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Shared BeginningsShared Beginnings is a FREE preventative program aimed at-risk families and children ages 0 - 6. The goal is to develop the literacy skills of single, immigrant and newcomer parents as well as enhance daily language and literacy interactions with their children. Shared Beginnings will help parents learn by doing. Parents will develop more positive attitudes about reading and books and strengthen their skills for assisting their children's reading development and learning.

The Ontario government's study entitled Early Years, highlights current research into brain development. Brain research has revealed that it is the environment that shapes and "wires" the human brain, with much of the development occurring between birth and 6 years of age. If the brain is not stimulated, it is like a limb that is not exercised.

Shared Beginnings is offered twice per week:

  • Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 am at Beacock Branch Library (1280 Huron Street) and
  • Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 am at Carling-Thames Family Centre (335 Belfield Street)

Funded by:  The United Way of London and Middlesex, The City of London and various fundraising activities. 

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