Understanding that print conveys meaning, whether to “request a cookie” or “write a college paper,” is a step towards future autonomy. Pont dʼApprentisage Tutoring center (Bridge Reading) is a place where all children are welcome to take the meaning of print to its furthest point within their own capabilities.
The center was established in 1985 to offer a specialized pre-reading program for young children with developmental delays. Over time, it has grown to include specialized programs developed in reading, writing and math in English and French for all children with different learning styles from preschool through adulthood. Parent training is available as an extension of the work the students do at the center or to homeschooling parents who would like guidance.