Former MP Peter Braid highlights the contributions of Strong Start® to early childhood literacy in Kitchener-Waterloo
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Rhys is an adorable, funny and strong-willed little boy. He’s always been advanced in his gross motor skills, but when it came time to separate from Mommy, he just couldn’t do it. I didn’t even have the option of going back to work, because it would have been too hard for Rhys. I was worried how he was even going to go to Junior Kindergarten in September.
My son’s name is Oliver. He’s left-handed, red haired, and very quiet. He has a heart of gold. He wants to protect everyone. When we play games, he even wants someone else to win. He’s very shy, and we love him very much.
This year’s A Blooming Affair Fashion Show, was a truly classy affair. The event, held on October 8, 2014, helped ‘outfit’ Strong Start, with half of the raffle proceeds going to support our early literacy … Continued
Did you know? Interesting facts and statistics about childhood literacy in Canada.
Of all the issues that Canadians are concerned about – the environment, health care and the war against terrorism – literacy is never identified as a pressing problem.
Dr. James Heckman, Nobel Prize winning economist and Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago on why the great return for money invested is in children under the age of 6.
Every parent worries when their young child starts school, anxious to have everything go well. There are even more fears if English is not the children’s first language. We are Polish and speak very little English at home. I was worried about the leaving them on their own for the first time.
Many of the students in our school have had the opportunity to be part of Get Ready for School. This fantastic program helps to reach students in a pro-active manner, setting them on a positive path to success in reading readiness, oral language, self-regulation and social skills before they begin Kindergarten.