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Program Overview

Strongstart BC early learning programs provide school-based early learning services for families or caregivers and their pre-school aged children, at no cost to families.

The programs are intended to fill a niche for young children who are not attending childcare and are in the home with their parent or other caregivers, such as grandparents or nannies.

Both children and adults’ 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.

Program Goals

To support the development of young children’s well-being and belonging, exploration and creativity, language and literacies, social responsibility and diversity.

Also, to provide opportunities for adults to observe and practice effective strategies that support early learning.


Adult Participation

Adult involvement in Strongstart BC early learning centres and outreach programs is fundamental to the purpose of the program. Research tells us that parents who are active partners in their children’s education and development increase the chance of children’s success.


Daily Program

The Strongstart BC program is a play-based program. Most children’s early learning takes place through play. The positive emotions associated with play are as important as the skills they build in creating a disposition that embraces learning.

The Strongstart BC Daily Program includes consideration of the following:

Learning Centres

Circle Time

Shared Book Time

Creative Art/Project Time

Snack Time

Gym Time

Goodbye Time


Days and Hours of Operation


(subject to change)

Gingolx – Every Tuesday from 9am to 12pm

Laxgalts'ap – Every Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm

Gitwinksihlkw – Every Thursday from 9am to 12pm

Gitlaxt’aamiks - Every Thursday from 1pm to 4pm


Contact Information

Alona Nyathi

Strongstart Facilitator

SD #92

PO BOX 240


BC V0J 1A0

250 633 2039


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