It has always been our mandate to make sure the “Children Come First In All We Do”.
The Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn (Splatsin Teaching Centre) Society has been offering affordable, quality enhanced early childhood education to children of Splatsin and Enderby since 1990. All of our programs are infused with the Splatsin language and culture. We were one of the first programs to integrate a ‘nesting program’ where our elders teach the Splatsin language and culture directly to our children. We are also developing on-line Splatsin language programs to enhance knowledge within our community. We were formerly known as the Splatsin Child Care Society. Our Kikia7a (kee-kee-yah-ah) wanted us to change our name. They said that we do teaching for the whole community not just the children. They wanted us to be called the learning centre but there is no equivalent in our Splatsin language so they settled on the name "The Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn (Splatsin Teaching Centre) Society. We have had the name change in place since June 2009. We have been involved in language revitalization projects since the early 1970's and have experienced many different methods for teaching. Every Monday since 1998, we have met once a week to speak our language, document and teach. Our method is simple as told by our elder Marie David "wrap the language around the babies".