Early Years Programs
Kindergarten (JK/SK Program)
Our Kindergarten program is designed to help children acquire the skills necessary for lifelong learning. The program areas include language, math, science, technology and arts. During these early years, play is an important way of learning. With a focus on developing personal and social skills, children learn about the world and how it works, about other people, and about themselves.
Full-Day, Every Day Kindergarten
Full-Day, Every Day Kindergarten is a Ministry of Education provincial initiative taught by a certified Teacher and an Early Childhood Educator. The program offers children ages 4 & 5 years, an enriched learning environment designed to help them develop socially, emotionally, academically and physically. The Full-Day Kindergarten Program is offered in 25 Thames Valley schools. All other schools offer the JK/SK program.
Thames Valley Neighbourhood Early Learning Program:
The TVNELP program was developed to facilitate the transition to junior kindergarten for 3 year olds and their parents. The program takes place in over 50 schools and is specifically aimed at connecting preschool children and their families with community partners.
Parent and Family Literacy Centres:
Parenting and Family Literacy Centres (PFLC's) provide a school-based program in which parents or caregivers participate with children, birth to six years of age, in a range of play-based learning activities that focus on the optimal development of the child and the early acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills. There are currently four PFLC sites in the Thames Valley School Board.
This is the Child & Youth Network's family literacy website! In London, Ontario, we are committed to making literacy a way of life through daily activities. If you are a parent, a teacher, a child, a student or someone who works with children or teens, there is something here for you.