Programs & Services - Early Learning - Overview

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.


Coming Up:

Calling all 3-5 year olds and their Caregivers:
Friday, April 5, 2019
9:30 -11:30 A.M.

Lord Kelvin Elementary School Gym
1010 Hamilton Street
New Westminster, B.C.


Join us for a free, fun-filled early learning experience April 5, 2019. Ready, Set, learn is about providing information to support your child’s early learning and development.

The morning will include a Cosmo Pop-Up Circus stage show along with crafts, snacks and a variety of engaging and educational activities.  You will receive early learning resources and have an opportunity to meet with a number of community partners.  See our poster and book the date!

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