When do the free home visits begin?
The Literacy Links program begins in early June. Facilitators will contact registered families by phone to set up convenient times for visits.
How long will the facilitator be in our home?
Literacy Links facilitators will be in your home for approximately one hour during each of the five scheduled visits.
As the parent, am I expected to participate in these visits?
Absolutely – we encourage it! This program is for parents, grandparents, guardians and children to learn and play together. Spending time with your child and enjoying the educational activities sends a strong, positive message to your child about how you value literacy.
My child has special needs. Can we participate?
Definitely! When speaking with the facilitator, be sure to indicate any particular learning needs so they can be well prepared and ensure your child’s experience is a positive one.
What if there are other children in the home?
Siblings are welcome to join in the fun! Your facilitator will bring a bin full of educational activities that will keep everyone entertained.
What if my child already knows how to read?
We will celebrate that with you and your child! We will also give you ideas for ways that you can build on that foundation and challenge your child in other skill areas, such as writing and counting.