A History of Early Years Services
Provided by Qualicum First Nation
Qualicum First Nation has been providing early years services to children and families since 2013 with the opening of a licensed group child care center. In 2016 they opened a licensed preschool program and in 2017, early years' programming and services grew with the creation of the Cultural Kit program and the offering of Aboriginal Speech Therapy services.
An after-school care program was opened in 2018, and an Aboriginal Head Start program in 2019. In 2020 the demand for the Culture kit program grew so much that services expanded to include programs from Nanaimo to Comox Valley. Qualicum First Nation is at the forefront of providing Aboriginal Early Years services in mid- Vancouver Island.