Aanii, Boozhoo kina wiya, ni gchinendaamin maa eyaayin!

Hello, Greetings everyone, we are happy you are here!

We are Deshkan Ziibiing Enji Maajtaawaad Early Years

We Hosted the 2019 Native Early Childhood Education Conference

Welcome to the Early Year's Centre - "Enji Maajtaawaad"

(Where they start)

Our language instructors use games, songs, stories and everyday phrases to engage with parents, children and Early Years' staff. Learning Anishinaabemowin by being immersed in Anishinaabemowin!

Registration for our Speaking Challenge Contest has now closed. Check out our progress!

Potty Training Words!

Chippewas of the Thames Early Years

Enji-Maajtaawaad - Where they Start

Immersing children in their early years of development to Anishinaabe culture, community and language is a central goal of Enji-Maajtaawaad Early Years Centre. When young children still developing and absorbing language, it is an ideal time to introduce Anishinaabemowin. With a number of practices and strategies, the Early Years Centre has begun normalizing Anishinaabemowin. With constant reinforcement and consistency, our staff and programming has increased the use of words and phrases dramatically over the past two years. With the momentum of Anishinaabemowin, we are incorporating more ways to becoming a Chippewa language immersion program.