Prince Rupert AHS

Who Are We?
Prince Rupert Aboriginal Head Start (formerly Cedar Road) opened its doors in 1996. For many years we were run by the Cedar Road Society which was a parent-run non-profit society. In 2007, Prince Rupert AHS took on its current name and switched host agencies to Prince Rupert Aboriginal Community Services Society.

Prince Rupert AHS is a preschool licensed for up to 20 children per class. From Monday to Thursday we run a morning class and an afternoon class each day. On Friday we offer a program for children going into Kindergarten. The goal of this program is to give the children the opportunity to enhance their Kindergarten Readiness skills.

Prince Rupert facility is now in a beautiful residence with 9 staff members, which includes a program coordinator, 3 ECE’s, ECE/Family involvement worker, bus driver/maintenance, receptionist/custodian and 2 support workers. We also have a Tsimshian elder that teaches language and culture.

At PRAHS we believe that Aboriginal children have the right to quality cultural education, which includes teaching the roots and values of Aboriginal heritage, as well as skills based in strong self-identity, which will preserve their heritage. We encourage community and family involvement, cultural awareness, and respect our traditional communities’ beliefs.

Prince Rupert AHS works closely with Supported Child Development, Speech and Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, School District as well as other agencies. The relationships that we’ve built with these local agencies are very valuable to not only Head Start staff, but also to the families involved in our program.

313 Prince Rupert Boulevard
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4E4
telephone: 250-627-4010