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We are about to lose yet another resource from our neighbourhood

55 Signatures Goal: 1,000

…unless we let the right people know that we are not willing to let this happen.

Changing demographics has resulted in Regal School running out of space to accommodate the growing student population. And now with the implementation of the all-day kindergarten it is bursting at the seems... A casualty of that is the loss of ‘The Parenting and Family Literacy Centre’, a kindergarten readiness program, which has been an integral part of the Regal Road School Community for 36 years!

It is 'kindergarten readiness', but more than that, as well as an introduction to rules and routines, it is an immersion into diversity and community, and the children's first experience with a 'teacher'; Preparing our children in a way we cannot recreate at home.

We need to speak up and tell the PFLC Senior Managers that we want to retain this valuable resource in our neighbourhood for future generations. There are schools in our local area with vacant space. We want them to look at the options within our area rather than boxing up our centre and moving it to Scarborough. Please add your 'voice' to let them know (even if we aren't in a position to make use of it personally.) that our community wants to retain this resource.

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  • Linda Genova
    Linda Genova Canada, Toronto
    Jul 01, 2014
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    Jul 01, 2014
    My previous comment was inadvertently cut short. Parenting centres should not be tied to a school's scores. Since they can't be in every school, they should be seen as a community resource, in the broadest sense. Twenty-eight years ago, I walked from outside of the school area to attend the Regal Road parenting centre. One of the first mothers I got to know was a recent arrival from South America.

    Parenting centres are important to child development ; but they are also important in reducing the social isolation of care-givers and in promoting social cohesion in diverse communities.
  • Linda Genova
    Linda Genova Canada, Toronto
    Jul 01, 2014
    Jul 01, 2014
    Parenting centres should not be about a school's "scores".
  • Catherine Araujo
    Catherine Araujo Canada, Toronto
    Jul 01, 2014
    Jul 01, 2014
    My whole family has benefited from the parenting centre these past 10 years, our community and Regal Road Public School, as well as Rawlinson have benefited from this great resource these past 36 years! Taking this away from our community is wrong, penalizing us because the system is working, is wrong! Today we are told we would not qualify for a parenting centre because our 'scores' are high... yes, our scores are improved (and on the higher side) because we have benefited from having such a resource in our neighbourhood for 36 years! If our scores were still low, then something wasn't being done properly... All three of my children have been properly prepared for starting school. This benefits them, their teacher(s), their whole class, and the Principal. Thank goodness, this year, as we struggle to adjust to the large class size of the 'all day kindergarten', a portion of the 30, three and four year old's had the parenting centre to prepare them. What on earth will happen next year if they insist on depriving us of a resource we have come to rely on?
  • deepika fernandez
    deepika fernandez Canada, Toronto
    Jul 01, 2014
    Jul 01, 2014
    with all the young families moving into the area, the parenting centre is needed now more than ever. please keep the PFLC in our neighbourhood!
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