Children of families who engage in early learning activities at home, and have materials available to enrich these experiences, show more advanced vocabulary and literacy skills. (Rodriguez & Tamis-LeMonda, 2011)
When families and the programs where children learn work together and support each other in their respective roles, children have a more positive attitude toward school, stay in school longer, have better attendance, and experience more school success. (Henderson & Mapp, 2002)
'IMPACT' Early Learning Fairs (3 year olds)
IMPACT Events are hosted by community partners including Kidsfirst, Early Learning (ECIP), Regional Libraries, and Schools. As children (3 years old) and their families circulate through the many developmentally-appropriate activities, children gather a bag full of take-home gifts.
For parents who are interested, Early Learning Consultants are on hand to discuss an Ages and Stages Questionnaire, share ideas for teaching and learning through play, and connect families with community supports and services.
These events take place two years before children start kindergarten. Please contact your school, ASAP, to register your child for this mid-Winter event.
'Welcome to SECPSD' Events (4 year olds)
Welcome events in SECPSD bring together families, community agencies and schools to support children as they prepare to enter school. Parents and teachers can share strategies and resources for learning and support children in a successful transition to school.
Learning centres and take-home gifts are developmentally appropriate. The atmosphere is relaxed and conversational.
These events take place a full year before children start kindergarten. Please contact your school, ASAP, to register your child for this Fall event.