The Brain Friendly Learning Centre is very proud to offer a variety of programs that help students achieve their goals and enrich their overall learning experience.



Get Organized. Get Studying.

In the Get Organized. Get studying. Program, students will work with an experienced professional to organize their materials and set their objectives to prepare for exams. Once their goals are set, students will develop effective study strategies and spend their time implementing these skills so that they are best prepared for the examination process. Research and experience show that this approach to studying increases students' independence and overall academic success, while reducing stress and anxiety related to test-taking.

Cost: $25 per student per hour

Time: Hour session


Reading Boost Program

In the Reading Boost program, our expert educator uses research-based phonics instruction to help grade one/two students develop their reading skills. Research shows that explicit phonics instruction in first grade reduces reading difficulty, resulting in engaged, motivated, life-long readers.

After each session, there is the option to participate in 25 minutes of exercise that stimulate the cerebellum and enhance balance, coordination, and posture (led by a qualified trainer in the Wellness Studio next door to our centre). Research has shown that strengthening the cerebellum and improving hand-eye coordination reduce reading difficulties and challenges.

Cost: $25 per session (Reading Only), $45 (Reading + Exercise)

Full Session: 6 weeks, two sessions per week


Homework Club

In the Homework Club, students complete their school work in a structured and supervised environment while building their independence and strengthening their executive functioning skills (planning, breaking tasks down, prioritization, and ownership). Research and experience show that this form of programming increases students' independence, helps maintain academic standing, reduces stress, as well as helps students develop attitudes and skills that contribute to success in the future.

Cost: $25 per student per hour

Time: Hour session


Work and Workout Homework Club

In the Work and Workout Homework Club students follow the same routine as their peers in the regular Homework Club, however, after completing their school work, they then participate in a 30 minute workout session with a qualified trainer in the Wellness Studio next door to our centre. The benefits of adding exercise to a child's day are strongly correlated with academic success, including: enhancement of emotional well-being, reduction of stress and anxiety, improved memory and cognitive abilities. For the ADHD child, incorporating exercise provides the following advantages: positively redirects energy, increases concentration and sleeping habits, increases the neurotransmitters (dopamine and norepinephrine), as well as helps regulate the amygdala.

Cost: $40 per student per hour

Time: 1 hour session plus 30 minute workout


Mini Minds Reading Program

The Mini Minds Reading Program is specifically geared towards children who are between the ages of four and six years old. The goal of this program is to help children develop their early reading skills (phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, reading comprehension). Led by an expert in the field, this program will identify students who need early reading interventions while preparing them to meet future academic expectations. Research shows that early reading skills predict future academic success, minimize anxiety and stress, develop confidence in children, as well as lead to greater imagination, dedication, and achievement.

Cost: $25 per student

Time: 45 minutes per session (5 & 6 year olds), 30 minutes per session (4 year olds)

Full Session: 6 weeks, two 30 or 45 minute sessions per week


Giant Leap Dyslexia Program

Our Giant Leap Dyslexia Program is a movement-based intervention for children who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. Each session begins with 35 minutes of intensive reading intervention led by our expert educator followed with 25 minutes of exercise that stimulate the cerebellum and enhance balance, coordination, and posture (led by a qualified trainer in the Wellness Studio next door to our centre). Research has shown that strengthening the cerebellum and improving hand-eye coordination reduce reading difficulties and challenges.

Cost: $65 per student

Time: 60 minutes total

Full Session: 6 weeks, two 60 minute sessions per week


Head Start Social Skills Program

Our Head Start Social Skills Program builds on children's social skills through various types of interactive activities and games (group discussion, modelling, role plays, and direct instruction). The small group counselling format is facilitated by a licensed counsellor and is geared towards children between the ages of six and twelve. The goal of this program is to improve everyday social interactions with peers and decrease problem behaviours seen at home and at school.

Cost: $25 per student

Time: 60 minutes

Full Session: 6 weeks, 1 session per week


Get Organized! Program

Our Get Organized! Program is offered in August and September and helps children create organizational strategies to use in the new school year. The goal of this program is to help students build their executive functioning skills while setting the tone for a successful academic year.

Cost: $25 per student (materials not included), $65 (materials included)

Time: 60 minutes


High School Entrance Exam Prep Program

Our High School Entrance Exam Prep Program helps student prepare for the high school entrance exams and interview process in the months of August and September. The focus of these sessions are to build test-taking strategies and time management skills while reviewing all material that will be included on the exam. The students will also practice for their entrance interviews.

Cost: $30 per student (group format), $65 per student (individual)

Time: 60 minutes

Practice workbooks: $50

Full Session: 4 weeks, 1 session per week




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