Programs & Services - Early Learning - StrongStart

StrongStart

StrongStart Early Learning Centres are free drop-in centres for pre-school children age 0 to 5, and for their parents or caregivers. Qualified early childhood educators facilitate learning activities such as story time, music and art – an introduction to learning through play. Through engaging with kids while they participate, parents and caregivers also have an opportunity to bring some of these ideas home with them. Please click here to view the 2021-2022 calendar.

Queensborough Middle School
10 families
Monday to Friday … 9:00 – 11:30

Connaught Heights Elementary School
10 families
Monday to Friday … 9:00 – 11:30

Skwo:wech Elementary School
10 families
Monday to Friday … 9:45 – 12:15

Here are important things to know about this program:

  • The programs are free.
  • Families can sign-up for up to two sessions a week.
  • One adult per family booking.
  • Families will need to sign-up for a space ahead of time*: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/StrongStartProgram@sd40.bc.ca/bookings/
    *Please note bookings will only be available 14 days in advance (i.e October 14th will open for booking on October 1st).
  • While we can not take waitlists, sometimes we do have cancellations, so feel free to check back from time to time.

If it’s your first time at a centre, you will need to register your child. Registration forms are available at the centres or click here to download an electronic version. You can complete the registration form when you attend your first session. Or you can complete the form ahead of time.

Families will need to have one piece of ID for their child, such as a birth certificate or passport.

If you have any questions, please email StrongStart@sd40.bc.ca.

Having trouble finding available StrongStart dates? Need options to take your kids to?

Check out this great calendar showing a variety of community events and activities available to support young families in New Westminster, with free options of things to do, most days of the week: http://kidsnewwest.ca/

Or see what New West Family Place has going on at the many locations they work across: https://www.newwestfamilies.ca/

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