This year through the Post-Secondary Partnership Program grant Kayas has partnered with Blue Quills University to offer Early Learning and Child Care Level 2 certification. This child care training is vital to the long term health of Little Red River Cree Nation. The population is very young, creating a high need for day cares, head start programs and early schooling. There are many residents with their Level 1 certification, but almost none with their level 2 or level 3.

The program consists of a 12 week classroom program taught by visiting instructors from Blue Quills University, followed by a 12 week practicum working under supervision in daycares or schools. Children are the future of any community, and Kayas is proud to help bring greater child care to Little Red.

ELCC Students hard at work to prepare a feast to honor visiting Blue Quills elder Eugene Cardinal.