Strong Start


StrongStart BC early learning programs provide school-based early learning services for adults and their young children, aged birth to five, at no cost to families.  Both children and adults can benefit from StrongStart BC early learning programs – children have access to high-quality learning environments and benefit from social interactions while the adults who accompany them learn new ways to support learning, both at the program and at home.

Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities, including stories, music and art to help children get ready for success in kindergarten.

Parents and caregivers attending StrongStart BC programs can expect to participate in organized sessions like story time, in play activities, and in serving a healthy snack. Parents and caregivers are likely to discover new ways to support their children’s learning at home, and may make valuable connections with others attending the program.

StrongStart Centres

Check sites for up to date operation times. Note that all sites are closed on Pro D Days.  

All sites are closed and will hopefully reopen the second week of September.

Our StrongStart Facilitators will continue to update our StrongStart Facebook page and YouTube videos for the month of June.

Please feel free to visit them at:

StrongStart Chilliwack - YouTube

School Hours Address Open/Closed
Bernard Elementary Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30 45465 Bernard Ave


Cultus Lake Community Tue&Thur:8:15-11:15 71 Sunnyside Blvd. C.L.O


Little Mountain Elementary

Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30

9900 Carleton St.


McCammon Traditional Mon-Fri: 8:15-11:15 9601 Hamilton St.


Rosedale Traditional Mon- Fri: 8:15-11:15 50850 Yale Rd.


Strathcona Elementary Mon/Wed/Fri: 8:30-11:30 46375 Strathcona


Unsworth Elementary

Mon-Fri: 8:45-11:45

5685 Unsworth


Watson Elementary Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30 45305 Watson Rd.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is StrongStart?

  • A qualified early childhood educator will lead the families in activities that include stories, music and crafts. Inviting centres will be set up around the room that will allow parents to engage their children in enriching and fun activities that will help the children learn through play. Healthy snacks will be available and provide a time for neighbourhood families to connect with each other.

    Other local agencies, such as public health nurses, FVRL, and school staff will be invited to drop by and provide important connections for the families as well.

Who Can Attend?

  • The programs are designed for 0-5 year olds.  Parents or Caregivers remain with their child(ren) at the Centre. There's no need to pre-register. Come as often as you like.


Information & Announcements

CUPE Skills, Training and Enhancement Fund

Applications for the new CUPE Skills, Training and Enhancement Fund will be accepted twice annually for adjudication. All CUPE staff are eligible to apply to this fund. Further information and application forms can be found in the staff section of our website

AD Rundle Middle School Integrated Arts and Technology Cohort (grade 6 - 8)

The Chilliwack School District is pleased to offer an Integrated Arts and Technology opportunity at AD Rundle Middle School beginning September 2020 for students in grades 6 - 8.

An integrated arts and technology approach encourages curiosity, open-mindedness, and a willingness to think "outside the box" within an interdisciplinary, collaborative learning environment.

School Bus Safety Tips

For Drivers

  • The large AMBER alternating flashing lights warn motorists that the school bus is about to stop to either load or unload students; slow and stop if it is safe to do so.
  • The large RED alternating flashing lights warn motorists to STOP as the school bus is either loading or unloading students.
  • Drivers must STOP in either direction whenever you see flashing RED lights on a school bus.
  • After stopping for a school bus, don't start moving again until the bus moves on or the driver signals that it's safe by turning off the lights and pulling

Ride 360 Bussing App

Does your child ride the bus? Get instantly notified if there are any disruptions or delays on your route! The free Ride 360 App provides parents and guardians direct access to their students bussing schedule, while allowing Transportation to send timely notifications and alerts. Download Ride360 from your App provider today! 

Learn how to access your student information on the app, by viewing the User Guide.



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