Programs for Children

Programs for Children

1-2-1 Reading

One-To-One Reading

One-To-One Reading

Our One-To-One Reading program operates in Salt Spring Island elementary schools. This valuable program began in Vancouver and has been expanded around the province.

One-To-One Reading provides children with an opportunity to practise their reading in an environment where it is okay to take risks, make mistakes, and learn at their own pace.

This year tutoring will take place by Zoom using an online children’s library. Training provided- it’s easier than you may think!

For more information, contact our One-To-One Reading Coordinator, Louise Shelly at:

lshelly@saltspringliteracy.org
250-537-9717

Find out more about the program across our province at BC One to One Literacy Program.

1,000 x 5

The aim of the program is to give the Island’s youngest members access to as many books as possible. It is based on the belief that if a child hears 1000 books by age 5, they are much better prepared to enjoy and succeed in learning.

Gift bundles consisting of 3 books each are sorted by appropriateness for age and subject, involving a great deal of expertise, time and effort by our wonderful Salt Spring volunteers, who are reading specialists and educators.

Where possible, books are purchased locally with generous discounts, and from Canadian publishers who support the program with discounts and donations. Some gently used book donations are also recycled through the program.

We also hope that as families outgrow the books they will donate them back to the program, using the red donation bins in the elementary schools and at Family Place. Funding has been provided through the Salt Spring Foundation, the Foundation of Youth, The Times Colonist and Salt Spring Literacy.

Beneficiaries of the program so far have been the Strong Start Program at Salt Spring Elementary School, families accessed through Family Place and the Transition House. It is the aim of SSL 1000×5 to expand the program, as possible, to all of the Strong Start Programs.

1,000 x 5

The aim of the program is to give the Island’s youngest members access to as many books as possible. It is based on the belief that if a child hears 1000 books by age 5, they are much better prepared to enjoy and succeed in learning. Gift bundles consisting of 3 books each are sorted by appropriateness for age and subject, involving a great deal of expertise, time and effort by our wonderful Salt Spring volunteers, who are reading specialists and educators. Where possible, books are purchased locally with generous discounts, and from Canadian publishers who support the program with discounts and donations. Some gently used book donations are also recycled through the program.

We also hope that as families outgrow the books they will donate them back to the program, using the red donation bins in the elementary schools and at Family Place. Funding has been provided through the Salt Spring Foundation, the Foundation of Youth, The Times Colonist and Salt Spring Literacy. Beneficiaries of the program so far have been the Strong Start Program at Salt Spring Elementary School, families accessed through Family Place and the Transition House. It is the aim of SSL 1000×5 to expand the program, as possible, to all of the Strong Start Programs.

For more information on our 1000×5 programs, please contact
our Board Secretary, Cathy McCluskey, or Board Member, Maureen Stuart at:

info@saltspringliteracy.org
250-537-9717