Three new Parenting and Family Literacy Centres opening in London
London Community News
The province is opening 17 new Parenting and Family Literacy Centres in order to give young people the early support and opportunities needed to succeed and keep communities safe.
The centres are part of the Youth Action Plan and help children up to six years of age to build essential literacy, numeracy and social skills through stories, music and play.
They also help with the transition to kindergarten by familiarizing children and families with school routines, giving children and parents the chance to spend time with other families and links to appropriate community resources for special needs, health and other related services.
The centres are free to attend, don’t require pre-registration and are located in high-needs communities
In total, there are 155 centres across Ontario and the expansion will increase that figure to 172.
Three can be found in London at École élémentaire Académie de la Tamise, C.C. Carrothers and Ealing public school.
Laurel Broten, Education minister, said children are more likely to succeed when their parents are engaged in their learning.
“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,” Broten said.
For more information, visit www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/pflc.html.