This fall, community members will benefit from one new Parenting and Family Literacy Centre at the York Region District School Board.
Parenting and Family Literacy Centres help children up to six years of age build essential literacy, numeracy and social skills through stories, music and play. The centres also help support the transition to kindergarten by:
“These centres not only give young children a great start on learning, but they also provide families with valuable links to local community resources for special needs, health and other related services.”
— Michael Chan, M.P.P., Markham-Unionville
Ontario is opening 17 new Parenting and Family Literacy Centres as part of the Youth Action Plan that is giving young people the early support and opportunities they need to succeed and keep communities safe.
The expansion of the Parenting and Family Literacy Centre network is part of the McGuinty government’s provincewide Youth Action Plan, which is getting guns and gangs off the streets, providing positive alternatives for youth and ensuring safer communities and neighbourhoods for all Ontarians.
“We know that when parents are engaged in their child’s learning, they are more likely to succeed. By expanding the number of Parenting and Family Literacy Centres in Ontario, we are giving more parents the opportunity to be a part of their child’s education, and we are giving more children the support they need to succeed in school and in life.”
— Laurel Broten, Minister of Education
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