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School District 5
School District 5 acknowledges we are on the homelands of the Ktunaxa
Southeast Kootenay
StrongStart Centres

​​​​​​​Early Learning.JPG​StrongStart Centres provide parents and caregivers an opportunity to share in their child's early learning experiences and learn and grow together through PLAY. 

The Centre's facilitators are qualified Early Childhood Educators.  They will provide carefully selected materials and activities that promote the development of social, emotional, physical, cognitive and early literacy skills necessary for lifelong learning.

School District No. 5 operates four StrongStart Centres. Centres are FREE and run on a pre-registration basis for all families with children not yet in kindergarten.  Programs run as per the current school calendar and are open on those days when school is in session.

Registration - Please contact your local StrongStart Centre for details on registration.


Please note:  in addition to completing a registration form, you must also provide proof of age documentation.  Acceptable proof of age:  Birth Certificate, Passport or Visa, Permanent Resident Card, or other documentation issued by Immigration Canada.  BC Health Care Cards are NOT accepted as proof of age.​ 


AMY WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Cranbrook) - 911 6th Street S. 

Contact:               Lisa Lancaster

Email:                   lisa.lancaster@sd5.bc.ca

Principal:             Scott Holt

                              Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:15pm - 3:15pm 

                              Wednesdays & Thursdays from 8:45am - 11:45am


                  Registration is required. Please register by clicking here.

                             Amy Woodland StrongStart poster


STEEPLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Cranbrook) - 700 24th Avenue N. 

Contact:                Lisa Lancaster

Email:                    lisa.lancaster@sd5.bc.ca

Principal:              Chris Catherall 

                               Mondays & Tuesdays from 8:45am - 11:45am 

                               Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1:15pm - 3:15pm

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​                               Registration is required. Please register by clicking here.

                               Steeples StrongStart poster


​ISABELLA DICKEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Fernie) - 1302 2nd Ave.

Contact:               Jodie Parker

Email:                    jodie.parker@sd5.bc.ca

Principal:              Laura-Lee Phillips 

Hours:                   Outdoor StrongStart (start date TBA)

                               *New location - 1601 2nd Ave (beside Bright Beginnings)

                               Monday to Thursday from 10am - 11"30am​

                               Facebook page "Fernie StrongStart"

 

FRANK J. MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Sparwood) - 101 Blue Spruce

Contact:                Christine Watson

Email:                    christine.watson@sd5.bc.ca

Principal:              Jaslene Atwal

Hours:                   Please email christine.watson@sd5.bc.ca or refer to the Facebook page below.

                               Facebook page "Sparwood Strong Start"