Ready Set Learn

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: 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.




Registration for RSL events

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.

Register here:

School District No. 42 RSL events

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

Maple Ridge Central Event: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
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 12, 2019, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
The ACT Theatre 

Maple Ridge West Neighbourhood Event: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Hammond Elementary School 
M.R. West Neighbourhood Schools: Fairview, Hammond, Laity View, Maple Ridge Elementary 
Maple Ridge East Neighbourhood Event: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Garibaldi Secondary School
M.R. East Neighbourhood Schools: Alexander Robinson, Blue Mountain, Webster’s Corners, Whonnock, Yennadon

Pitt Meadows Neighbourhood Event: Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
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) in 2018/19. 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.

Nov 14, Jan 16, Feb 20, Apr 24 (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)      

Oct 18, Jan 24, Feb 20, Apr 24 (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)      

Davie Jones
Nov 22 (5:30-6:30 pm), Jan 23 (2:45-3:45 pm), Feb 28 (5:30-6:30 pm), Apr 17 (2:45 3:35 pm)      

Eric Langton
Nov 21, Feb 20, Apr 17, May 8 (4:00 pm – 5:30 pm)       

Kanaka Creek  
Nov 16, Feb 22, May 24 (3:15 pm – 4:15 pm)       

Laity View

Pitt Meadows
Nov 6, Jan 22, Apr 9, May 14 (2:45 pm – 3:45 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.