Programs & Services - Early Learning - StrongStart

StrongStart

StrongStart Early Learning Centres are free drop-in centres for pre-school children age 0 to 5 and their parents or caregiver. Qualified early childhood educators facilitate learning activities such as story time, music and art to help children get ready for kindergarten. Parents and caregivers are provided with an opportunity to discover new ways to support their children’s learning at home, and make valuable connections to both the school and community.

New Westminster Schools currently has three centres,  located at Queensborough Middle School in Queensborough, Richard McBride Elementary School in Sapperton and Connaught Heights Elementary School in the west end. The programs are free and are open for three hours a day, five days a week. Families using the Centres are asked to register and provide one piece of ID verifying their child’s name and date of birth. Registration forms are available at the centres or can be completed prior to attending by downloading the form here.  Please also find the 2017-2018 calendar here.

Connaught Heights StrongStart program guide

Queensborough StrongStart program guide

Richard McBride StrongStart program guide


Registration

To register for StrongStart you may download the form, complete it, and bring it in to a New Westminster StrongStart program. You must also provide proof of age  for your child in British Columbia by providing a Canadian birth certificate or a Birth Certificate naming parents with certified translation in English, if needed.

 

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