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StrongStart

All Vancouver StrongStart Programs are now re-opened on a sign-up basis. There will be no drop-ins accommodated at any of our centres at any time. Please refer to registration information below.

If you are interested in a virtual StrongStart experience, please check out our StrongStart OnlineStory Time Videos and Circle Time Videos pages!

StrongStart Early Learning

StrongStart is a free 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.


Registration

All Vancouver StrongStart Programs are re-opened on a sign-up basis. Unfortunately, there will be no drop-ins accommodated at any of our centres at any time.

In order to reduce physical contact and maximize physical distancing in our program, we will be accommodating 4-5 families each day for a 2 hours program - with one adult only - from Monday to Thursday. More specific information about each centre will be communicated with you via email by your program facilitator.  


Returning Families: If you have already registered and attended StrongStart before,  your program facilitator has emailed you an instruction on how you can sign-up for the program during the week of September 14th. If you have NOT heard from your facilitator, please email strongstart@vsb.bc.ca with your child’s name, birthdate and the name of the StrongStart centre you are registered at.

New Families: If you are new and interested in joining StrongStart, please email strongstart@vsb.bc.ca anytime from September to June with below information. We will connect you with a program facilitator at your preferred location. The program facilitator will send you an information on how to sign-up to participate. You will be required to bring in your signed application forms and supporting documents on your first visit. 

  • Your email address
  • Parent's name
  • Child's name
  • Child's birthdate
  • Child's gender
  • Name of the StrongStart centre(s) that you would like to register at



StrongStart Closure Schedule

Monday, September 21, 2020 - All StrongStart Centres will re-open on a sign-up basis

Friday, September 25, 2020 - All StrongStart Centres will be closed

Monday, September 28, 2020 - Collingwood AM & PM and Mackenzie will be closed

Friday, October 2, 2020 - All StrongStart Centres will be closed

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - Renfrew StrongStart will be closed

Friday, October 9, 2020 - All StrongStart Centres will be closed

Friday, October 16, 2020 - All StrongStart Centres will be closed

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - All StrongStart will be closed

Friday, October 23, 2020 - All StrongStart Centres will be closed

Friday, October 30, 2020 - All StrongStart Centres will be closed

Friday, November 6, 2020 - All StrongStart Centres will be closed

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - All StrongStart Centres will be closed

Friday, November 13, 2020 - All StrongStart Centres will be closed

Please note that all StrongStart Centres will also be closed on any statutory holidays.



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.

https://www.vsb.bc.ca/School/directory/Pages/default.aspx

Champlain Heights Annex
Rm 107 - 7835 Champlain Cres. V5S 4J6
TEL:   (604) 713-4880
9:00am-11:00am (on a sign-up basis)
Nightingale 
Portable  - 2740 Guelph Street V5T 3P7
TEL:  (604) 713-5290
12:30pm-2:30pm (on a sign-up basis)
Collingwood (AM and PM programs)
Rm 107 - 3417 Euclid Ave. V5R 6H2
TEL:  (604) 713-5340


9:30am-11:15am (on a sign-up basis)

12:45pm-2:30pm (on a sign-up basis)

Queen Alexandra 
Room 108 - 1300 E. Broadway V5N 1V6 
TEL:  (604) 713-4599
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Cook
Rm 160 - 3340 E 54th Ave. V5S 1Z3
TEL:  (604) 713-4828
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Renfrew
Rm 167 - 3315 E 22nd Ave. V5M 2Z2
TEL: (604) 713-4851
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Douglas
Rm 106 - 2150 Brigadoon Ave. V5P 3Z7
TEL: (604) 713-4817
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Selkirk
Portable#1  - 1750 E 22nd Ave. V5N 2P7
TEL:  (604) 713-4650
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Grenfell
Rm 103 - 3323 Wellington Ave. V5R 4Y3
TEL: (604) 713-4844
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Seymour
Rm 012 - 1130 Keefer Street V6A 1Z3
TEL:  (604) 713-4641
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Henderson
Rm 179 - 451 E. 53rd Ave. V5X 1J3
TEL: (604) 713-4837
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Thunderbird
Rm 108 - 2325 Cassiar Street V5M 3X3
TEL:  (604) 713-4611
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
MacKenzie
Rm 168 - 960 E 39th Ave. V5W 1K8
TEL: (604) 713-4799
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Tillicum Annex
Rm 107 - 2450 Cambridge Street V5K 1L2
TEL:  (604) 713-4716
12:30pm-2:30pm (on a sign-up basis)
Moberly 
Rm 8 - 1000 E. 59th Ave. V5X 1Y7 
TEL: (604) 713-4784
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Waverley
Rm 107 - 6111 Elliott Street V5S 2M1
TEL:  (604) 713-4752
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Mt Pleasant 
Rm 111 - 2300 Guelph Street V5T 3P1 
TEL:  (604) 713-4617
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Xpey'
Rm A102 - 1950 E. Hastings Street V5L 1T7
TEL: (604) 713-4696
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)



If you have questions about our StrongStart program, please contact

604-713-4445

or strongstart@vsb.bc.ca


View our Preparing for Kindergarten booklet: 


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