Programs

Ready Set Learn

Ready Set Learn is a free early learning program that welcomes preschoolers (3- and 4-year-old children) 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 storytime. 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 Ready Set Learn parent handbook gives many helpful tips to support child development in these important early years.  

Each child who attends will receive a storybook. Parents will receive a folder with helpful tips.

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Registration for RSL events

**Registration for all 2020 Ready, Set, Learn events is now closed.**

Registration is required for ALL Ready Set Learn events on a first-come, first-served basis. Families are welcome to register for multiple events. See our list of events below.

School District No. 42 RSL events

**Please note: All 2020 RSL events are now full.**

Open to all preschoolers in all Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows neighbourhoods.

Maple Ridge Central Neighbourhood Event: Wednesday, April 15, 2020    5:30 – 7:00 pm  ** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL **
Harry Hooge Elementary School
M.R. Central Neighbourhood Schools: Albion, Alouette, Eric Langton, Glenwood, Golden Ears, Harry Hooge, Kanaka Creek

Ready Set Learn: Partnership for Preschoolers Event: Tuesday, March 10, 2020     5:00 – 6:30 pm
The ACT Theatre ** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL **

Maple Ridge West Neighbourhood Event: Friday, April 17, 2020    5:30 – 7:00 pm ** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL **
Hammond Elementary School 
M.R. West Neighbourhood Schools: Fairview, Hammond, Laity View, Maple Ridge Elementary 
 
Maple Ridge East Neighbourhood Event: Tuesday, April 28, 2020     5:30 – 7:00 pm ** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL **
c̓əsqənelə Elementary School
M.R. East Neighbourhood Schools: Alexander Robinson, Blue Mountain, Webster’s Corners, Whonnock, Yennadon

Pitt Meadows Neighbourhood Event: Wednesday, February 26, 2020      5:30 – 7:00 pm ** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL **
Highland Park Elementary School
Pitt Meadows Neighbourhood Schools: Davie Jones, Edith McDermott, Highland Park, Pitt Meadows Elementary

 

The following schools offer additional RSL events, called PALS (Parents as Literacy Supporters). This is a FREE literacy program for parents/caregivers and their kindergarteners or children ages 3 and 4. Children receive a FREE book with each session. Please contact the schools directly for additional information or to register.

  • Alouette, 604.463.8730: Dec 4, Jan. 23, Feb. 26 (3:00 – 4:00 pm)
  • Davie Jones, 604.465.9908: Nov. 14 (3:00 – 4:15 pm), Jan. 23 (3:00 – 4:15 pm)
  • Kanaka Creek, 604.467.9050: Jan. 31, Mar. 6, May 22 (3:00 – 4:15 pm)
  • Pitt Meadows Elementary, 604.465.5828: Nov. 5, Feb. 4, Apr. 7 (2:40 – 3:45 pm)
  • Katzie Early Years Centre, APALS, Torrie@katzie.ca: Jan. 28, Mar. 3, May 12 (5:00 – 6:30 pm)

-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.

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.