PALS in Immigrant Communities

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The PALS in Immigrant Communities program helped more than 280  immigrant families support their preschool- and kindergarten-aged children's early literacy development, through interactions in English and their first language.

A three-year pilot of PALS in Immigrant Communities ran from 2007-2010, focusing on learning through activities in English and the families' first language. The program was offered at six schools in five BC communities: Abbotsford (Punjabi), Burnaby (Mandarin), Langley (Vietnamese and Karen), North Vancouver (Farsi) and Surrey (multiple languages).

PALS in Immigrant Communities was supported by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.