PALS helps family members or caregivers support their kindergarten aged children's early literacy and numeracy development. PALS offers two sessions for parents each school year in each of the school district's elementary schools.
Each session provides time for parents, teachers and a facilitator to talk together about kindergarten children's learning at this early stage in their development. There is also an opportunity for parents to join in activities with their children and to take home a bag of materials for children to continue their learning at home
The PALS family literacy program was co-developed by Dr. Jim Anderson, a professor at the University of British Columbia, and Fiona Morrison, director of family literacy and early learning for 2010 Legacies Now. Developed in 1999, PALS began in two schools in Langley and two in Vancouver. PALS is currently active in 26 school districts and more than 250 sites throughout BC.
PALS programs are currently being run at each of our Elementary schools. Please visit the individual school sites to find more information about the program here in Powell River.