Early Literacy

The Early Literacy Program is a valuable service for families and professionals in Lanark County. The focus of the program is to promote, support and develop an awareness and understanding of early literacy and how it influences a child’s success as a life long learner.

You can access the Early Literacy Specialist if you:

  • are the parent or caregiver of children birth to six years 
  • are a professional working with young children 

literacy ABCThe Early Literacy Specialist provides:

  • support/participation in programs serving families with young children
  • advice, suggestions and practical strategies on how to boost children’s literacy development
  • links to other community partners such as preschool speech and language services, parenting programs and childcare programs
  • workshops, seminars and courses that focus on literacy and preparation for school
  • print materials to increase awareness of early literacy and language
  • visual displays and presentations
  • books and other related literacy resources
  • literacy articles for newsletters or newspapers