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JOIN US FOR STRONGSTART & ‘TALES & TRAILS’

** StrongStart will temporarily require pre-registration.  Scroll down to your location to reserve your spot!

SD46 is excited to offer StrongStart to our families.  This free program offers a warm and welcoming space to support playful connections between young children and their families and caregivers.  The program is designed specifically for children from birth to pre-kindergarten with a focus on connection, play and early learning development.

You and your child can explore, play and learn in an environment that is friendly, supportive and inspiring!

Each StrongStart location has a qualified Early Childhood Educator to lead activities that provide your child the opportunity to interact with others of similar ages.  Our educators also provide support to parents and caregivers by answering questions about early learning development.

Families can expect a shared experience with activities such as story circles, interactive songs, imaginative play and arts and crafts.  A healthy snack will also be provided each day.

***COVID-19 Precautionary Measures***

In order to ensure our StrongStart community’s health and safety during these unprecedented times, we are asking families to pre-register for their StrongStart location – we will temporarily be closed to drop-ins.  Registrations will be limited per session to ensure proper social distancing. We ask that families only register for one session and this will be when you attend each week up until winter break. (Registration will reopen for Winter and Spring sessions if we are still unable to offer drop-in).  Measures we are taking include:

  • High touch points will be wiped down frequently
  • There will be an emphasis on hand washing between activities
  • Snacks will be provided in a paper bag upon leaving
  • Each centre will provide orientation and guidelines to families regarding entering/exiting the building, washrooms and change tables and anything else specific to their centre

Dress for the Weather as activities will be both indoors and outside!!

If you have any questions, contact Kirsten Deasey, District Principal of Learning & Innovation at kdeasey@sd46.bc.ca or at (604) 741-5787.

Find us on Facebook: Sunshine Coast StrongStart

We have five locations:


Gibsons StrongStart
Gibsons Elementary School
783 School Road, Gibsons
Roberts Creek StrongStart
1088 Roberts Creek Rd., Roberts Creek
Sechelt StrongStart
Sechelt Learning Centre
5538 Shorncliffe Avenue, Sechelt
(across from the Library and Swimming Pool)
Halfmoon Bay StrongStart
8086 Northwood Road, Halfmoon Bay
Madeira Park StrongStart
5012 Gonzalez Road, Madeira Park
Calendar of closures for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows:

StrongStart Calendar 2020/21

StrongStart 2020-2021 Registration

FALL Session (September 28 - December 18)

 

Gibsons StrongStart

Contact Jane at jvanklinken@sd46.bc.ca to register. Please include your preferred date and time as well as your child(ren)’s name(s) and age(s) in your email. 

Roberts Creek StrongStart

Contact Kippy at kguerrero@sd46.bc.ca and Marie at mlewis@sd46.bc.ca to register.  Please include your preferred date and time as well as your child(ren)’s name(s) and age(s) in your email.

Sechelt StrongStart

Contact Rachel at rwatson@sd46.bc.ca and Marilyn @ mdowney@sd46.bc.ca to register.  Please include your preferred date and time as well as your child(ren)’s name(s) and age(s) in your email.

HalfmoonBay StrongStart

Contact Lauri at lpaul@sd46.bc.ca to register.  Please include your preferred date and time as well as your child(ren)’s name(s) and age(s) in your email.

Madeira Park StrongStart

Contact Andrea at awilson@sd46.bc.ca to register.  Please include your preferred date and time as well as your child(ren)’s name(s) and age(s) in your email.

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