A special invitation for families with preschoolers

Ready Set Learn is a free early learning program that welcomes preschoolers (3 and 4 year olds) and their families to School District No. 42 and helps them get ready for success in school.


Children will have opportunities to try play-based early learning activities as well as crafts, songs and story time. The sessions, held at a number of schools across the district, are designed to provide families with guidance and good information about how to support their children’s early learning and help them build a positive attitude towards school.   A parent handbook, available at: many helpful tips to support child development in these important early years.  

Each child who attends receives a free gift bag that includes a storybook and early-learning materials such as magnetic letters, scissors, glue and construction paper to continue to build skills at home.

Registration is required for ALL Ready Set Learn events on a first-come, first-served basis. Families are welcome to register for multiple events.    Click here to register.

School District No. 42 Events:  Open to all preschoolers in ALL Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows neighbourhoods.


Pitt Meadows Neighbourhood Event:

Highland Park Elementary School:  Tuesday, February 2, 2016  5:30-7:00 pm
P.M. Neighbourhood Schools: Davie Jones, Edith McDermott, Highland Park, Pitt Meadows Elementary

Maple Ridge Central Event:

Harry Hooge Elementary School:  Wednesday, February 24, 2016  5:30-7:00 pm
M.R. Central Neighbourhood Schools: Albion, Alouette, Eric Langton, Glenwood, Golden Ears, Harry Hooge, Kanaka Creek

Ready Set Learn: Partnership for Preschoolers Event:  

The ACT TheatreWednesday, March 2, 2016  5:00-6:30 pm

Maple Ridge West Neighbourhood Event:

Hammond Elementary School:  Wednesday, April 6, 2016  5:30-7:00 pm
M.R. West Neighbourhood Schools: Fairview, Hammond, Laity View, Maple Ridge Elementary 


Maple Ridge East Neighbourhood Event:

Blue Mountain Elementary School: Tuesday, May 3, 2016  5:30-7:00 pm
M.R. East Neighbourhood Schools: Alexander Robinson, Blue Mountain, Webster's Corners, Whonnock, Yennadon

PLEASE NOTE: the following schools offer additional RSL events, called PALS in 2016. Please contact the schools directly for additional information or to register,



604.463.4848       Jan 28, Mar 31, May 12

Alexander Robinson 

604.463.3035      Jan 25, Feb 29, Apr 25


604.463.8730       Feb 16, Apr 14, May 12 

Davie Jones

604.465.9908      Jan 20, Feb 25, Apr 12, May 12


604.463.6512      Jan 27, Feb 23, Apr 27

Kanaka Creek  

604.467.9050      Jan 15, Feb 26, May 13

Laity View

604.463.7108      Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 9, Apr 20

Pitt Meadows

604.465.5828      Feb 12, Apr 22 


Ready Set Learn is a school readiness initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and the Ministry of Health Services