PARENTING AND LITERACY

Our Parenting and Literacy program focuses on developing literacy for the whole family and strengthening relationships between parents and their children. Through music, stories and play, newcomer families start to build essential skills like sharing, early literacy and numeracy, and communication. This program is delivered in partnership with Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre.

WHAT WE OFFER

Parents benefit from:

  • Opportunities to discuss parenting concerns
  • The chance to connect with other newcomer parents and share experiences
  • A new English vocabulary
  • Ideas, tools and strategies that build on the strengths of the family and help children through the different stages

Children in the Parenting & Literacy Program benefit from:

  • Development of social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills
  • Essential literacy and numeracy skills

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK

Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am until midday. During the first hour each day, parents learn the English related to key parenting and child development topics while the children are cared for by certified child development professionals. After a nutritious snack, parents and children come together for an hour to do play-based learning activities. We offer three sessions per year (Winter, Spring and Fall) of 10-12 weeks per session.

WHO CAN ACCESS THESE SERVICES?


  • Newcomer parents with pre-school aged children (under the age of 6)
  • Parents should be assessed with a Canadian Language Benchmark 5 or lower

WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?


  • Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre - 9516 - 114 Ave NW, 780 471 3737

HOW TO ACCESS SERVICES

To register for an upcoming session, contact Mana Ali, the program Team Lead.