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Resources for Parents and Educators


A highly interactive, early literacy web-based tool, ABRACADABRA supports beginning readers through 33 engaging activities linked to 20 stories of different kinds.  To access this highly effective, fun, and engaging early literacy tool, please visit the Learning Toolkit website. They are freely available to teachers and parents supportorting learning at home.

Partners in Promoting Learning: At Home Literacy Series

The At Home Early Literacy series of videos was designed for parents, teachers or anyone interested in supporting children as they build early reading skills. Made up of five modules, this series gives an overview of current research and best practices in a practical, how-to format that can be used in a variety of contexts.


          Module Title

Module 1

       Shared Reading

Module 2

       Alphabet Knowledge

Module 3

       Phonological Awareness

Module 4


Module 5

       Children & Technology Use

Strong Start

Strong Start® features programs Baby Connections and Get Ready for School. Please contact the respective program coordinators for more details.

Mission on the Moon

Mission on the Moon is designed for Canadian students in grades 6-9 especially for those interested in space and robotics! It's a space and STEM program by InkSmith and the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, with financial support from the Canadian Space Agency. It's a fun way to learn coding and other STEM skills.

OK2BME Initiative

OK2BME is a set of supportive services for 2SLGBTQIA+ children, teens, adults and their families in Waterloo Region. The OK2BME program consists of three unique areas including confidential counselling services (in person or online), OK2BME Youth Groups for individuals 12-18, as well as public education, consulting and training around 2SLGBTQIA+ issues.


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