ELFF & Ready, Set, Learn
Central Okanagan Public Schools has combined the Ministry of Education program Ready, Set, Learn with our locally developed Early Learning for Families program (ELFF).
Ready, Set, Learn is a school readiness initiative for 3 year olds sponsored by the Ministry of Education. Schools are encouraged to provide participating families with information about school early learning programs or services and any additional items to influence school readiness.
ELFF is a district program for parents and children 3-5 years old (who are not already in Kindergarten). It is designed to help families with preschoolers make early connections with their neighborhood school. Research has shown that when parents are involved in their children's education, their children do better.
At a typical ELFF/Ready Set Learn event families will:
- Eat supper together
- Learn together while the children play
- Play together with our children
- Make and take special things home
- Give you a "goodie bag" for home