Community Connections & Settlement Services

Immigrant Parents as Literacy Supporters

IPALS is a literacy program for newcomer families with children from 3 to 5 years old. Parents and caregivers learn strategies to encourage their children to develop language and literacy skills through fun and interactive ways. Through 8 sessions, parents, caregivers, and children engage in different activities.

IPALS Sessions

  • ABC’s & Learning
  • Print in our Community
  • Story Reading
  • Linking Literacy & Play
  • Learn to Read
  • Learn to Write
  • Early Math
  • Riddles, Raps & Rhymes/Tiny Techies

 Due to funding requirements, Permanent Residents and Granted Refugees will have priority registration.


Meet the Youth Team

“My daughter has become more interested in reading stories in both English and Spanish. Now, we go to the library every week, and we have a great time together reading different books. We are strengthening our connection as a family, and we are creating bonds with the community.” – Leidy

“My son developed his creativity through the stories because it was not only about reading but creating possible contexts. I appreciate the extra activities proposed in the Leap Cards that we can try out at home with our kids.” – Citlali