Provincial government investing $250,000 in additional funding for Early Literacy Intervention Initiative


The Manitoba government is helping children develop strong reading and writing skills by investing $250,000 in additional funding for the Early Literacy Intervention Initiative.

The Early Literacy Intervention Initiative supports programs that increase the reading and writing ability of the lowest achieving students in Grade 1 of the English or French programs, and grades 1 or 2 of the French immersion program. Friday's announcement brings total funding for the initiative to $7 million for the 2013-14 school year.

The announcement also came during 'I Love to Read' month, which is an annual month-long celebration to encourage reading, writing and sharing in the joy of literacy.