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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 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.

***Communicable Disease Prevention Measures***

In order to ensure our StrongStart community’s health and safety during these unprecedented times, we are taking the following measures:

  • StrongStart will be held outside as much as possible. Participants will be asked to dress for the weather.
  • The number of participants inside will be limited in order to maintain physical distancing.
  • Participants and staff will be asked to complete a daily health check prior to entering the school and then sign-in upon arrival.
  • Adults will wear masks inside. Extra masks will be available, as required.
  • Resources for completing a Daily Health Check can be found here:
  • The full StrongStart Communicable Disease Prevention Plan can be viewed here.

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

If you have any questions, contact Rachel Watson, Administrative Assistant, at (604) 885-6787 or or contact Kirsten Deasey, District Principal of Learning & Innovation at 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 2021-2022 school year are as follows:

Click Here to View the StrongStart Calendar 2021/22

StrongStart 2021-2022

Drop-in sessions will be following  COVID safety protocols

Gibsons StrongStart contact:


Roberts Creek StrongStart contact:


or Kippy:

Sechelt StrongStart contact:


Halfmoon Bay StrongStart contact:


Madeira Park StrongStart contact:


Tails and Trails contact: Sarah:

Safety protocols and precautions will be in effect in all programs.  All programs are free of charge and snacks will be offered at every session.

StrongStart Outreach will continue as usual, with no pre-registration required.

Check out our Facebook page for the latest times and dates!

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