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.  

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.


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.

Closed March 11th


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

Proposed Integrated Arts and Technology School of Choice

The Chilliwack School District has purchased former UFV buildings which contain a functioning high end theatre, and large culinary arts space. This land purchase will be used as a future school for hundreds of Chilliwack students. 

Chilliwack School District invites the public to join us at Public Consultation meetings:

April 16, 2019, 7:00pm at Chilliwack NLC (46361 Yale Road)

April 24, 2019, 7:00pm at Sardis Secondary School (45460 Stevenson Road) 


Registration for 2019/20 School Year is open.

After you have registered, you will receive a system generated email confirming that your registration has been received. You will be contacted by your catchment school in the new year (January 2019).