Strong Start

 

StrongStart BC early learning programs provide school-based early learning services for adults and their young children, aged birth to five, at no cost to families.  Both children and adults can benefit from StrongStart BC early learning programs – children have access to high-quality learning environments and benefit from social interactions while the adults who accompany them learn new ways to support learning, both at the program and at home.

Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities, including stories, music and art to help children get ready for success in kindergarten.

Parents and caregivers attending StrongStart BC programs can expect to participate in organized sessions like story time, in play activities, and in serving a healthy snack. 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 program.

StrongStart Centres

Check sites for up to date operation times. Note that all sites are closed on Pro D Days.  

All sites are closed for the summer and will reopen the second week of September.

School Hours Address Open/Closed
Bernard Elementary Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30 45465 Bernard Ave

Closed

Nov. 1 & 4

Cultus Lake Community Tue&Thur:8:15-11:15 71 Sunnyside Blvd. C.L.O

Closed

Nov. 1 & 4

Little Mountain Elementary

Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30

9900 Carleton St.

Closed

Nov. 1 & 4

McCammon Traditional Mon-Fri: 8:15-11:15 9601 Hamilton St.

Closed

Nov. 1 & 4

Rosedale Traditional Mon- Fri: 8:15-11:15 50850 Yale Rd.

Closed

Nov. 1 & 4

Strathcona Elementary Mon/Wed/Fri: 8:30-11:30 46375 Strathcona

Closed

Nov. 1 & 4

Unsworth Elementary

Mon-Fri: 8:45-11:45

5685 Unsworth

Closed

Nov. 1 & 4

Watson Elementary Mon-Fri: 8:30-11:30 45305 Watson Rd.

Closed

Nov. 1 & 4

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is StrongStart?

  • A qualified early childhood educator will lead the families in activities that include stories, music and crafts. Inviting centres will be set up around the room that will allow parents to engage their children in enriching and fun activities that will help the children learn through play. Healthy snacks will be available and provide a time for neighbourhood families to connect with each other.

    Other local agencies, such as public health nurses, FVRL, and school staff will be invited to drop by and provide important connections for the families as well.

Who Can Attend?

  • The programs are designed for 0-5 year olds.  Parents or Caregivers remain with their child(ren) at the Centre. There's no need to pre-register. Come as often as you like.

 

Information & Announcements

School Bus Safety Tips

For Drivers

  • The large AMBER alternating flashing lights warn motorists that the school bus is about to stop to either load or unload students; slow and stop if it is safe to do so.
  • The large RED alternating flashing lights warn motorists to STOP as the school bus is either loading or unloading students.
  • Drivers must STOP in either direction whenever you see flashing RED lights on a school bus.
  • After stopping for a school bus, don't start moving again until the bus moves on or the driver signals that it's safe by turning off the lights and pulling

Inclement Weather Guidelines

The Chilliwack School District has a detailed plan for Inclement Weather which covers interruptions to bussing service, school and site closures, and a Transportation Snow Plan for high elevations. Always check our main page, www.sd33.bc.ca for updates during periods of inclement weather.

Learn more: Inclement Weather

Ride 360 Bussing App

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