December 16, 2020

School Age Literacy

Strong Start is offered at nine elementary schools in Langley:

Langley Meadows (604-530-4101) 9:00am to 12:00pm

Nicomekl (604-533-1468) 9:00am to 12:00pm

North Otter (604-856-3355) 8:30am to 11:30am

Parkside Centennial (604-856-7775) 8:35am to 11:35am

Simonds (604-530-2361) 9:00am to 12:00pm

West Langley (604-888-6444) 9:00am to 12:00pm

Douglas Park (604-533-4491) 1:00pm to 4:00pm

James Hill (604-530-0251) 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Willoughby (604-888-6033) 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Ready, Set, Learn! with the Langley School District

KinderStarts program with Langley School District:

Kinder Starts is intended for children scheduled to enter Kindergarten who participate together with parents/caregivers. This free program provides good information about how to support your child as they move into Kindergarten focusing on Literacy, Numeracy and Social. Families will learn playful ways to integrate learning into every day situations. This program is a wonderful way to make connections with others before starting the Kindergarten year.

Reading Recovery

What is Reading Recovery®? 

Reading Recovery is a preventative early intervention program in developed by  Dr. Marie Clay in the 1970’s in New Zealand. It is designed to dramatically  reduce the number of Grade One students with literacy difficulties.

It is a  preventative program, which intervenes early with intensive, daily, individual  instruction to move the lowest achieving readers and writers into the average  range.

Reading Recovery is provided in addition to classroom instruction, and  can bring students to accepted literacy levels, in approximately 12-20 weeks,  enabling students to continue learning within the classroom program.

The few  children who may not be able to make the accelerated progress required to put  them into the average range within 12-20 weeks are referred for longer term  support.

Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS)

The SWIS program provides information & orientation services to new  immigrants and refugees in Langley. SWIS also provide needs assessments,  action plans & holistic case management services to newcomers with limited  English or other settlement needs. 

SWIS workers can assist you: 

– Register for school and connect with your child’s teacher and school  programs 

– Apply for your Permanent Resident card, CareCard, Social Insurance Number,  tax benefits, BC Housing, Rental Assistance, Child Care Subsidy and more! 

– Register for adult language classes (LINC) or adult education 

– Make connections to other community programs and services! 

Our Story

The Langley Literacy Network is committed to building on community strengths to encourage lifelong learning by ensuring that residents of all ages have access to sufficient and appropriate information, services, and support to meet their literacy needs.

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We offer programs such as Reading Buddies, Wrap-a-Read, Community One-on-One Learning, Conversation Circles and more to help children, families and adults improve their literacy skills. Connect with us today to access literacy programs or to learn how you can support literacy in your community.

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