Strong Start

Early Childhood Education
Student Group:
Early Childhood Education

StrongStart is for parents and caregivers with children ages zero – five years old. Vancouver has 19 StrongStart Centres operating in elementary schools.

Vancouver has 19 StrongStart Early Learning Centres operating in elementary schools.This program is offered to parents and caregivers with children ages zero – five years. There is no cost to families but the parent/caregiver is required to remain with their child and participate in the program. It is not necessary to have English as a first language to attend the drop in programs.

StrongStart Centres offer preschool aged children, quality early learning experiences. These centres offer play based early learning opportunities and demonstrate to parents and caregivers how they can enhance their child’s development. The emphasis of the program is on learning through play, language and positive social interactions.

Check the list below for the StrongStart Centres in your neighbourhood. Call ahead for details about registration and opening hours. For any questions regarding the StrongStart program, please contact:

604-713-4445 or strongstart@vsb.bc.ca


Please Note:
  
ALL STRONGSTART CENTRES FIRST DAY OF REGISTRATION FOR NEW FAMILIES ONLY - September 23, 2014
 
 September 24, 2014 - First day of Strong Start
  
For more information on StrongStart go to the Ministry of Education website.

To download StrongStart registration form, click here.

To view StrongStart location map, click here.

Vancouver School Board StrongStart Early Learning Centres

Champlain Heights Annex
Rm 107 - 7835 Champlain Cres. V5S 4J6
TEL:   (604) 713-4880
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mt Pleasant
Rm 111 - 2300 Guelph Street V5T 3P1
TEL:  (604) 713-4617
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
  

Collingwood
Rm 107 - 3417 Euclid Ave. V5R 6H2
TEL:  (604) 713-5340
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm

Nelson
Rm 104 - 2235 Kitchener Street V5L 2W9
TEL:  (604) 713-4595
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
  
Cook
Rm 160 - 3340 E 54th Ave. V5S 1Z3
TEL:  (604) 713-4828
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Nightingale
Portable  - 2740 Guelph Street V5T 3P7
TEL:  (604) 713-5290
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
  

Douglas
Rm 106 - 2150 Brigadoon Ave. V5P 3Z7
TEL: (604) 713-4817
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm

Queen Alexandra
Room 108 - 1300 E. Broadway V5N 1V6
TEL:  (604) 713-4599
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm

  

Grenfell
Rm 103 - 3323 Wellington Ave. V5R 4Y3
TEL: (604) 713-4844
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm

Selkirk
Rm 102 SW  - 1750 E 22nd Ave. V5N 2P7
TEL:  (604) 713-4650
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm

  
Henderson Annex
Rm 103 - 801 E. 54th Ave. V5X 1L8
TEL: (604) 713-4872
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm
Limited to 30 children
Seymour
Rm 012 - 1130 Keefer Street V6A 1Z3
TEL:  (604) 713-5945
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm
 
Every Wed. 12:00pm-2:00pm Parent Educational Session
-running in a partnership with
Raycam Enriched Family Program. Lunch provided.
  

MacDonald
Rm A102 - 1950 E. Hastings Street V5L 1T7
TEL: (604) 713-4696
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm

Thunderbird
Rm 108 - 2325 Cassiar Street V5M 3X3
TEL:  (604) 713-4611
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
  

MacKenzie
Rm 168 - 960 E 39th Ave. V5W 1K8
TEL: (604) 713-4799
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm

Tillicum Annex
Rm 107 - 2450 Cambridge Street V5K 1L2
TEL:  (604) 713-4716
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 12:30pm - 3:30pm
  
Macquinna Annex
Rm 101 - 2882 E 4th Ave. V5M 1K8
TEL: (604) 713-4729
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm

Waverley
Rm 107 - 6111 Elliott Street V5S 2M1
TEL:  (604) 713-4752
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm

  

Moberly
Rm 8 - 1000 E. 59th Ave. V5X 1Y7
TEL: (604) 713-4784
Hours of operation: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon and Tues - 3-5 year olds (limited to 25 children)
Wed and Thurs -2-3 year olds (limited to 25 children)
Friday - birth to 2 year olds (limited to 25 children)