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Quality Early Learning Experiences

Abbotsford has 12 StrongStart Early Learning Centres operating in elementary schools. StrongStart is offered to parents and caregivers with children ages zero – five years. There is no cost to families but the parent/caregiver is required to remain with their child and participate in the program. It is not necessary to have English as a first language to attend the drop in programs.

StrongStart centres offer preschool aged children, quality early learning experiences. These centres offer play based early learning opportunities and demonstrate to parents and caregivers how they can enhance their child’s development. The emphasis of the program is on learning through play, language and positive social interactions.

Check the flyer below for the StrongStart Centres in your neighbourhood. Call ahead for details about registration and opening hours. For any questions regarding the StrongStart program, please contact your school or Donna Wright, District Principal of Early Learning:

StrongStarts for 2019-2020 school year will begin on Monday, September 23, 2019, with the exception of Sweeney Centre StrongStart which will be opening Monday, September 9th!  Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre hours are Monday - Friday (9:00am - 12:00)

For list of programs and times

StrongStart Parent Handbook

StrongStart centres will be closed on all non-instructional days, as well as all school holidays.

Please note:  Parent and Tot Drop-in will be cancelled at Blue Jay Elementary School on September 25 due to school hosting "Meet the Teacher Night".

Sites may need to close for a variety of reasons with little or no notice.  If a location needs to close for a day, we will communicate this information as soon as we can.

For more information on StrongStart go to the Ministry of Education website.