Parenting and Family Literacy Centres

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres help prepare children for starting school and encourage families to be a part of their children's early learning by:

  • Helping children build essential literacy and numeracy skills through stories, music, reading and playing
  • Offering a book-lending library in different languages so parents can read to their children in their first language
  • Familiarizing children and families with school routines
  • Giving children and families the chance to spend time with other families
  • Linking families with appropriate community resources for special needs, health and other related services.

Centre staff work closely with kindergarten teachers to ensure a positive and welcoming learning environment so that children can later make a smooth transition to school. The centres are free to attend and no pre-registration is required.

There are currently 172 Parenting and Family Literacy Centres open across the province.

Find out if there is a centre near you.

PFLCs are one example of parent support and early learning programs across the province, including Ontario Early Years Centres, Family Resource Programs, and community drop-in programs. While programs vary in their approach, they all provide great supports and resources for parents and young children.