Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society

Critter Connections Literacy Program


Description
Offers an opportunity for children and youth to build their fundamental literacy skills by reading to a non-judgmental animal partner.

Service provides:

  • the opportunity for children and youth to form a connection with a compassionate and non-judgmental animal while they develop and strengthen their fundamental literacy skills
  • the opportunity to build children and youth's reading skills by reading to their chosen animal partner whether it be a pony, horse, duck, goat, or bunny

Includes:

  • guidance from caring and compassionate volunteer mentors to help build their confidence in reading
  • playing literacy developing games with a trusted animal partner; these games focus on letters, sounds, sight words, writing, combination sounds, and more
  • the oppportunity for children and youth to write a story about their animal partner throughout their session which they will take home at the end of the program
Key Provider: certified riding instructors, trained volunteers
Eligibility
No
Application Process
Service Access: Registration RequiredReferral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Limited spaces, first come first served. Early registration is encouraged.

Telephone
780-538-3211
Fax
780-538-3683
Web Site
http://www.pards.ca
Email
info@pards.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: Yes,

$150.00 for a 10 week session, which includes 1 lesson per week.

Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: Yes,

Therapeutic Rider Membership: $20.00 per calendar year or $10.00 per single session

Public Rider Membership: $45.00 per year or $20.00 per individual session

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
June 3, 2020
Address
710009 Range Road 55
Grande Prairie, AB, T8W 5A7
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wed
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Thu
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM