I recently began looking for people around Niagara who contribute positively to the community. My interest in the subject was sparked while writing 8 Reasons Why The Niagara Region Is Making The World A Better Place.
Candice Wood contacted me and I am thrilled to be able to spread the word about The Literacy Centre.
Candice has been working with children in a variety of settings for over 20 years, teaching children to read and write. The centre is small, Candice is able to keep it personable with the families she is supporting.
“Many of the children that I see are frustrated with learning and feel defeated so our job is to empower them to believe they are “able” readers and writers!”
“The community has received the centre with open arms and many have stated that they are so thankful that we have some resources such as this available to our children and youth. Our community schools have embraced the centre as well, working in unison to support the needs of our shared students. I feel so lucky to be able to work with the wonderful families and professionals in our community.”
“I am excited to be beginning a new initiative which involves the assessment and teaching of early literacy skills to preschool age children. Over the years of working with children I have learned how crucial it is to reach struggling students early so that they don’t have to go down that emotional path of negative learning. I have made it a personal goal to reach out to families to educate them on the importance of early literacy development and I am holding free information evenings at the centre as a resource to parents.”
” I live in Beamsville and love the area and people and thought, why am I not helping the children in our own community?”
What does Candice love about the Niagara Region?
“Apart from Niagara’s apparent beauty, there are so many things I love about this region. I think what lies closest to my heart though is how the people function as a community. There are so many residents living here that truly care about their neighbours and they support one another in a way that I have not seen before. I am thankful to be raising my own daughter here and feel grateful that I can have a small part in touching the lives of our young ones as they grow into respectful, prosperous young adults.”