The creation of the Niitsitapi Learning Centre (formerly Aboriginal Learning Centre) as a unique setting honours the intent of offering programming focused on early intervention for younger Indigenous learners, ages 3-8, that may or may not have identified challenges. Vision of programming at the Niitsitapi Learning Centre would “be a place of holistic support and healing for families while providing high quality early learning and intervention for young children” (CBE, 2015). We want our students to build a strong academic foundation in a learning environment that reflects and nurtures their Indigenous identity.
The Niitsitapi Learning Centre will become a learning hub for the greater Calgary-area community, as well as for CBE staff and students. It will be a gathering place for Indigenous Ceremonies, cultural celebrations, programs and events.
Please note, Preschool student enrollment is reflected in the kindergarten total.