Successful learning, positive behaviour and good health can be directly linked to nurturing and supportive early development.
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. We strive to create warm and welcoming environments in our schools for families with young children.
Ready, Set, Learn events are for 3 and 4 year olds and their families. These events occur annually at many different schools. Check out this flyer to register for events happening between Feb. 27 and April 23, 2020.
StrongStart Centres provide a drop-in program for children under 5 and their parents or caregivers. For more information visit our StrongStart page.
Healthy Starts Fairs are hosted by Greater Nanaimo Early Years & partners and are intended for children under the age of 6yrs and their families. The fairs connect families with the many Early Years community supports in Nanaimo. There will be resource, supports, games, activities, snacks and more…
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.
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.