In November 2008, a new daycare will open its doors in the Montreal neighbourhood of Verdun. The Rising Sun Childcare Centre will provide a positive, nurturing and stimulating environment for First Nations, Inuit and Metis children aged three months to five years.

With the help of the Aboriginal Head Start Program, the Ministere de la Famille et des Aines has succeeded in providing a program that will include culture and language, health promotion, nutrition, safety, social support and parental involvement in a safe environment.

Registration for the Rising Sun Childcare Centre is taking place until September 18. There are 80 spaces which will all be filled. The centre is also looking for an Assistant Director. For more information, to register or to apply for the posting, call the centre’s director Alana-Dawn Phillips, at 514-452-0075 or email at