Ready for School: Family Literacy Program
- Ready for School is a family literacy program for Immigrant children from 0-5 years which uses role modelling and play kits to increase parents' understanding of brain development, attachment, and how children adjust to different learning environments. Parents receive resources, information and materials to increase children's sense of safety and security, and which help to enhance future school readiness and success. The program incorporates play kits with facilitated play role modelling to encourage turn-taking, group participation, and individual skill development like opening snacks, buttoning clothing, orusing a zipper. These are considered soft skills needed when children enter pre-school or kindergarten.
Family Centre is a community-based organization that provides families in Lethbridge and the surrounding area with caring and respectful family support through a range of prevention and early intervention services for youth, parents, grandparents and other family members. Family Centre also strives to strengthen, educate and support parents and children through parenting and family support programs, including individual, couples, family and parent/teen counselling.
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