* All StrongStart centres will be closed on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7 *


School District No. 42, with financial support from the Government of British Columbia, offers StrongStart Learning Centres at eight elementary schools.

Programs run Monday to Friday  (see below for specific times at the various locations). Families are welcome to drop in at whatever time meets their needs. StrongStart Centres follow the regular school calendar.     

Please note that all StrongStart sites will continue to be open at their usual times during the school’s kindergarten to Grade 7 student-involved conference days. Our StrongStart programs will welcome, as usual, children from ages 0 to pre-kindergarten and their parents/caregivers on these days.




StrongStart CLOSURES

Strong Start centres do not operate on days that their host schools are closed, for example on Pro-D/Non-instructional Days, Altered Calendar Days, Stat Holidays, Christmas, Spring and Summer Break. 

All StrongStart centres will be closed on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7.

In the event of facilitator absence/illness, StrongStart Centres may be closed. Please refer to the information below for updates regarding hours of operation for each Centre. Information regarding any absences will be updated daily by 8:10 a.m.

How to register for StrongStart

Registration for the 2016-17 school year:

Registration opens September 6th, 2016 at all StrongStart Centres during their regular operating times.  Children and their families can start attending September 12th.

Parents can register in person at the StrongStart Centre on the first day they wish to attend. Registration is on a continual intake basis during the school year.  Online pre-registration is no longer required. 

Please note: In addition to completing a registration form, you must also provide proof of age documentation. Acceptable proof of age: birth certificate, passport or visa, permanent resident card, or other documents issued by Immigration Canada.

BC Health Care Cards are NOT considered identification for verification purposes.

What is StrongStart?

StrongStart is a free program for parents with children aged infant to five years old.

Parents and caregivers attending StrongStart BC will participate with their children in organized sessions like story time and circle time.

They will also be able to participate in free play, arts, early literacy, and information sharing, and will help choose and serve healthy snacks.

Parents and caregivers are likely to discover new ways to support their children’s learning at home, and may make valuable connections with others attending the centre.

What are the benefits of StrongStart?

The benefits of StrongStart include: increasing children’s exposure to literacy and play; providing information about parenting and community resources; providing a fun and healthy learning environment that benefits the whole family; and recognizing parents as their children’s first and most important teacher.

For more information about StrongStart

Phone: 604.463.4200
Fax: 604.463.4181
Lynne Lloyd –

StrongStart Learning Centres are available at the following schools in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.  

Attendance is solely on a drop-in basis so parents or caregivers can attend as much, or as little, as they like.  All children who will be attending must be registered. 

Blue Mountain Elementary (8:30 – 11:30)  Mon-Fri 
12153 – 248 Street, Maple Ridge                                        

Davie Jones Elementary (8:30 – 11:30) Mon-Fri  
12030 Blakely Road, Pitt Meadows                                            

Eric Langton Elementary (8:30 – 11:30)  Mon-Fri
12138 Edge Street, Maple Ridge               

Fairview Elementary (8:30 – 11:30 M, W, F and 11:30 – 2:30 T, Th)  
12209 – 206 Street, Maple Ridge                                                                         
Glenwood Elementary (8:30 – 11:30) Mon-Fri 
21410 Glenwood Avenue, Maple Ridge               

Hammond Elementary (8:30 – 11:30)  Mon-Fri
11520 – 203 Street, Maple Ridge  

Harry Hooge Elementary (8:30 – 11:30)  Mon-Fri  
12280 – 230 Street, Maple Ridge                                      

Highland Park Elementary (8:30 – 11:30 M, W, F and 11:30 – 2:30 T, Th)  
18961 Advent Road, Pitt Meadows   



Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their full potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to fully support all individuals in their personal development as successful learners and respectful contributors to society.