What is The LOVIT Way?
The LOVIT Way Program Evaluation Process (PEP)
is a self-assessment and monitoring instrument based on The LOVIT Way.
The LOVIT Way is a nurturing process of:
LEARNING about the AHS Principles & Guidelines
OBSERVING and witnessing our programs
VALUING what we do for our children and families
INSPIRING our communities to plan what we want to do
TRANSFORMING our programs into the best they can be!
Aboriginal Head Start (AHS)
Aboriginal Head Start is an early intervention learning program for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and families.
Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC is a leader in the development and delivery of professional training and cultural resources for AHS programs across Canada. Learn more at www.ahsabc.com.
AHSABC has developed The LOVIT Way and tools to engage program communities in their own growth.
Why use PEP?
Culturally-sensitive evaluation tool
Reflects the AHS Principles and Guidelines
User-friendly self-assessment and planning tool
Supports ongoing program monitoring
Identifies holistic qualities of ECE program
Led by trained PEP facilitators and/or independently
Program staff, parents and community participate
Includes cultural practices such as witnessing, reflection, sharing, and storytelling
How does PEP work?
Question items reflect criteria of a high-quality Early Learning Program
Qualitative: Witness and observe program to determine strengths and gaps in practice
Identify areas that are Priorities for Growth and rank in levels of need for urgent action
As a team, choose your program Goals and create an Action Plan
Quantitative: Repeat 3x per year to determine growth over time and measure improvement
Why become a LOVIT Way Village Member...
FREE to AHS staff, parents, community, or other Indigenous Early Learning program staff
PEP online tool: self-assess and enhance your program using a culturally sensitive and holistic process and share your results with your community members
INSPIRE: find resources to build value and program excellence with your staff
SHARING CIRCLE: share your inspiring ideas and connect with other members