The VSB StrongStart program is currently closed for summer. Please check back here in early September for re-opening date and registration information for the 2021-2022 school year. Have a good summer!

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.

StrongStart Closure Schedule

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - Last day of StrongStart for this school year

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.


Champlain Heights Annex
Rm 107 - 7835 Champlain Cres. V5S 4J6
TEL:   (604) 713-4880
9:00am-11:00am (on a sign-up basis)
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)
Rm 160 - 3340 E 54th Ave. V5S 1Z3
TEL:  (604) 713-4828
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Rm 167 - 3315 E 22nd Ave. V5M 2Z2
TEL: (604) 713-4851
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Rm 106 - 2150 Brigadoon Ave. V5P 3Z7
TEL: (604) 713-4817
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Portable#1  - 1750 E 22nd Ave. V5N 2P7
TEL:  (604) 713-4650
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Rm 103 - 3323 Wellington Ave. V5R 4Y3
TEL: (604) 713-4844
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Rm 012 - 1130 Keefer Street V6A 1Z3
TEL:  (604) 713-4641
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Rm 179 - 451 E. 53rd Ave. V5X 1J3
TEL: (604) 713-4837
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
Rm 108 - 2325 Cassiar Street V5M 3X3
TEL:  (604) 713-4611
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
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)
Rm 8 - 1000 E. 59th Ave. V5X 1Y7 
TEL: (604) 713-4784
9:30am-11:30am (on a sign-up basis)
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)
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


or strongstart@vsb.bc.ca

View our Preparing for Kindergarten booklet: 

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