Early Learners / Strong Start

Parents who are preparing to register their child for Kindergarten or whose child(ren) are entering their first year of school will find the following information helpful.

Child care providers

A number of Vancouver elementary schools rent space to private, licensed child care providers

Strong Start Centres

Vancouver has 19 Strong Start Centres operating in elementary schools.This program is for parents and caregivers with children ages zero – five and there is no cost to families but the parent/caregiver is required to remain and participate in the program. It is not necessary to have English as a first language to attend the drop in programs.

Ready, Set, Learn

Ready, Set, Learn Programs take place in every elementary school in Vancouver and are open to families and caregivers with children who are 3 and 4 year olds. The purpose of the program is to give children and their families/caregivers resources and access to resources that will enable children to have rich learning experiences prior to entering formal schooling.

Registering your child(ren) for Kindergarten

Important Kindergarten registration dates and information.