Parenting and Family Literacy Centres

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres are free, school-based programs for parents and caregivers with children from birth to age six. These fun, play-based programs are designed to support your child’s early learning and development and are aligned with the Kindergarten program. They offer a safe, nurturing, and stimulating program where children can play and parents can connect.

Locations:
There are two centres located in elementary schools across Elgin County, one at Locke’s Public School (St. Thomas), and one at McGregor Public School (Aylmer). 

Locke's P.S.
22 S Edgeware Rd
St Thomas, ON N5P 2H2
519-631-8890
McGregor P.S.
204 John St S
Aylmer, ON N5H 2C8
519-773-3362
 




These centres provide opportunities for:
  • Development of social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language skills
  • Building positive connections with your local school
  • Participation in a family literacy program that helps children develop and build essential literacy and numeracy skills

Why come to a Parenting and Family Literacy Centre?
  • Children do better in school and in life when you get involved with their learning
  • You and your child can learn and play together during your child’s important early years
  • You’ll learn simple, fun activities to do at home with your child
  • You’ll learn about the school system and your child will become familiar with school routines
  • You’ll meet other parents with young children in your neighbourhood, as well as share ideas and get advice

What happens at a Parenting and Family Literacy Centre?
  • Fun activities that include reading and counting, music, and story time
  • Time to play in the art, sand, and water areas or with toys and puzzles
  • Snack time with healthy food
  • Time for you and your children to read together. You can also borrow books in different languages from the library