FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Strong Start Introduces New Online Parent Resources
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – March 16, 2021 – Strong Start Charitable Organization is excited to announce the release of new, online parent resources to support children’s early literacy development at home.
COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on young learners. The absence from the classroom and varying experiences in at-home learning have compounded the learning disparity in Ontario. “We worry about the mental health and social-emotional development of all children during the COVID-19 pandemic,” noted Strong Start Director of Program, Colette Moffat. “Equally concerning is the knowledge that studies are showing that those young children who struggled with literacy prior to shutdowns and isolation, fall further behind due to interrupted support of their learning.” The parent resources can help children acquire the essential life skill of reading, while providing parents/caregivers an opportunity to support children in the home.
To access Strong Start’s parent resources visit www.strongstart.ca.
About Strong Start
Strong Start® is a registered Canadian charity (82594 8060 RR0001) that helps children learn to read. Its programs involve working with children directly in addition to providing resources for families to support the development of strong literacy skills. Strong Start works through partnerships with schools, community centres, educators, and thousands of volunteers to create lifelong readers. For twenty years, Strong Start has been helping children and families across Ontario with the flagship program, Letters, Sounds and Words™. Visit www.strongstart.ca for more information.
Laura Scott, Director, Development and Communications
519-743-9578 ext. 111