Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ Early Years Program works with community partners to enhance programs and provide services and support for families and young learners, in order to meet the developmental needs of children prior to entering school.
Programs include Ready, Set, Learn; Parent Child Mother Goose, StrongStart Centres, and Welcome to Kindergarten. StrongStart Centres provide a drop-in program for children under 5 and their parents or caregivers.
Ready, Set, Learn events for 3 and 4 year olds and their families – this free program is designed to assist parents in supporting their child’s early learning while connecting families with the school system and other families. Check with your neighbourhood school for dates and times if they are not listed below.
Rock City Elementary School – April 3 to May 1
Coal Tyee Elementary School – April 3 to May 29
McGirr Elementary School – April 4 to May 23
Ladysmith Primary School – April 5 to May 5
Fairview Community School – April 5 to May 24
Ecole Quarterway Elementary School – April 6 to May 11
Georgia Avenue Community School – April 6 to May 11
Frank J. Ney Elementary – April 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4 and 18
Chase River Elementary School – April 7, 21, 28; May 5, 19, 26; June 2, 9
Park Avenue Community School – April 7 to June 9
Gabriola Elementary School – April 7 to May 26
Forest Park Elementary School – April 7 to June 9
Pleasant Valley Elementary School – April 11 to May 2
Brechin Elementary School – April 11 to May 30
Cinnabar Valley Elementary School – April 11 to May 2 & May 9 to 30
Ecole Hammond Bay School – April 13 and May 11
Randerson Ridge Elementary School – April 13 to June 1
Rutherford Elementary School – April 13 to June 1
Ecole North Oyster Elementary School – Wednesday, April 26
Mountain View Elementary School – May 3 to June 28
Departure Bay Eco School – May 8
Cedar Elementary School – May 8
Uplands Park Elementary School – May 8 to June 5
Early Years Contact
For more information about the Early Years programs in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools, contact District Vice-Principal Jane Carroll email@example.com, 250 741-5237.
Inclusion in NLPS
Inclusion is the belief that all students should, where possible, receive their education in age-appropriate regular classrooms in their neighbourhood schools. The school district, together with parents, determines the support(s) needed for successful inclusion.
Inclusion is a continuum of options designed to foster the feelings of belonging, acceptance and community.
Healthy Start to Learning
Healthy Start to Learning events for children up to 6 years old
- Saturday, April 22
- Wednesday, June 7