XaXe STELITKEL Headstart Program

About

XaXe SŦELIṮḴEL ̵ Childcare Centre, which means “sacred children” in the Sencoten language, recognizes that children are gifts from the Creator and these youngsters will be our future leaders. XaXe SŦELIṮḴEL ̵Childcare Centre programs provide a culturally appropriate space for children of all Nations to grow and identify with their Indigenous roots.

Our centre offers a “hands on” approach to learning and the program is designed to enhance children’s creativity, interdependence, independence, and to expand self-expression. The XaXe SŦELIṮḴEL Childcare staff encourages children to think for themselves, make decisions, and work towards positive outcomes. They also acknowledge that each child is unique and works with the child’s own patterns of social, emotional, spiritual, and physical development, giving them the opportunity for success in the academic world.

This program is at capacity. We are not taking further applications.

Services

Inquiry Form

How to Reach Us

8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday to Friday

231 Regina Avenue
Victoria, BC
V8Z 1J6

Tel: (250) 940-2656
Fax: (250) 384-1586

Infant Room: Tash, Makoto, Sam
Toddler Room: Gretta, Tyler, Emma
Three to Four Year Old Room: Tristan and Sue-Anne
Four to Five Year Old Room: Fe, Christina, Laura, Chantu, Kirsten
Covering Staff: Yuko
Wisdom Keepers: Sharon & Eileen
Maintenance: John
Family Navigator: Rae
Cultural Mentor: Sarah

Events Calendar

Donations

If you would like to make a monetary donation to our daycare, please feel free to donate online, mail it or personally drop it off to: 231 Regina Avenue, Victoria, BC V8Z 1J6. Attention XaXe STELITKEL Childcare Centre.

Headstart Program Overview

When XaXe SŦELIṮḴEL Childcare Centre is at full capacity, we will run an active waitlist of a total of 35 children. We will cap our waitlist at 20 applications. Before you mail or drop off your application, please check our website to ensure we are accepting new registrations.

If you are on our waitlist, it is the caregiver’s responsibility to keep in contact with the centre to ensure the application is “active.” We ask caregivers to do a periodic check in via email (daycare@vnfc.ca) and if we have not heard from you within a year of applying, we will consider the file “inactive.”

When a spot comes available the applicants will be contacted on a first come, first serve basis. The applicant will have 2 business days to respond before the centre moves on to the next applicant and the initial applicant will be placed at the bottom of the list.

XaXe STELITKEL does give priority to childcare staff, VNFC staff and siblings who are already attending the centre and people of Indigenous ancestry.

Our Fees

If you are of Indigenous ancestry there is no fee for the XaXe STELITKEL Headstart Program.

Non-Indigenous participants pay $200/month.

Our Waitlist Policy

When XaXe SŦELIṮḴEL Childcare Centre is at full capacity, we will run an active waitlist of a total of 35 children. We will cap our waitlist at 20 applications. Before you mail or drop off your application, please see the top of this page to ensure we are accepting applications..

If you are on our waitlist, it is the caregiver’s responsibility to keep in contact with the centre to ensure the application is “active.” We ask caregivers to do a periodic check in via email (daycare@vnfc.ca) and if we have not heard from you within a year of applying, we will consider the file “inactive.”

When a spot comes available the applicants will be contacted on a first come, first serve basis. The applicant will have 2 business days to respond before the centre moves on to the next applicant and the initial applicant will be placed at the bottom of the list.

XaXe STELITKEL does give priority to childcare staff, VNFC staff and siblings who are already attending the centre and people of Indigenous ancestry.

Resources

Parent Handbook

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