“Paawats” means “nest” in Huu-ay-aht. To find out more about the Anacla and Port Alberni learning nest child care centres, click here.

Anacla Paawats

Everyone is welcome


100 Paawats Way


Monday:                             Closed

Tuesday:                             Daycare                             8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Parent & Tot Drop-in        10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday:                        Daycare                             8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Parent & Tot Drop-in        10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Thursday:                            Daycare                             8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Friday:                                 Daycare                             8:30 am — 4:00 pm

For more information, contact Clara Clappis at (250)-728-3083 or by email: Clara.c@huuayaht.org


Port Alberni Paawats

Everyone is welcome

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4665 Elizabeth Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6L8


8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Open all year

Closed two weeks over Christmas break (Matching School District calendar),

Closed Statutory Holidays and Aboriginal Day.

Daycare and Preschool Programs Available

Daycare 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Preschool 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Full-time, Part-time, drop-in spots available

Provide two snacks and lunch each day.

Daily Activities

  • Outdoor playing, free time, field trips, art, learning, circle time, music.
  • Moe the Mouse Language Program, Huu-ay-aht Language, Huu-ay-aht Drumming and Singing.

We also work with:

  • Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) Supported Child Development
  • Port Alberni Association for Community Living Support Child Development
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language
  • Moe the Mouse Coordinator
  • NTC Nursing Staff

Child Subsidy welcome

Coming Soon

  • Infant toddler and out-of-school care

For more information, contact Michelle Richards at 250-723-0898 or by email: michelle.r@huuayaht.org

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    1. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will make sure to gather the information and update this part of our website.

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