What is Early Learning?
Learning is defined as "the emerging and expanding of young children’s
physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and creative capabilities
from birth to school entry.
It is a natural, holistic and
exploratory process that young children engage in from birth and that
lays the foundation for later learning, whether formal or informal.
Early learning is part of and related to early childhood development"
(British Columbia Early Learning Framework 2008, BC Ministry of Education)
What is Early Learning at the North Vancouver School District?
Early Learning Foundations (ELF)
The North Vancouver School District’s
Early Learning Foundations (ELF) Program is a well-established
partnership between the school district and local early learning
(preschool and childcare) providers. Click here to learn more.
Ready, Set, Learn
North Vancouver School District welcomes 3-5 year-olds who have not yet
started kindergarten to come and join us with their parents, guardians,
childcare providers, or early childhood educators to Ready, Set, Learn –
a free early learning event funded by the BC Ministry of Education. Click here to learn more.
is a preschool program designed for parents, guardians, or caregivers
to participate with your young child (aged birth to five) in one-on-one,
play-based early learning activities - including stories, music and
art. Click here to learn more.
For more information about Early Learning and Early Literacy at the North Vancouver School District, please contact: