The Noisy Kids Reading Club

The Noisy Kids Reading Club is an after school literacy program offered in a number of schools in Saanich, Greater Victoria, and Sooke. Noisy Kids is for children in grades 2-5 who could benefit from extra literacy support. Trained teachers and enthusiastic volunteers work with children in one on one and small group settings. Members of Noisy Kids enjoy nutritious snacks at each session.

In a creative, active learning environment, Noisy Kids blends remedial work using familiar reading, new reading and word study, with Readers’ Theatre and educational games. Key features of this program are the hosted family events and the opportunity for family members to share special books and games with children.

Noisy Kids currently operates in 7 schools in School Districts 61, 62 and 63. If you have a child that you think would benefit from this program, please check with your principal to see if the Victoria Literacy Connection offers this program in your school.

The Noisy Kids Reading Club is a subsidized program relying on public grants and private donations.

If you are interested in teaching or volunteering to help with the Noisy Kids Program, please contact our office.


The Mustard Seed Street Church Literacy Support Collaboration

For years, We have been working with the Mustard Seed Street Church to help their adult members improve their literacy abilities. Now, we have initiated a collaboration with their child and youth members, through the encouragement of parents desiring support for their children's advancement in school. We assess the children's individual needs and pair them up with qualified and criminal background checked volunteers to support the children with their school work and general literacy issues.

This program is subsidized and relies on public grants and private donations.

If you use the services of the Mustard Seed Street Church and wish to learn more about this program, please contact Diane Pearson at tel: 250-220-6992 or email: diane@mustardseed.ca, or contact our office directly.

If you are interested in volunteering to tutor a child or youth (grades 2-12), please contact our office.


Remedial Program for Children & Youth

Using recognized and proven assessments, Victoria Literacy Connection’s qualified BC Certified teachers identify gaps in students’ learning, and develop individualized programs tailored to address these gaps in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. In addition teachers work with students to develop appropriate study skills.

The VLC Remedial Program employs certified teachers who use a wide range of educational resources and strategies to develop academic skills and build confidence.

Students can choose individual tutoring or small classes.  These sessions are offered at the Victoria Literacy Connection’s comfortable offices in downtown Victoria.

Schedules:
One-hour classes, Monday through Friday starting at 3:30 and ending at 7:30

Costs:
$50/hour for individual tutoring.

Funds raised through Remedial Tutoring go to support our subsidized programming.


Language Arts and Mathematics Diagnostic Assessments

The Victoria Literacy Connection provides diagnostic academic assessments on a fee-paying basis for children and youth in the Greater Victoria area. Assessments are administered by qualified Level B Assessors and identify gaps and deficiencies in learning in Language Arts or Mathematics. This permits the parents to understand at what level their child is and in which field the child needs more support.

Location:
306-620 View Street, Victoria – by arrangement

Schedules:
Please call the Victoria Literacy Connection office for monthly assessment times: 250-385-0014.

Cost:
$160/assessment for either Language Arts or Mathematics.

Funds gained through theses assessments  go towards our subsidized programming.