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This guide contains resources and information to support the health and well-being of Aboriginal children and families.
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Selected BCACCS Publications

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Hard copies are also available for loan from the BCACCS Resource Centre.

BCACCS Publications
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Resource Sheet: What you need to know about supporting the inclusion of Elders in early childhood development settings - BC Aboriginal Child Care Society  Icon
Publication Date: 2014
Elder participation in early childhood programs yields benefits for the children, for the Elders themselves, and for the community as a whole.

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Steps in the Right Direction: Connecting & Collaborating in Early Intervention Therapy with Aboriginal Families & Communities in British Columbia - Alison Gerlach; BC Aboriginal Child Care Society  Icon
Call Number: B G47 S74 2007
Publication Date: 2007
"Steps in the Right Direction has been developed for occupational therapists (O.T.), physiotherapists (P.T.) and speech language pathologists (S.L.P) who provide early intervention therapy services to Aboriginal children, families and communities in B.C. It is hoped that the information in this guide will support interdisciplinary therapy professionals in designing and delivering early intervention programs in Aboriginal communities that are meaningful, effective and culturally safe.".

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The best start in life: what youth need to know about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder - BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Publication Date: 2004
Hoping to help reduce the numbers of babies born with FASD, BC ACCS, together with a group of Aboriginal youth, developed a video that targets teenagers who may wish to gain a greater awareness of and understanding about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. It also comes with a Facilitator's Toolkit that includes instructions, presentation notes, summary slides, agenda and workshop evaluation form.

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What you Need to Know about Providing Traditional Foods in Early Childhood Development Settings - BC Aboriginal Child Care Society  Icon
Publication Date: 2014
This resource sheet was developed in response to findings of the 2013 research project Licensing First Nations’ Early childhood Programs. Early childhood programs reported difficulties serving traditional foods. This resource sheet summarizes the Food Premises Regulation that early childhood programs must follow in order to prepare and serve traditional foods in their facilities.


Selected BCACCS Curriculum Boxes

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Animals & the Environment
Puppets, animal figurines, educational poster, A Salmon for Simon felt story, cedar basket, book bag based on the story Ancient Thunder, which includes a small riding horse puppet, salmon lifecycle puzzles and Gone Fishing Raven’s Tale DVD.

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Aboriginal Families & Communities (West Coast & Plains) - BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Many activities focus around the book Two Pair of Shoes. Also included are moccasins, The Gift felt story, First Nations Prairie People Figurines or Northwest Coast village figurines, a beading loom, west coast drum, puppets, matching game, and books.

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Food & Nutrition: Curriculum Box - BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Traditional food matching game and posters, food puzzles, Little Trapper video, a Smoking Salmon video, fun food manipulatives, a berry book, foods from the sea book, and a short unit to teach children about diabetes.

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Music & Movement: Curriculum Box - BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Rattles, drums, shakers, raven’s wings gloves, blocks, streamers, rhythm sticks, bell sets, maracas, CDs, a child-sized jingle dress and Jingle Dancer book, other music books and more.


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