Parenting and Family Literacy Centres help prepare children for starting school and encourage families to be a part of their children's learning by:

  • Helping children build essential literacy and numeracy skills through stories, music, reading and playing
  • Encouraging families to engage in their children's learning
  • Offering a book-lending library in different languages so parents can read to their children in their first language
  • Familiarizing children and families with school routines
  • Giving children and families the chance to spend time with other families
  • Linking families with appropriate community resources for special needs, health and other related services.