Taber and District Community Adult Learning Association has been involved in providing English as a Second Language (ESL) programming for the past 40 years in Taber and surrounding area. In the past 10 years we have been instrumental in delivering many ESL programs to the Low German Mennonite population as they have migrated in great numbers to Southern Alberta.
In partnership with the Family Centre we offer a 16 week program called Families Learning Together which focuses on parents attending ESL training and their preschool children (2-6 years of age) attending with them. While parents receive training the children participate in a child care which offers theme based learning centres, circle time, quiet time, story time and snack time. The emphasis is on preschool readiness skills, English language development, social skills and cultural adjustment to Canada.
In addition to training for parents and the childcare program, all families participate in a family literacy program called “Read and Rhyme”. The program provides parents and their children an enjoyable bonding experience that promotes singing and reading at home.
Provincial Building, 5011 – 49 Avenue, Taber, AB T1G 1V9