Early childhood

​​​The Premiers' Reading Challenge encourages children to read a set number of books and record their efforts online. The early childhood category covers children from birth to the year prior to school.

The 2017 Challenge is now closed

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Competition

The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Competition closed Friday September 22, 2017.

Premiers' Reading Challenge

Early Childhood Services

Early Childhood services can register children at their centre. For more information, see:


To register your child, see: Parents Registration for the Premiers' Reading Challenge

To verify 40 books have been read, please keep a record and one month before the challenge ends you will receive an email asking you to login and tick a box. You won't need to record book titles online. 

For more information, see: Early Childhood Parent/Guardian Guide (docx - 408.2kb)

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