StrongStart Early Learning

StrongStart is a free drop-in program offered to parents and caregivers with children ages zero to five years old.  StrongStart program emphasizes 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 program.

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

Check the table below for StrongStart Centre in your neighbourhood or to view a StrongStart flyer with a location map, click here.


StrongStart registration can be done anytime from September to June. Please simply drop-in to a StrongStart centre you would like to attend and register in person with a program facilitator on your first visit to the program. Documents required for registration are listed on our registration form. 

To view or download a StrongStart registration form, click here.

StrongStart Closure Schedule

All StrongStart centres are currently closed indefinitely. Please continue to check the website for updates.

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

A StrongStart location map can also be found in the link below. Please choose "StrongStart Early Learning" under "Search by Program" drop down menu.


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 - 3:30pm
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 our StrongStart program, please contact


or strongstart@vsb.bc.ca

View our Preparing for Kindergarten booklet: 

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