WELCOME TO SȾÁUTW̱ SENĆOŦEN,ÁUTW (SENĆOŦEN LANGUAGE NEST)

A language nest is a language program for children from birth to five years old where they are immersed in their First Nations language. A language nest provides a safe, home-like environment for young children to interact with fluent speakers of the language. The goal of Language Nest is not to “teach” children the language, but rather to create an environment where language can be acquired naturally, as infants acquire their first language.

A language nest is not necessarily a daycare or preschool – it is a language immersion program.

  • Ages: 0 – 2.5 years, Parent Participation SENĆOŦEN Immersion Program

  • Ages: 3 – 5 years, Full SENĆOŦEN Immersion Program

  • Play based learning

  • Home-like environment

  • Healthy snacks and meals

  • Daily walks rain or shine

  • Singing and praying

  • Outdoor activities

Our mission is to teach the SENĆOŦEN language through kindness to community families and to provide a comfortable place to learn SENĆOŦEN for parents and children in a home-like environment.

Language Nest

CONTACT

SUPERVISOR
KANTENOT (II) – Hailey Sylvester
(250) 652-9101 ext. 214
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
hsylvester@tsawout.ca

Staff Directory

OUR FRIENDLY FACES

WHAT IS A LANGUAGE NEST?

A language nest is a language program for children from birth to five years old where they are immersed in their First Nations language. A language nest provides a safe, home-like environment for young children to interact with fluent speakers of the language. The goal of Language Nest is not to “teach” children the language, but rather to create an environment where language can be acquired naturally, as infants acquire their first language.

A language nest is not necessarily a daycare or preschool – it is a language immersion program.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to teach the SENĆOŦEN language through kindness to community families and to provide a comfortable place to learn SENĆOŦEN for parents and children in a home-like environment.

THE PROGRAM

  • Ages: 0 – 2.5 years, Parent Participation SENĆOŦEN Immersion Program

  • Ages: 3 – 5 years, Full SENĆOŦEN Immersion Program

  • Play based learning

  • Home-like environment

  • Healthy snacks and meals

  • Daily walks rain or shine

  • Singing and praying

  • Outdoor activities

Language Nest

CONTACT

SUPERVISOR
KANTENOT (II) – Hailey Sylvester
(250) 652-9101 ext. 214
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
hsylvester@tsawout.ca

Staff Directory

OUR FRIENDLY FACES