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.
Early Years Contact
For more information about the Early Years programs in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools, contact District Vice-Principal Jane Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Play has a positive effect on early childhood learning. Play is imagination – it allows children to explore and discover. Play stimulates healthy brain development and nurtures literacy and numeracy.