For over 50 years, CFS Western’s Preschool Enrichment Program (PEP) has been offering a variety of opportunities and experiences vital to a child’s healthy growth and development. Preschooler get a unique early learning experience that involves their parents in the learning process.
The PEP offers children love, consistency, nurturing and specialized stimulation at a preschool level using individual and group activities. It also gives parents support, education and resources to help them help their children learn.
Parental involvement in the PEP is an important part of the program. Research shows that parents play a very important role as their child’s first and lifelong ‘teacher’ and that those who participate in their child’s early learning process tend to stay involved in their child’s future learning.
PEP staff encourage parents to participate on committees and volunteer in the program, on field trips and with special celebrations. Parents are also offered parenting and support programs to help them enhance their parenting skills.
Healthy Child Manitoba supports the positive effectiveness of preschool programs. Their research shows that the first five years of children’s lives are very important in preparing them for future success in public school and in life.