The Learning Partnership announced the winners of the Welcome to Kindergarten Awards for Partnership Excellence last week, and a Comox Valley partnership was among the eight winners.
The Comox Valley Inter-generational Project involved kindergarten students from Valley View Elementary and residents from Berwick Retirement Community celebrating lifelong learning together.
These awards honour the contributions of individuals, agencies or school teams who have demonstrated excellence in collaborating with schools and communities, supporting parents and children in the transition to kindergarten, and advocating for The Learning Partnership’s Welcome to Kindergarten program – a national initiative designed to help prepare preschoolers for a positive start to their school journey.
The Comox Valley Inter-generational Project was the only Award for Partnership Excellence winner from B.C.
“Early education is extremely important because it lays the foundation for future academic and social success,” said Akela Peoples, president and CEO of The Learning Partnership. “The Learning Partnership recognizes those individuals and agencies that play such significant roles in getting our young children excited about, and well prepared for, school.”