VIU nursing students conduct survey on Ladysmith early years programming

Fourth year nursing students at Vancouver Island University have teamed up with Ladysmith Early Years Partnership (LEYP) to conduct a survey on local programming.

The purpose is to enhance early years programs by determining the types residents are aware of, which programs are being utilized and which services families would like to see made available.

Early years programming is defined as that which is available to families of infants to children six years of age.

VIU students were on hand during the National Child Day celebrations at Aggie Hall asking attendees to complete the survey.

“To have that data we can identify the strengths and gaps in the programming,” said student Carla Newton.

“It will help LEYP to know how to better direct its resources and just to see what people know about early years programming in Ladysmith.”

VIU students will also be at Frank Jameson Community Centre next week speaking with interested residents about the survey.

All the results will be presented to the LEYP committee and also passed along to current third year students.

LEYP is made up of representatives from the Town, Ministry of Children and Family Development and Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District among others.

Information is all confidential and anonymous and respondents are asked not to provide personal details.

The link to the survey can be accessed online via the LaFF Facebook page at or at

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