Winnipeg Inner City Missions, a Supporting Grant recipient, is a Presbyterian outreach ministry committed to providing a healthy community for children, youth and families living in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba.

More than 25 children and caregivers attend a weekly Learn and Play literacy program, which offers a safe and nurturing space for babies and preschoolers to play alongside their parents and caregivers.

The program is run using Moe the Mouse® Speech and Language Development Curriculum, a Canadian-designed, innovative early speech and language resource that uses Aboriginal toys and stories to enhance language development in preschoolers. Activities are designed to help children practice language skills in a fun and playful setting.

This past Wednesday marked the year-end celebration for the Learn and Play program. Program participants enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon in a nearby park, which included games, food, face-painting and a bouncy castle for the children.

Learn more about Winnipeg Inner City Missions and their outreach programs.