FAMILIES

Early Childhood

Children’s experiences and interactions in the early years are critical to their brain development and overall learning. Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. Come join in.

Read with Me Online

Started on October 22, 2020, Read with Me Online is an activity for little ones to promote literacy at an early age. Every Thursday at 10 a.m., on Facebook, the Project Coordinator read a book from the MEPEC’s Community Library.

Mother Goose Program

In partnership with the South Shore Reading Council, MEPEC is offering a free pre-literacy music program call the Mother Goose in Boucherville. This program is structured to provide parent-child interaction, language acquisition and socialization. The program is designed for parents and their children aged 0 to 3. 

Professionally-trained animators model oral traditions of interactive rhymes, songs, structured play, story and dance. All the activities are focused on maximizing parent-child interaction.

There are three 10-week sessions annually. Registration is taken by e-mail two (2) weeks before each session begins. For more information contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].

Early Childhood Week

”Québec’s wee ones are not just the future of our society, they’re also its present” @Early Childhood Week. That is why MEPEC is very happy to participate every year in this special week and making early childhood a priority.

Here are some our of initiatives to the week of 2020: 

Useful Resources

Dad Central is a national organization that provides dads with resources, tools and guidance to engage them in the process of building healthy children. Visit their website to learn more about their free online workshops.

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is the resource for translating advances in exercise science research into the promotion of fitness, performance, and health outcomes for Canadians. Discover the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years) and for Children and Youth (5-17 years).

Naître et grandir‘s mission is to support Quebec parents on a daily basis in their role with their child, from conception to 8 years of age. Their objective is to raise awareness among parents and Quebec society as a whole of the importance of fostering children’s development, from an early age, in order to create conditions and environments conducive to their educational success.

Would you like to know more? We are always here to help.