Futures and Babies’ Best Start are once again offering their School’s Cool program starting Monday.
The program is for children who are four or five, and are scheduled to start school in September.
Penny Brenton, from Futures and Babies’ Best Start, spoke to Arctic Radio News and said “With School’s Cool, they deal with a multitude of issues and learning skills. They would do reasoning, self-help, language, social skills...things like that to help a child be better prepared to be integrated into the school system as well as into a kindergarten classroom.”
She added that the program supports the active participation of children. Brenton went on to say that it helps promote self-sufficiency and independent decision making, which is balanced with accepting others and respect for the group.
Brenton added that free program is curriculum based, and intended to make sure that children within the community are as equipped as they can be to enter kindergarten.
She said that (the organizers) understand that each child learns differently, so they adapt their daily activities to meet their needs.
If you’d like more information, or would like to register, you can call 204-677-7820 or 204-677-7822.