The Vancouver Learning Centre
is the "Village" it takes
to get the very best outcome
for each learner.

The VLC is not a school but a Specialist Learning Centre. The VLC delivers a team-based process. A teaching captain is assigned to oversee the program delivery and to be the main contact with the parents who then become an integrated part of the team. Schools can then be involved as appropriate.

In the case of home schooling, the curriculum, homework tasks, testing, and the program to earn credentials and provide oversight to the curriculum is up to the distance education school. This becomes the learner’s school and the VLC will work collaboratively with the school’s contact person and will actively address all IEPs or special needs developed by that school.

Whether the student attends on site at VLC and remains as part of a class or works with a distance education school, the VLC becomes the specialist provider of one to one teaching based on the special needs of the learner in collaboration with the learner’s parents and the contact person assigned by the school.

The Vancouver Learning Centre
is the "Village" it takes
to get the very best outcome
for each learner.

Concern about the long-term effect of COVID-19 on academic performance of children everywhere is being reported on the media and in academic journals.  The following are some examples:

CBC News: The House with Chris Hall - Generation COVID

"On this week’s show: A special edition of The House examines the impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s youth, as three teens reflect on the consequences of closing schools and a panel of education experts explore how Canada can ensure kids don’t fall behind."

New study examines students’ mental health and COVID-19

"Even before the pandemic, post-secondary students already faced unique stressors, and were vulnerable to mental-health problems.
Now, as the fallout of the pandemic threatens to cause a sustained and unprecedented wave of mental-health issues among students, new research from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences and the World Health Organization aims to understand their experiences, and to help develop solutions."

COVID-19 and Student Well-Being: Stress and Mental Health during Return-to-School

"Best estimates from North American statistics indicate that children and youth represent less than 10% of the SARS-CoV-2 symptomatic infections (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2020). There has been significant concern, however, about the potential negative impact on children and adolescents of the many societal effects of the pandemic, including school closures, social distancing, and threats to the health of loved ones."

The Vancouver Learning Centre Advantage

Three-Pillar Strategy

image of three pillars representing three parts to the strategy
  1. Enhanced Training in Executive Function
  2. Development of Emotional Intelligence
  3. Creative Thinking

Each program includes an individualized survey by grade and by skill to ensure no important curriculum knowledge or academic gaps are overlooked. This individualized training will ensure future long-term successful academic performance.  Delivered on site or online, these Personal Coaching Strategies by experienced, trained faculty delivered one-to-one will be integrated into each targeted individualized program as a preventative measure.

For further discussion, please contact Andrew This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the VLC at 604-738-2277 and leave a message. To reserve your space for the summer and fall of 2021, please contact Shannon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For definitions of Executive Function, Emotional Intelligence and Creative Thinking please read on. Read More: Using a Three Pillar Strategy