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School District 5
Southeast Kootenay
StrongStart Centres

StrongStarts may look a little different this year as we try to find flexible solutions that best meet community need. Some options may include the following;

  • Limiting the number of hours per day and/or days per week that the program is offered.
  • Pre-registering families into the program, if possible.
  • Limiting group sizes in consideration of the StrongStart BC program's maximum space capacity.
  • Taking children and families outside for learning activities, including play and snack time

Health and safety  is our top priority.  Parents can expect further information from their local StrongStart Centre.

We are excited to have you back and look forward to seeing you again! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

โ€‹โ€‹Early Learning.JPGโ€‹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 currently operates four StrongStart Centres:

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

Contact:                Kelly Fentie

Email:                    kelly.fentie@sd5.bc.ca

Principal:              Scott Holt

                   Facebook page "StrongStart Cranbrook"

                               Registration is required. Please register by clicking here.

                               Amy Woodland StrongStart poster


Message from your Amy Woodland StrongStart 

In person programming is currently suspended. 

Join us on Zoom at 11:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to share songs, stories and fun activities! 

Click here for Zoom link

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly at kelly.fentie@sd5.bc.ca

 

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

Contact:                Kelly Fentie

Email:                    kelly.fentie@sd5.bc.ca

Principal:              Chris Catherall

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                               โ€‹Facebook page "StrongStart Cranbrook"

                               Registration is required. Please register by clicking here.

                               Steeples StrongStart poster


Message from your Steeples StrongStart Facilitator, Kelly Fentie

In person programming is currently suspended. 

Join us on Zoom at 11:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to share songs, stories and fun activities! 

Click here for Zoom link

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly at kelly.fentie@sd5.bc.ca.


 

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

Contact:               Jodie Parker

Email:                    jodie.parker@sd5.bc.ca

Principal:              Laura-Lee Phillips 

Hours:                   Zoom Storytime

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am

If you would like the link to join, please email  jodie.parker@sd5.bc.ca

                               โ€‹Facebook page "Fernie StrongStart"

 

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

Contact:                Christine Watson

Email:                    christine.watson@sd5.bc.ca

Principal:              Jennifer Adams 

Hours:                   All programming is currently suspended. 

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

                               Facebook page "Sparwood Strong Start"

 

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.โ€‹