Experiences in early childhood are fundamental determinants of lifelong well-being. In this project we interviewed 108 Aboriginal families, care givers and service providers living in South Vancouver Island on what they believe is important to the well-being of their young children. A methodology adopted from social psychology, called ‘echo’ enables the values and beliefs of a population of interest to be articulated. The population of interest is individuals working with or raising young urban Aboriginal children (age 0-6 years) in the Greater Victoria Capital Region. The outcome is a unique and important perspective to inform early childhood services and practice.
Research Goals and Priorities
To better understanding the values and beliefs of individuals working with or raising Aboriginal young children and articulate this important perspective to inform early childhood services and practice.