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StrongStart

All Vancouver StrongStart programs are currently closed for summer from June 25th to September 18th, 2022. We will re-open on Monday, September 19th. 

Seymour StrongStart will remain open for the month of July for its summer program.

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. To view a location map, please check our StrongStart flyer.


  • All Vancouver StrongStart programs are currently operating on a drop-in format on a first-come first-serviced basis. 
  • We are open Monday to Friday. Please check below for our closure schedule and hours of operation at each centre.
  • Each family can have only one adult and up to three children. 
  • The number of times you can attend per week is dependent on your center. Please check with your facilitator when you drop-in. 
  • You will be required to sign-in with your contact information when you enter the classroom. You will also need to complete a daily health check for yourself and your child before coming to the program. Please do not attend if you or your child is sick.
  • There will be no eating in the classroom. Individually packaged snacks will be handed out at the end of the program. Water bottles and milk bottles are okay. 
  • Frequent handwashing is encouraged. 
  • We can only accommodate Vancouver residents.
  • Families can be registered for and attend a maximum of 2 StrongStart centres.


Thank you for all your support, cooperation and understanding!


Returning Families:

If you have already registered and attended StrongStart before, there’s no need for you to re-register your child to attend the same StrongStart centre you attended before. Please download and bring in completed Media and CASL consent forms to your StrongStart centre if this is your first  return this school year. If you were registered at more than 2 locations in the past, please remember that this year, you can only attend a maximum of 2 StrongStart centres.


New Families:

Please register your child on your first visit to the StrongStart centre you would like to attend. Registration is open from September to June. 

What you need to bring:

  • Please download and bring in a completed registration package to the centre you would like to attend.
  • Bring a photocopied proof of child’s birthdate and a proof of residency (showing parent’s name). Acceptable documents are listed on the StrongStart Student Application Form.
  • If you would like to attend 2 centres, you will need to download and bring in the above registration package on your first visit to the second location as well. A proof of child’s birthdate and a proof of residency is NOT required at the second location.


StrongStart Closure Schedule

Friday, June 24, 2022 - Last day of StrongStart before summer break (Cook and Waverley StrongStarts' last day will be June 23).

Monday, September 19, 2022 - All StrongStart centres will re-open.

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
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Nightingale 
Portable  - 2740 Guelph Street V5T 3P7
TEL:  (604) 713-5290
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Collingwood (AM and PM programs)
Rm 107 - 3417 Euclid Ave. V5R 6H2
TEL:  (604) 713-5340
Mon to Fri (AM)9:00am-11:30am

Mon to Fri (PM) 12:30pm-3:00pm

Queen Alexandra 
Room 108 - 1300 E. Broadway V5N 1V6 
TEL:  (604) 713-4599
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Cook
Rm 160 - 3340 E 54th Ave. V5S 1Z3
TEL:  (604) 713-4828
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am 
Renfrew
Rm 167 - 3315 E 22nd Ave. V5M 2Z2
TEL: (604) 713-4851
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Douglas
Rm 106 - 2150 Brigadoon Ave. V5P 3Z7
TEL: (604) 713-4817
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Selkirk
Portable#1  - 1750 E 22nd Ave. V5N 2P7
TEL:  (604) 713-4650
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Grenfell
Rm 103 - 3323 Wellington Ave. V5R 4Y3
TEL: (604) 713-4844
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Seymour
Rm 012 - 1130 Keefer Street V6A 1Z3
TEL:  (604) 713-4641
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Henderson
Rm 179 - 451 E. 53rd Ave. V5X 1J3
TEL: (604) 713-4837
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Thunderbird
Rm 108 - 2325 Cassiar Street V5M 3X3
TEL:  (604) 713-4611
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
MacKenzie
Rm 168 - 960 E 39th Ave. V5W 1K8
TEL: (604) 713-4799
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Tillicum Annex
Rm 107 - 2450 Cambridge Street V5K 1L2
TEL:  (604) 713-4716
Monday to Friday
12:30pm-3:00pm
Moberly 
Rm 8 - 1000 E. 59th Ave. V5X 1Y7 
TEL: (604) 713-4784
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Waverley
Rm 107 - 6111 Elliott Street V5S 2M1
TEL:  (604) 713-4752
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Mt Pleasant 
Rm 111 - 2300 Guelph Street V5T 3P1 
TEL:  (604) 713-4617
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am
Xpey'
Rm A102 - 1950 E. Hastings Street V5L 1T7
TEL: (604) 713-4696
Monday to Friday
9:00am-11:30am


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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