Creating educational connections for families with pre-schoolers
School District No. 42, working in conjunction with various community agencies, and with financial support from the Government of British Columbia, offers StrongStart Learning Centres at eight elementary schools.
Programs run Monday to Friday – see menu for specific times at the various locations. Families are welcome to drop in at whatever time meets their needs. StrongStart Centres follow the regular school calendar.
What is StrongStart?
StrongStart is a free program for parents with children aged infant to five years old. Parents and caregivers attending StrongStart BC will participate with their children in organized sessions like story time and circle time. They will also be able to participate in free play, arts, early literacy, and information sharing, and will help choose and serve healthy snacks. Parents and caregivers are likely to discover new ways to support their children’s learning at home, and may make valuable connections with others attending the centre.
What are the benefits of StrongStart?
The benefits of StrongStart include: increasing children’s exposure to literacy and play; providing information about parenting and community resources; providing a fun and healthy learning environment that benefits the whole family; and recognizing parents as their children’s first and most important teacher.
SD42 StrongStart Hours:
c̓əsqənelə Elementary Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Opening October 9th)
24093 104th Avenue, Maple Ridge
Davie Jones Elementary Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
12030 Blakely Road, Pitt Meadows
Eric Langton Elementary Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
12138 Edge Street, Maple Ridge
Fairview Elementary Mon/Wed/Fri: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tue/Thu: 11:30-2:30 pm
12209 – 206 Street, Maple Ridge
Garibaldi Secondary Mon-Fri:8:30-11:30 a.m.
24789 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Hammond Elementary Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
11520 – 203 Street, Maple Ridge
Harry Hooge Elementary Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
12280 – 230 Street, Maple Ridge
Highland Park Elementary Mon-Fri: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
18961 Advent Road, Pitt Meadows