Golden Community Literacy Coordinator
#107 421 9th Ave North, Golden
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 am - 12 noon
Mondays - Thursdays 12:30 - 4:30 pm
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Want to learn more about our FREE programs? See the program descriptions below.
Children and Family Literacy Programs
Baby Sign is a program for parents and children birth to 5 years that encourages early language development and communication through basic sign language instruction.
Books for Babies provides new parents with a bag containing a children’s book, information about the importance of reading to children from a very young age, and community information regarding programs and services for parents and children.
Family Dinner Play and Learn is a program for families with children from birth to five years old. The goal is to provide parents with time to learn and share ideas to help support their children’s learning and for families to have fun together. This program includes dinner and childminding.
Guys Read is a program that shows boys in Grades 4 - 6 that reading can be fun, so they become self-motivated, lifelong readers.
Les Petits Bilingues is a French early learning program for children two to five years old and their parents or caregivers. A facilitator leads a circle time with songs, stories, and rhymes. The facilitator models ways in which the parent can engage the child in conversations and activities around literacy. Materials are available for learning through play experiences
One To One Children’s Reading Program is a program for students in Grades 1 - 6. Its aim is to provide 30 minutes of tutoring three to four times a week for students who are reading below grade level. The emphasis of the program is on building the child’s self-confidence, developing problem solving skills and providing one-on-one reading practice with a trained volunteer tutor.
Parents as Literacy Supporters is a family literacy program for parents and their children who attend kindergarten. The goal of this program is to connect the learning that happens in the classroom to learning at home and help parents support their children’s early literacy development.
Rhyme Time is a program for parents and children birth to five years old that encourages early language development through rhymes, songs, finger-plays and stories.
Rhythm Tots is a program for parents and children birth to 5 years that encourages early language development through an understanding of rhythm, tone and movement.
Adult Literacy Programs
Confidence in Careers for Women is an workshop series designed to give women a better understanding of themselves, their skills, their goals and their community as they relate to finding work.
Cyber Seniors is an eight-week program designed to give seniors confidence with basic computer skills. This program will help seniors connect with their families and communities through Skype, Facebook, email and more.
English Conversation Classes offer participants the opportunity to practice language skills. A skilled facilitator is able to answer many language questions, often discussing themes such as travelling, banking, workplace language use, etc.
Friday Reading Program helps adults improve basic reading skills. The program also incorporates journal writing.
Job Skills Workshops are held monthly throughout the year. The first day focuses on cover letters, resumes and interview skills. The second day focuses on job search and networking.
Newcomer Information Sessions help people who are new to the community connect with others and learn about topics such as preparing for an emergency or Canadian taxes.
One on One Tutoring is a program to help adults with basic reading, writing, math, computer and workplace skills with the support of a trained tutor.
Telling Our Life Stories is an eight week program that introduces fun and interesting techniques for organizing and creating a memoir. The aim is to improve writing skills and motivate participants to begin crafting their life story.
The Sunshine Group helps adult learners with special needs improve reading, writing, math and life skills. This program is offered in partnership with Community Living.