The Cowichan Valley School District’s Community Early Literacy Coordinator is Brenda Reed. She bridges the connection between home and school to support parents as they prepare their children for kindergarten. She oversees the following community literacy programs which are available free of charge for pre-schoolers and their parents. Attendance by parents is mandatory.

Contact Brenda Reed at 250-748-0321 local 225


More Early Learning:

Parent-Child Mother Goose

Ready, Set, Learn

Family Literacy Day

Books for BC Babies

Books ‘n’ Bubbles schedule 2013-14

Early Success

Fun Family Literacy Nights

Full Day Kindergarten

Ministry Links

P.A.L.S (Parents As Literacy Support)

Play and Learn

Story Time Programs

StrongStart Programs

New Children’s Play & Discovery Center
Coming Soon

School District 79 and Community Partners are working together to create a new fun filled place for early learning. It’s a place where everyone is welcome and everything is free. Located in portables next to VIU, the inside will be a magical miniature town with doll-sized buildings.

Play areas will include:
~a Restaurant
~ a Fire House/Rescue Station
~ a Boat & Dock
~ a Coast Salish Storytelling Village
~ a  Treehouse & Cave.

See more photos here: Children’s Play & Discovery Centre

The Center will be open 3~5 days a week with an early childhood educator to facilitate learning. Community groups may wish to use the Center at other times to provide learning opportunities or to book a play opportunity for children in their group. We plan to open the Center in February, 2014.

We are looking for more community partners…individuals, organizations, agencies &/or clubs…to help us create this special Center for children and families. If you can help, please contact Sheryl Koers at 250 748 0321 Local 226

Candace Spilsbury
Parkside Academy Society
Community Partner