Spirit Bear Drop-In

Spirit Bear Childhood Development (0-6yrs)

During the first three years of a child's life, learning takes place during everyday experiences. Our playgroup provides families with the opportunities for social play and Consultant connections. In addition, playgroups offers parents a place to meet other parents and to share common experiences and concerns. The children participate in a variety of cultural activities using art, music, literature, and toys to encourage different areas of development. The staff takes every opportunity to model and promote positive parent/child interactions.

Please call 604-595-1170 to register for the Spirit Bear Child Development Program.

If you are already registered please book your class a week prior to your desired date.

Meet Our Spirit Bear Drop-In Staff!

Dori Keitlah AECD Coordinator

dori.keitlah@frafca.org

Dori Keitlah is the Coordinator for the Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Programs at FRAFCA. She is from the Heiltsuk Nation and is also Kitasoo and Haida through her grandfather’s. She has been working with children for the last 16 years in different capacities, she is a certified Early Childhood Educator and Special Needs Educator. Dori values a family centered, holistic approach when supporting the development of children and their families. Dori is passionate about sharing her cultural values and teachings in the hope that it will inspire those of us who are not connected to our Culture to seek out who they are and embrace their cultural identity. The promotion of literacy is also important to Dori; she believes that the earlier we read to our children the more successful they will be all throughout their years of education. Dori’s favorite quote is… “Children require these two things from us, LOVE and MASSIVE amounts of our TIME”. Dr. Lee Brown.

Lila Hurst Senior Early Childhood Educator

AECD@frafca.org

Lila is of Chilcotin and Coast Salish decent, she was born in Williams Lake BC, and has spent most of her years living in the Lower Mainland. Lila received her ECE Assistant and has been employed at FRAFCA formerly known as Kla-How-Eya for the past 10 years.
Lila is known as “Nan,” in the Spirit Bear Drop-In where she contributes to the lives of many children and families often acting as an Honourary Grandparent.

Toyin Adindele Early Childhood Educator

AECD@frafca.org

Toyin has been a resident of the Lower Mainland since 1990 and completed her Early Childhood Education Certificate from Burnaby College in 1994. She also completed her Infant and Toddler certificate from Kwantlen University College in 2001. Toyin brings with her over 20 years of ECE/IT experience from a wide variety of different community organizations and program areas. Toyin hopes to bring her knowledge and passion to the agency through contributing to the Urban Aboriginal community through programming in hopes to enhance the lives of our FRAFCA clients. Toyin is a Mother of 3 children and very honoured to be part of the Aboriginal Initiatives at FRAFCA.

Contact

Address:A101-10095 Whalley Boulevard
Surrey, BC V3T 4G1
Mailing:A101-10095 Whalley Boulevard
Surrey, BC V3T4G1
Phone:604-595-1170
Fax:604-595-1176
Email:dori.keitlah@frafca.org