Early Start Family Literacy

Girls listening attentively to story being read

Action Read’s Early Start Family Literacy Program provides opportunities for parents/caregivers and children, birth to age 6, to engage in early learning activities. The program builds skills that help children be successful at school right from the start. It’s FREE and located in schools and community centres throughout Guelph! Follow the link for the current program schedule.

The Early Start Program offers:

  • Story-time, numeracy and language games, songs, rhymes, word play, puzzles and crafts
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Ideas and resources for activities at home
  • A book lending library for children and parents
  • Caring, nurturing Early Childhood Educated qualified staff
  • Information on other programs and services

The Early Start Program is a play-based program where children are given exposure to a wide variety of activities, based on their unique needs and interests. Reading to children develops pre-literacy skills such as vocabulary building, oral language and comprehension. Family literacy programs help parents and caregivers understand their role in their child’s early learning development, and create a strong lifelong learning foundation. Action Read believes that early learning programs are vital to the health and success of children, families and communities!

Check out our current schedule!

Action Read is extremely grateful for the support of numerous individual donors and the following funders: