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.  

Year End Picnic in the Park at Townsend Park for all StrongStart sites - June 21, 9-11am 

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

All centres meeting at Townsend Park 9-11am

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

All centres meeting at Townsend Park 9-11am

Little Mountain Elementary

Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30

9900 Carleton St.

All centres meeting at Townsend Park 9-11am

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

All centres meeting at Townsend Park 9-11am

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

All centres meeting at Townsend Park 9-11am

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

All centres meeting at Townsend Park 9-11am

Unsworth Elementary

Mon-Fri: 8:45-11:45

5685 Unsworth

All centres meeting at Townsend Park 9-11am

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

All centres meeting at Townsend Park 9-11am

 

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.

 

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