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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‚Äč‚ÄčStrongStart 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 complete this registration form‚Äč 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.‚Äč 

AMY WOODLAND ELEMEN‚Äč‚ÄčTARY SCHOOL (Cranbrook) - 911 6th Street S. 

Nicole Green
‚ÄčScott Holt
‚ÄčMondays & Tuesdays from 12:15pm - 2:45pm 

Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9:00am - 11:30am

Facebook page "Cranbrook StrongStart'

‚ÄčSTEEPLES ELEMENTA‚Äč‚ÄčRY SCHOOL (Cranbrook) - 700 24th Avenue N. 

‚ÄčNicole Green‚Äč
Erin Boehm
‚ÄčMondays & Tuesdays from 9:00am - 11:30am 

Wednesdays & Thursdays from 12:15pm - 2:45pm

Facebook page "Cranbrook StrongStart'‚Äč

ISABELLA DICKEN ‚Äč‚ÄčELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Fernie) - 1601 2nd Ave. (Beside Bright Beginnings)

Celine Hawkins
Laura-Lee Phillips

‚Äč1601 2nd Ave (beside Bright Beginnings)

Phone 778-519-8300

No registration required. Drop in! (Max. 15 families)‚Äč

StrongStart is open on the following days from 9:00am - 12:00pm. 

‚ÄčMay 24 & 26

May 29, 30 & 31

June 2, 5, 6 & 9

June 12, 13, 14 & 15

June 20, 21, 22 & 23

June 26, 28, 29 & 30


Facebook page "StrongStart Fernie"



FRANK J. MITCHELL ELEM‚Äč‚ÄčENTARY SCHOOL (Sparwood) - 101 Blue Spruce

‚ÄčChristine Watson
Jaslene Atwal

‚ÄčMonday to Friday (indoors) 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Online sign-up will also be required to attend. 
Please access registration link via Facebook page
Facebook Page "Sparwood StrongStart‚Äč