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Learning Together: Read & Write with Your Child

Learning Together assists parents to improve their own reading and writing skills while learning how to help their preschool children become successful learners. The program has three components - sessions with the parents, sessions with the children and sessions with the parents and children together.

A research component to this program was conducted by the University of Alberta.

Learning Together: Read and Write with Your Child was funded by:

Alberta Advanced Education, Community Programs
National Literacy Secretariat

The Program:

  • Parents learn about how their children become readers and writers
  • Parents learn ways to help their children in the early stages of reading and writing
  • Parents improve their own reading and writing skills at the same time
  • Children receive an enriched early childhood program that will help them acquire the necessary skills for being successful readers and writers
  • Parents practice with their children what they have learned about supporting their children's language and literacy development

The Benefits:

  • Assists parents in their ability to help support their children’s learning development
  • Increases parents' literacy levels
  • Increases children’s language and early literacy skills

Program Location

This program was offered at a number of school locations over its 5 years:

  • John A. McDougall Elementary School
  • Wetaskiwin Elementary School
  • Millet Elementary School
  • North Edmonton Elementary School
  • Tipaskan Elementary School
  • Mother Teresa Elementary School

For more information on this program, please call 780-421-7323 or e-mail

11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324