Programs & Services - Early Learning - Overview

New Westminster Schools offer two early learning programs for children aged 0-5 years, StongStart and Ready Set Learn. Following the BC Ministry of Education and The Early Learning Framework, our teachers support children in their social, emotional, physical and academic development. To learn more about our Early Learning initiatives and programs click on the links below and to the left.

In late spring our elementary schools offer a Welcome to Kindergarten event for students who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall. To learn more about the program and to download resources, please visit The Learning Partnership website.  You may also read the BC Early Learning Framework.

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It’s Official for 2018! New Westminster Schools is a place where students love to learn…

It’s Official for 2018! New Westminster Schools is a place where students love to learn…

Charting a course in a time of change: School trustees have renewed the Vision and Mission for New Westminster Schools that will guide and inspire the district into the future... more

A New Westminster Schools journey toward Reconciliation…

A New Westminster Schools journey toward Reconciliation…

From Pow Wow dancing to salmon feasts, and from smudges to traditional rites of passage --- students across the district are increasingly experiencing the living cultures of First Peoples.... more

A hidden child of the Holocaust: NWSS students meet a survivor

A hidden child of the Holocaust: NWSS students meet a survivor

For NWSS student Scotia Cookson, learning that a child risked death for the simple act of looking out a window speaks volumes about the darkest chapter of modern history... more