The Early Years
people trained in the Early Years course
children impacted by the program
local Elders and Knowledge Keepers interviewed to inform programming and training
The future of any society depends on its ability to nurture the healthy development of the next generation. By providing a variety of catalytic supports to Indigenous communities across the country, the Early Years is accelerating and amplifying their efforts in the process of change.
By connecting expectant parents with experienced mothers, fathers, aunties, uncles, and grandparents, we are working towards a healthier future for Indigenous children.
Locally based staff at organizations that partner with MFI use early childhood research and expertise from Indigenous leaders to support families across the country through pregnancy, the toddler years, and the first years of school. An external advisory committee and the knowledge of community and organizational leadership offer ongoing guidance.
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Explore MFI’s virtual learning hub called The Training & Resources for Early Education & Schools (TREES) Network. TREES is a space for delivering and accessing culturally appropriate training, professional development, resources, supportive circles and peer mentorship opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learning professionals working with Indigenous children, students and families.