Ready, Set, Learn

Each year families and their three- to five-year-olds are invited to their neighbourhood school to attend a fun-filled Ready, Set, Learn event, where they can meet school staff and a variety of community service providers. Ready, Set, Learn is about providing information about how to support a young child’s early learning and development. This is an invitation for all three- to five year-olds to come and play!

The Ministry of Education supports Ready, Set, Learn throughout the province, in collaboration with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and the Ministry of Health.

All parents/guardians and their three to five year-old children are invited to attend New Westminster School District’s Ready, Set, Learn events, to take part in play based activities while learning about our programs and services and connecting with community partners.  Come out for our fun-filled event and meet our district staff, teachers and administrators who will help you prepare for Kindergarten.

2023 Ready, Set Learn events

We’re proud to be offering three events this year, to help support young learners in the years leading up to kindergarten.

Event 1: Nurturing our Children’s Social and Emotional Competencies

Date: May 18
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: virtual

About the event: This session explores ways to nurture children’s social and emotional competencies. Fostering social and emotional skills at a young age plays a key role in future learning and relationships. Join Social and Emotional Learning Specialist Miriam Miller (who is also a parent, teacher-educator, researcher adn storyteller) as she shares simple, practical ways for parents and caregivers to build and encourage the development of these skills and behaviours at home.
Register for this event here: Registration form for Ready, Set, Learn: Nurturing Children’s Social and Emotional Competencies


Event 2: Exploring Playful Numeracy

Date: May 25, 2023
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: virtual

About the event: Featuring Lauren MacLean, author of the best-selling children’s book “Me and My Sit Spot,” together we’ll explore deep learning that occurs during child’s playtime. We’ll look at how their growth in the early years connects to primary years as part of their learning continuum. In particular, we’ll explore ways to discover shapes, numbers and measurements, with particular focus on mathematical explorations in outdoor spaces.
Register for this event here: Registration form for Ready, Set, Learn: Exploring Playful Numeracy


Event 3: Let’s Play Outdoors!

Date: May 27, 2023
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 am
Location: Queen’s Park

About the event: Our bodies work best when we play outside; our minds and hearts grow when we are in nature, noticing flowers, going for walks or simply being
in the sunshine with friends.

Our passionate educator Olga K will be leading this play session outdoors with invitations to reading books, weaving, painting and mark making, treasure hunts, music and movement and other nature inspired play provocations.
Register for this event here: Registration form for Ready, Set, Learn: Let’s Play Outdoors!

Find out more about Early Learning and access helpful information on this BC Ministry of Education site.