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 2017/18 year in the spring of 2017. 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.
Language Nest Handbook for B.C. First Nations Communities
Language Immersion Handbook
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding: Click here to access information about all FPCC funding opportunities.