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Pre-School Language Nest Program

NEW! Language Nest Program Call for Applications
The Language Nest Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 program year. First Nations communities and organizations within B.C. are eligible to apply for up to $20,000 to support language immersion programming for children under 5 years old. Please read the Language Nest Program Description and FAQs before completing an application.

Deadline for applications: June 29, 2016 at 4:00pm
Please submit completed applications to: aliana@fpcc.ca or Fax: 250-652-5953.

Language Nest Program Description and FAQs [PDF]
Language Nest Program 2016-2017 Application Form [Word] [Fillable PDF]

All applicants are required to submit an updated Language Needs Assessment (current to within the last 8 months). To login or create a new LNA Account please use this link: http://fp-maps.ca/user/login


Language Nest Program Description

The goal of the Pre-school Language Nest Program is to create new language speakers by creating language and cultural immersion environments for pre-school children and their parents to become fluent in their First Nations languages.

In Language Nests, young children are immersed in the language, parents are encouraged to participate, and staff, volunteers, and Elders carry out daily activities in the language with the children.

In addition to providing an immersion environment for young children to learn the language, Language Nests create opportunities for young parents to learn the language and bring it back into their homes and daily lives, which is necessary for revitalizing a language.

The program is not currently accepting applications. We will be sending out a call for the 2016/17 year in the spring of 2016. Check this website, sign up for funding updates here, or sign up to our Facebook and/or Twitter accounts for further updates.

Click here to watch the recording of the Language Nest Grant Writing Webinar that was held on April 2, 2015.

Resources:
PDF Document Language Nest Handbook for B.C. First Nations Communities
PDF Document Language Immersion Handbook
PDF Document Languages Nest Programs in B.C.

Language Nest Handbook Online Companion Toolkit
Click here to access the Online Companion Toolkit for the Language Nest Handbook for B.C. First Nations Communities. This toolkit contains a variety of practical resources to help you with the day-to-day running of a language nest program, including job descriptions, lesson plans, activity templates, and links to other resources and information on language nest.


For more information, please contact Aliana Parker: aliana@fpcc.ca

Funding: Click here to access information about all FPCC funding opportunities.
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