StrongStart Early Learning

StrongStart is a free drop-in program offered to parents and caregivers with children ages zero to five years old.  StrongStart Centres emphasize learning through play, language and positive social interactions.

StrongStart provides a rich learning environment, designed for early learning development.  Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities where children find opportunities to make friends and interact with others of similar ages.  The overall learning experience is shared as parents and caregivers attend with their children and are encouraged to get involved in activities like telling stories, playing games and serving healthy snacks.  English as a first language is not necessary to attend a StrongStart drop-in program.

To download StrongStart registration form, click here.

There are 19 StrongStart Centres operating in elementary schools across Vancouver.

Check the list below for the StrongStart Centre in your neighbourhood or to view StrongStart flyer and location map, click here.

All StrongStart centres (except Moberly and Seymour) are currently closed for summer from June 26 to September  8th. We will re-open again on Monday, September 9th, 2019. 

Friday, September 6th is our registration day for new families only. New families are welcome to drop-in to a centre they are interested in attending during  the operation hours to register in person. Please note that the registration is on-going and can be done anytime during the school year. 

Summer StrongStart Programs:

Seymour StrongStart will remain open during summer from July 2nd to August 28th on every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, click here.

We are also offering a Refugee StrongStart program at Moberly from July 2nd to August 22nd on every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For more information in English, click here. In Arabic, click here . In Spanish, click here

Nelson StrongStart Centre will no longer be in operation as of Friday June 21st, 2019.  Families are encouraged to visit another StrongStart program – please refer to the table below for our other StrongStart locations and hours.

Vancouver School Board StrongStart Early Learning Centres

Champlain Heights Annex
Rm 107 - 7835 Champlain Cres. V5S 4J6
TEL:   (604) 713-4880
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Portable  - 2740 Guelph Street V5T 3P7
TEL:  (604) 713-5290
Mon to Fri 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Collingwood (AM and PM* programs)
Rm 107 - 3417 Euclid Ave. V5R 6H2
TEL:  (604) 713-5340
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon to Fri 12:30pm-3:30pm
Queen Alexandra 
Room 108 - 1300 E. Broadway V5N 1V6 
TEL:  (604) 713-4599
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 160 - 3340 E 54th Ave. V5S 1Z3
TEL:  (604) 713-4828
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 167 - 3315 E 22nd Ave. V5M 2Z2
TEL: (604) 713-4851
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 106 - 2150 Brigadoon Ave. V5P 3Z7
TEL: (604) 713-4817
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Portable#1  - 1750 E 22nd Ave. V5N 2P7
TEL:  (604) 713-4650
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 103 - 3323 Wellington Ave. V5R 4Y3
TEL: (604) 713-4844
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 012 - 1130 Keefer Street V6A 1Z3
TEL:  (604) 713-4641
Mon to Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm  

Every Wed. 12:00pm-2:00pm
Parent Educational Session 
Lunch provided.
Rm 179 - 451 E. 53rd Ave. V5X 1J3
TEL: (604) 713-4837
Mon to Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm
Rm 108 - 2325 Cassiar Street V5M 3X3
TEL:  (604) 713-4611
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 168 - 960 E 39th Ave. V5W 1K8
TEL: (604) 713-4799
Mon to Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm
Tillicum Annex
Rm 107 - 2450 Cambridge Street V5K 1L2
TEL:  (604) 713-4716
Mon to Fri 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 8 - 1000 E. 59th Ave. V5X 1Y7 
TEL: (604) 713-4784
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 107 - 6111 Elliott Street V5S 2M1
TEL:  (604) 713-4752
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mt Pleasant 
Rm 111 - 2300 Guelph Street V5T 3P1 
TEL:  (604) 713-4617
Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Rm A102 - 1950 E. Hastings Street V5L 1T7
TEL: (604) 713-4696
 Mon to Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm

*For Collingwood PM, Henderson, Mackenzie & Moberly - Please call (604)713-4445 to get program schedule by age group

If you have questions about the StrongStart Program please contact


or strongstart@vsb.bc.ca

View our Preparing for Kindergarten booklet: 

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