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Parenting And Family Literacy Centres

Office of the Premier

The McGuinty government is investing $6 million to support 89 Parenting and Family Literacy Centres around the province.

The centres focus on building children's literacy and numeracy skills, and engaging parents in their children's learning. For example, the centres offer a book-lending library in languages that are appropriate to the community, enabling parents to read to children in their first language.

Located in schools, the centres are free of charge and families do not have to pre-register to attend. Parent workers who staff the centres work closely with kindergarten teachers to provide a quality learning environment that prepares young children for school.

Through stories, music, reading and play-based activities, children in the centres learn throughout the day. The centre staff are also familiar with local community resources and can link families with appropriate resources for special needs, health and other related services.

The funding will support the 54 existing centres in the Toronto District School Board and expand the program to create 35 new centres around Ontario.

Brampton

  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School

Hamilton

  • Bennetto Elementary School
  • Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
  • École élémentaire Pavillon de la jeunesse
  • Memorial (City) Public School
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Separate School
  • St. Lawrence's Separate School
  • St. Margaret Mary Separate School  
  • Stinson Street Junior Public School  

Leamington

  • Queen Elizabeth Public School

London

  • Ecole élémentaire Académie de la Tamise

Mississauga

  • Ellengale Public School
  • Riverside Public School  

Ottawa

  • Cambridge Street Community Public School
  • Charles H. Hulse Public School
  • Hilson Avenue Public School
  • Severn Avenue Public School

Pain Court (near Chatham-Kent)

  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Catherine

Sarnia

  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin

Stoney Creek

  • Lake Avenue Public School

Toronto

  • Alexander Muir/Gladstone Avenue Public School
  • Bala Avenue Community School
  • Blake Street Junior Public School
  • Blessed John XXIII
  • Bowmore Road Junior Public School
  • Bruce Junior Public School
  • Carleton Village Junior & Senior Public School
  • Chalkfarm Public School
  • Charles E. Webster Junior Public School
  • Charles G. Fraser Junior Public School
  • Chester Le Junior Public School
  • Church Street Junior Public School
  • Driftwood Public School
  • Dundas Junior Public School
  • Eatonville Junior School
  • Essex Junior and Senior Public School
  • Fairbank Memorial Community School
  • Fern Avenue Junior and Senior Public School
  • Firgrove Public School
  • Flemington Public School
  • General Mercer Junior Public School
  • George Webster Elementary School
  • Givins/Shaw Senior Public School
  • Grenoble Public School
  • Highland Heights Junior Public School
  • Indian Road Crescent Junior Public School
  • Islington Junior Middle School
  • John A. Leslie Public School
  • J.R. Wilcox Community. School
  • Kensington Community School
  • Kingslake Public School
  • Kingsview Village Junior School
  • Lord Dufferin Junior & Senior Public School
  • Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School
  • Military Trail Public School
  • Morse Street Junior Public School
  • Nelson Mandela Park Public School
  • Niagara Street Junior Public School
  • North Kipling Junior Middle School
  • O'Connor Public School
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Separate School
  • Pape Avenue Junior Public School
  • Parkdale Junior & Senior Public School
  • Pleasant Public School
  • Queen Victoria Junior Public School
  • Regal Road Junior Public School
  • Regent Park/Duke of York Junior Public School
  • Rockford Public School
  • Roden Junior Public School
  • Rose Avenue Junior Public School
  • Ryerson Community School
  • Shirley Street Junior Public School
  • Sprucecourt Public School
  • St. Barbara Separate School
  • St. Barnabas School
  • St. Charles Garnier Separate School
  • St. Dorothy Catholic School
  • St. Francis de Sales School
  • St Margaret's Public School
  • St. Wilfrid Catholic School  
  • The Elms Junior Middle School
  • Warden Avenue Junior Public School
  • Willow Park Junior Public School
  • Winchester Junior & Senior Public School
  • Woburn Junior Public School
  • Yorkwoods Public School

Windsor

  • Coronation Public School
  • Frank W. Begley Public School
  • Marlborough Public School

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