Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Sector of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) takes part in developing actions and strategies associated with child development and learning for children from 0 to 6 years old, who live in the communities. To do so, the FNQLHSSC

  • Coordinates initiatives and projects from its Blueprint, its Strategic Plan and various activity and evaluation reports;
  • Sits on various committees in order to remain at the forefront of the latest developments regarding the perinatal period and early childhood;
  • Ensures that First Nations are involved in these spheres of activity.

The Commission’s staff supports communities in implementing programs and initiatives at the local, regional and national levels.

To enhance the performance of early childhood workers, the FNQLHSSC also offers specific training programs, develops tools that are relevant for early childhood, and encourages the use of a holistic approach in their interventions.

Partners

The personnel of the FNQLHSSC’s Early Childhood Sector works in partnership on an ongoing basis with:

  • First Nations communities;
  • First Nations Early Childhood Regional Advisory Committee (FNECRAC);
  • The Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development;
  • The Early Childhood Learning Knowledge Centre;
  • The Canadian Council on Learning;
  • The Child, Youth and Family Health Network;
  • The Avenir Enfants organization;
  • The ministère de la Famille et des Aînés;
  • The ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux;
  • The Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones;
  • Human Resources and Skills Developement Canada;
  • Health Canada.

Areas of Intervention

The Early Childhood Sector of the FNQLHSSC focuses on four main areas of intervention:

  • Preschool support;
  • Maternal and infant health;
  • Childcare services;
  • Community and family support.