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Programs

LEARN supports family literacy through a variety of programs. See basic information below, and have a look at our newsletter for times and dates.

Contact us at FamilyLiteracy@mhc.ab.ca to register.

All programs have free transportation if needed for families.

Rhymes and Storytime

  • 10 Week FREE Program
  • For families with children from 0-5 years of age
  • Snack is provided to all families
  • FREE Oral language development program that promotes positive parenting
  • Parents learn to enjoy rhymes, songs and stories in a supportive peer group
  • Takes place in a variety of places in and around Medicine Hat on a variety of days and times Offered several different times during the year
     

Read with me, play with me

  • 12 Week FREE Program
  • For parents and children aged 2 ½ to 5 years of age
  • Families spend quality time learning together doing activity centers, crafts, games, playing together, stories and songs
  • Guest speakers and field trips
  • Meet new friends in this fun, engaging and FREE program
  • Offered several different times during the year

 

Explore Outdoors

  • 6 Week FREE Program in the springtime
  • For parents and children aged 2 ½ to 5 years of age
  • Parents and children are given the opportunity to experience the joy of nature and learning together
  • Outdoor activities will include gardening, scavenger hunts, pool parties, stories and songs
  • Field trips to parks and other outdoor spaces in and around Medicine Hat

Growing child, growing parent

  • 12 Week FREE Program
  • For families with children 0-5 years
  • Parents and children are separated for the first 1 ½ hours.  They each have their own programming
  • Children are provided quality child care programming
  • Parents are offered techniques for improving literacy skills, strategies to help parents promote literacy with their children, parent education and assistance for adults to transition to further learning
  • Parents and children then come together for a FREE lunch and then they spend time together in a rhymes program that promote oral language development through stories and songs
  • Offered in various locations, times and days and a couple of times a year

growing child, growing parent: indigenous world views

  • 12 Week FREE Program
  • For families with children 0-5 years
  • Parents and children are separated for the first 1 ½ hours.  They each have their own programming
  • Children are provided quality child care programming
  • Parents are offered techniques for improving literacy skills, strategies to help parents promote literacy with their children, parent education and assistance for adults to transition to further learning
  • Parents and children then come together for a FREE lunch and then they spend time together in a rhymes program that promote oral language development through stories and songs
  • Offered in various locations, times and days and several times a year

books for babies

  • 4 Week FREE Program
  • Parents and their children from birth to 12 months of age
  • This FREE program encourages parents of infants to share books with their babies
  • It supports all families in developing early literacy and language experience and promotes heathy family relationships
  • Each family that attends receives a FREE snack and a FREE book each week

No Place like home

  • 10 Session FREE Program
  • Home visitation program and the 10 sessions are scheduled at a date and time that works for the Literacy Builder and the individual families
  • For families and children 0-5 years of age
  • A trained Literacy Builder shares ideas about learning, reading, and parenting strategies that gives parents tools that will help them to teach their children
  • Play based program that builds on the strengths within the families

cooking up fun

  • FREE 4 week program
  • A cooking program that focus on learning English in a meaningful way through reading and writing out recipes 
  •  Our program also focuses on speaking English through a rhyme time and everyday conversations
  • Offered several times throughout the year