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What is a StrongStart Centre?

StrongStart Programs provide opportunities for early learning through play in an environment carefully designed to support exploration and discovery. Qualified Early Childhood Educators lead a variety of activities designed to support children on their learning path before they enter school.

StrongStart is a free program for 0-5 (pre-Kindergarten), with their parents/grandparents/caregivers to attend. Parents and Caregivers are expected to be actively involved and engaged with their child during the StrongStart visit, so that there is optimum child development and sharing learning. StrongStart supports the development of young children consistent with the goals of the British Columbia Early Learning Framework.

StrongStart Information

A Drop in opportunity for 0-5 (year olds- Pre-K).  Drop in, stay as long as you want during the open time. Please fill out the registration form HERE and bring along with a photocopy and the original of your child's passport, birth certificate, or status card on your first visit.

StrongStart Programs Open September 13 to June 23, and follow school closures through the year.


Brentwood Elementary

Monday / Thursday / Friday 12:45 -3:45 pm
Tuesday / Wednesday 8:30 – 1130 am
Outside Entrance is on Wallace Drive - right side close to portable.

Lochside Elementary

Monday / Thursday / Friday 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Tuesday / Wednesday 12:45 – 3:45 pm
Outside Entrance is on left front of school.

Sidney Elementary

Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Outside Entrance off of Henry in the courtyard.



Lisa Kinshella

District Instructional Support Teacher Early Literacy, StrongStart

c/o Carolynn Ablitt, District Secretary