Toronto District School Board

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres

All centres are closed for the summer. We reopen on Wednesday September 6th. No pre-registration is necessary.
If you need more information please call 416 394 2104 or

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres are free, school-based programs for parents and caregivers with children from birth to age six. These fun, play-based programs are designed to support your child’s early learning and development and are aligned with the Kindergarten program. They offer a safe, nurturing and stimulating program where children can play and parents can connect.

There are 78 centres located in elementary schools across Toronto. These centres provide opportunities for:

  • Development of social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language skills
  • Building positive connections with your local school
  • Participation in a family literacy program that helps children develop and build essential literacy and numeracy skills
  • Discussing parenting concerns
  • Borrowing books from multi-lingual libraries

Children with special needs are welcome at all Parenting and Family Literacy Centres.
Parents and caregivers are supported and connected with appropriate interventions services and community agencies when possible.

To learn more, read our Frequently Asked Questions (English PDF).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?
Parents/caregivers and their children (from birth to age six) are welcome to attend.

Is there a cost?
No. There is no cost to participate in the programs.

Do centres offer any other services?
Yes. Centres can provide information about a variety of community services and resources, including health care, housing, legal services, child care and special needs referrals.

Can I leave my child there?
No. A parent/caregiver must be present with the child at all times.

Do I have to pre-register?
No. Please drop by for a visit and stay as long as you like.

How can I find a centre?
There are 78 Parenting and Family Literacy Centres in schools across the TDSB. To find a centre near you, please call 416.394.2104 or use the search engine located above. 

What are the hours?
Centres are open during the school day but hours differ depending on the location. For specific operating hours, please contact your local centre.

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