Parental involvement is central to the way the Early Learning Centre operates. Throughout the year, parents are offered a range of group programs to help them improve their parenting skills and address challenges in their lives. Parenting and family literacy programming is offered on a regular basis. Other programs vary from year to year depending upon the needs of families. Parents consistently report that group programs offer valuable information, help them develop new skills, and provide opportunities to connect with other parents.

All families from the ELC’s Preschool, Parents as Teachers (PAT), and KidsFirst programs are invited to attend the group Family Literacy and Parenting programs. At this time, due to recommended COVID guidelines, all our programs are being delivered online, until further notice!

“Children need beauty. They need to be exposed to good quality artifacts and works of art as part of their aesthetic development. They need opportunities to wonder and marvel at the natural world as well as be surrounded by buildings that give a sense of permanence, even in our transitory world.