nurturing the best possible start

May 2018

Language Acquisition Begins Long Before the First Word

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 07:52 -- elizabeth

Dr. Janet Werker, world-renowned for her work in language acquisition, held KIDCARECANADA members spellbound with her talk, “Language Acquisition Begins Long Before the First Word” at our May 27 Annual General Meeting. “Spoken language makes us human. It allows the level of complexity of ideas we can share.” From there, Dr. Werker explained what everyone can do to ensure optimal language acquisition and the benefits to each child of doing this. “Language acquisition begins really, really early!” stressed Dr. Werker.

Victoria Community Leadership Awards

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:15 -- elizabeth

On May 3, at Government House in Victoria BC, the Lieutenant Governor of BC, Her Honour Janet Austin, along with the President of Leadership Victoria Society, Sarah Hood, the Executive Director of Community and Government Relations, University of Victoria, Alison Noble, and CEO of the Victoria Foundation, Sandra Richardson, will recognize 22 people who have made a positive impact in our community through their leadership.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
We thank the Victoria Foundation for their support
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