Waterloo, Ontario. Strong Start is excited to announce they are the recipient of a $96,600 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, as part of the Resilient Communities Fund. Investment will contribute to Strong Start’s ability … Continued
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Letters, Sounds and Words Program Please note that this reporting period took place during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the detailed results here for an explanation of the impact on the pandemic on … Continued
Each year, Strong Start relies on the gifts of time of thousands of caring individuals who go above and beyond to help children learn to read. Whether they are working one-on-one with children in local … Continued
Giving back to their community has always been a personal value of BusPlanner’s Executive Team. A partnership with Strong Start was a natural connection. While BusPlanner’s business is built on getting children to and from school safely, they also care about what happens when … Continued
Conversations are beginning about Generation C, the COVID-19 kids. While exactly which ages should be included in this generational label is under debate, what’s clear to researchers of child development is that COVID-19 has led to global shutdowns … Continued
Letters, Sounds and Words Program Summary Overall 95% of the children made considerable, excellent or outstanding gains. Enrollment 3,946 children were enrolled in the fall and spring rounds. The program is designed as a 10-week … Continued
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Strong Start Introduces New Online Parent Resources Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – March 16, 2021 – Strong Start Charitable Organization is excited to announce the release of new, online parent resources to support … Continued
I first heard about the Baby Connections program through a friend, when I was about nine months into my maternity leave. My daughter, Claire, was one of the older babies enrolled in the program at the Early Years Centre. Baby Connections is a wonderful opportunity for parents to learn how they can promote their children’s early literacy development.
There are so many benefits to reading to babies – from encouraging early language and brain development to fostering imagination. But most of all, reading together creates a special bond between parent and child.