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'Supermarket' education offered for adults at centre
[EAS Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Astorga-Garcia, Mila
Date: Dec 23, 1986
Start Page: E.17
Section: NEIGHBORS
Abstract (Document Summary)

Created by the Scarborough Board of Education specifically to provide alternative learning for adults going back to school, the centre opened in September at what used to be Tabor Park Vocational School.

A day-care centre, run by NYAD (Not Your Average Day Care), takes in children of parents enrol-led in the centre. Most are eligible for subsidized day-care assistance, so Metro Children's Services intake workers come in for appointments with the students.

Also in the centre is SHAPES, or Scarborough Housing Assistance: Placement and Education for Singles, a rooms registry that helps mainly students and newcomers find shared accommodation with Scarborough residents; East Metro Youth Services, which offers counselling, consultation and referrals to youths with problems; Scarborough board's Community Liaison Office, which provides valuable links between the city's multicultural community and the school system; and the Immigrant Assessment Teams, which help place immigrant children in the most suitable educational setting that the board can provide.

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