for participants.

Head Start Program Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Development: We focus on social, physical, intellectual, cultural, and emotional enhancement, preparing children for a successful transition to K4/K5 programs.
  • Active Learning: Through outdoor play and art, children improve their fine and large motor skills in a fun and engaging way.
  • Potty Training Support: We assist children in the process of potty training, fostering independence and self-care skills.

Join Our Community

Our Daycare and Head Start Program is more than just a place for care and learning; it’s a community where every child is valued and nurtured. We are committed to providing a foundation for lifelong learning, cultural identity, and personal growth.