Welcome to StrongStart!
StrongStart is a free school-based program for families with young children (aged birth to five). Parents/Caregivers accompany their child in play-based early learning activities. The provincial StrongStart program is in place to help prepare children for success in kindergarten.
The Centre's facilitators are qualified Early Childhood Educators who lead the learning activities where children learn through PLAY! Carefully selected materials and activities will promotoe the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and early literacy development in each child.
- Explore with sand & water
- Build with blocks
- Climb & slide
- Learn songs and enjoy music
- Listen to stories
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. Program schedules will vary at each location, but all programs will include a nutritious snack, circle time and free play time. Families will also have access to the school library and the gym (at most locations).
Each child/family is unique and deserves to be treated with respect and dignity in an environment that is safe, positive and promotes a healthy lifestyle. Each child will be included and made to feel a valued member of the group. Parents are an integral part of their child's early learning and are included in all aspects of the program.
Please complete this registration form and contact your local StrongStart Centre for more details.
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.
|Mondays & Tuesdays from 9:00am - 11:30am
Tuesday Evenings with Marion Caws from 5pm - 6:30pm starting Oct. 24
Wednesdays & Thursdays from 12:15pm - 2:45pm
Facebook page "Cranbrook StrongStart'
1301 2nd Ave. (Portable behind Isabella Dicken Elementary)
Monday through Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm (Following the school calendar)
Facebook page "StrongStart Fernie"
|Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm (Following the school calendar)
Wednesdays 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Facebook Page "Sparwood StrongStart"