Why Choose Leaps in Literacy?*

Leaps in Literacy was created for students with diverse learning needs. The program can be adapted based on what they need the most support with. This can include decoding words, segmenting sounds, practicing letter formation, learning spelling patterns, and more.

Want to learn more about why we updated the program? We want to match the new Ontario Language Curriculum, the OHRC’s Right to Read report, and the Science of Reading.

As part of the intake process, students will complete a 30-minute assessment with an Centre for Diverse Learners staff member, and be placed in groups, with similar needs, that span a maximum of two grade levels (e.g., grades 1-2, 2-3, etc.). Tutors will work with children in small groups of 2-4 students via Microsoft Teams or in-person for one hour, twice per week for 8 weeks


*Formally known as Reading Rocks

Leaps in Literacy makes reading FUN!

Thank You TD Ready Commitment for Supporting Leaps in Literacy



Returning Fall 2024


Monday and Wednesday
Tuesday and Thursday

5:00 – 6:00 PM
6:30 – 7:30 PM

Location - Online and In-Person

Online: Microsoft Teams


Burlington: RYC, ROCK
Hamilton: BGC
Milton: MCRC



The Application Process

1. Fill Out Application

Fill out a GENERAL waitlist application for your child. When filling out this general form. This automatically sends you a follow-up email with the PROGRAM-specific form!

*Please Note: Filling out the application form does not guarantee your child a spot in the program. The number of spots available depends on the number of volunteer tutors that we have. By filling out the application you are on the waitlist.

2. A Program Coordinator Will Reach Out To You

If there is a spot available, our Program Coordinator will reach out to you via email to offer you a spot in the program. You will have one week to respond and confirm your spot. After this time, the Program Coordinator will move on to the next name on the waitlist. Spots will be given out on a first come first serve basis based on the date and time on completed application forms.

3. Submit Your Payment

Once you have confirmed your spot, details on how to make a payment will be sent to you via email. To keep your child’s spot in the Reading Rocks program you must make a payment before the start of the session.


Please Note: The number of children we accept in each session is dependent on volunteer availability and commitment.
Rarely, it may be possible that a volunteer is unable to complete the program, thus affecting your child’s spot in the program. We affirm that we are very clear to volunteers about the importance of their commitment to our students and the program overall!

Program Fees

The cost of annual membership is $50 per family, paid separately from program fees.

Program Cancellation Policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded for any program cancellation received 2 weeks prior to the first class.

Please contact us for any cancellation questions at [email protected]

Many of our programs have limited space available as we aim to provide a low student to teacher ratio; unfortunately space cannot be held for any student until payment is received.

We reserve the right to cancel program sessions if minimum numbers are not reached.

Thank you to the following for supporting this program:

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