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Creating educational connections for families with pre-schoolers
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. ONLINE registration is now OPEN at http://www.sd42.ca/strongstart-registration. You may also register on the first day you attend StrongStart.
♦ In the event of facilitator absence, 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.
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.
How to register for StrongStart
Pre-register ONLINE at http://www.sd42.ca/strongstart-registration. You may also register in person the first day you attend StrongStart.
Please note: In addition to this registration form, you must also provide proof of age documentation which you should bring the first time you attend StrongStart. Acceptable proof of age: Birth cerificate, Passport or Visa, Permanent Resident card, or other documents issued by Immigration Canada.
BC Health Care Cards are NOT considered identification for verification purposes.
Please note: all StrongStart Centres will be closed Friday, May 31, 2013, to allow facilitators to attend a conference.
For more information about StrongStart...
Lynne LLoyd - email@example.com
StrongStart Learning Centres are available at the following schools in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, If you have pre-registered online, please bring child's identification to the Centre the first day you attend.
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 should be registered.
Blue Mountain Elementary (8:30 - 11:30)
12153 - 248 Street, Maple Ridge
Davie Jones Elementary (8:30 - 11:30)
12030 Blakely Road, Pitt Meadows
Eric Langton Elementary (8:30 - 11:30)
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)
21410 Glenwood Avenue, Maple Ridge
Hammond Elementary (8:30 - 11:30)
11520 - 203 Street, Maple Ridge
Harry Hooge Elementary (8:30 - 11:30)
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
Strong Start closures
Strong Start centres do not operate on days that their host schools are closed, for example on Pro-D days, Christmas, Spring and Summer Break. The last day of attendance for children and their families is Friday, June 21, 2013.