Registration for the 2020-21 school year:
Registration for StrongStart centres will start the week before the centres are open. StrongStart Registration drop-in times will be during the week of September 28 (Sept. 28 to Oct. 2).
Registration opportunities at each centre will also be available during pre-registered sessions. Please contact a centre by emailing the facilitator if you have not attended one of our StrongStart programs and you would like to register.
If you are registering for the first time, click this registration form link to access a fillable registration form to send to the StrongStart site facilitator through email or to print off and bring with you to the StrongStart site at a pre-arranged time along with proof of your child’s birthdate (birth certificate or passport).
**Site-specific email information is available in the For more information about StrongStart section below.
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.
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.
Strong Start centres do not operate on days that their host schools are closed (e.g. professional development and non-instructional days). Altered Calendar Days, Stat Holidays, Christmas, Spring and Summer Break.
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.
In accordance with the current Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines, we welcome families to attend pre-registered sessions. Please contact the school site facilitator for more information regarding registration and participation in our StrongStart sessions. StrongStart Learning Centres are available at the following schools in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
24093 104th Avenue, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Erica Hopgood
Davie Jones Elementary
12030 Blakely Road, Pitt Meadows
StrongStart Facilitator: Kathleen Aalten
Eric Langton Elementary
12138 Edge Street, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Beth Asham
12209 – 206 Street, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Lori Anderson
24789 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Kristina O’Rourke
11520 – 203 Street, Maple Ridge
To be announced.
Harry Hooge Elementary
12280 – 230 Street, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Carmela Bassetto
Highland Park Elementary
18961 Advent Road, Pitt Meadows
StrongStart Facilitator: Claire McAleese