Our Get Ready for School program helps children get comfortable in a learning environment. They practise routines. They make friends. They read stories. Randi St. Laurent shared her daughter’s experience in the program in this original testimonial. We followed up this summer to see how they are doing now.  

“My daughter attended the Strong Start program prior to beginning school in the fall of 2016. Initially, we noticed a great improvement in her reading and ability to tell stories. Since then, her progress has continued to improve. She effectively identifies “sight words” and is able to sound out letters to words when she doesn’t know to form the word. Her language also continues to progress. She uses strong words and phrases in great context to explain her thoughts and feelings. We still continue to use the booklets and letter cards which were sent home with us in 2016 and she takes pride in being able to read by herself.  The Strong Start program elevated our daughter’s start into Kindergarten. She takes a lot of pride in her abilities and so do we.”