I happened to notice a report in the Herald a few days ago suggesting young students in Halifax aren't getting enough extra help with literacy, and aren't making the expected targets.
"Nearly half of Grade 1 students in the Halifax regional school board who received extra help didn’t achieve expected results by the end of the school year, despite daily literacy sessions for several months," the article said.
So, if that worries you, you might want to get involved with this community project to help kids with reading. You can help design the program. Details below.
Come be part of an exciting community project to encourage children's reading and learning. Use your talents and creative ideas to expand a story into many fun activities. Childcare and snacks provided. Earn a certificate of volunteer hours - no experience required. Attend one or all 4 sessions. Building on the Chebucto Book Buddies program.
Edward Jost Child Care Centre
Started January 31st through until February 21st
Brought to you by the Spryfield Area Family Support Task Force
Limited Space: please call 479-1015 to register...