Extra literacy programs help fill learning lag left by COVID-19 CBC News, May 4, 2022 Strong Start and Levelled Literacy are a boost to kids still new to in-person learning Learning to read can pose … Continued
Media coverage of Strong Start
Three-year funding boost will expand Strong Start’s early literacy program to help more children whose learning was disrupted by pandemic restrictions By Johanna Weidner Record Reporter Tue., Feb. 15, 2022 WATERLOO — A Waterloo-based charity … Continued
This story was originally published in The Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation’s Annual Report Learning to read is one of the essential building blocks of life. Strong Start’s programs aim to help children reach their potential … Continued
Originally published in Quarterly Exchange, May 2019 Issue – Intelligent Philanthropy Children’s literacy program ready to scale up by Paul Knowles We’ve all heard the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” … Continued
Originally published in Hometown St. Thomas Article by Staci Rae Reading is an essential learning tool, one of the fundamental building blocks of a successful school career. Unfortunately, reading doesn’t always come easily to some children, and they … Continued
Originally published in the St. Thomas Times Journal Article and photo by Louis Pin Joey Robinson sat in the library at Forest Park Public School in St. Thomas, matching sounds to letters in a game … Continued
It was supposed to be a simple photo-op. But outgoing Retired Teachers of Ontario District 12 Norfolk president Margaret Payne couldn’t restrain herself. “The program works,” the retired principal interjected in the final set-up for the cheque presentation. “It’s truly wonderful.” The cheque in question represented a $4,000 contribution from the organization’s Project Service to Others Committee to the Norfolk County component of the Strong Start to Reading program.
Originally published in the Woolwich Observer by Liz Bevan. This year’s iteration of the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival reached its denouement last week with the distribution of proceeds to a variety of community groups. Some $50,000 was divvied up as recipients and volunteers gathered June 9 in Elmira.
Rogers TV #BrantLife program highlights Strong Start’s Letters, Sounds and WordsTM program in Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk. This segment was filmed at Centennial Grand-Woodlands P.S. in Brantford.
Former MP Peter Braid highlights the contributions of Strong Start® to early childhood literacy in Kitchener-Waterloo