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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:

Summer StrongStart July 9 - August 24 (check for specific dates/ times / venue)

StrongStart Schedule for 2017-18

for additional afternoon StrongStart Sessions

StrongStart Parent Handbook

September 25th - First day of StrongStart
June 26th - Last day of StrongStart

StrongStart centres will be closed on all non-instructional days, as well as all school holidays.
Dates StrongStart centres will be closed:  October 20, November 23 & 24, January 29, February 23, April 26 & 27
May 18 - StrongStart will be open, but meeting in a local park.  Location to be announced.
Closed for winter break from December 24 - January 5
Closed for spring break from March 19 - April 3
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.