Quality Early Learning Experiences

Abbotsford has 13 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 must remain with their child and participate in the program. Having English as a first language is not necessary to attend 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 program emphasizes learning through play, language and positive social interactions.

As StrongStart is a drop-in program, registration occurs upon your first visit. Please bring your child's birth certificate; if you cannot bring this, the facilitator will help you with what other forms of identification are acceptable. 

Locations and Hours of Operation

  • Alexander Elementary, 2250 Lobban Road
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Blue Jay Elementary, 30995 Southern Drive
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Clearbrook Elementary, 3614 Clearbrook Road
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Dormick Park Elementary, 32161 Dormick Avenue
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Dr. T.A. Swift Elementary, 34800 Mierau Avenue
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Godson Elementary, 33130 Bevan Avenue
    Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Tuesday/Thursday, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Harry Sayers Elementary, 31321 Blueridge Drive
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Jackson Elementary, 33165 King Road
    Monday to Friday, 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
  • John Maclure Elementary, 2990 Oriole Crescent
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Margaret Stenersen Elementary, 3060 Old Clayburn Road
    Monday to Friday, 8:45 am - 11:45 am
  • Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre, 33355 Bevan Way
    Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Ten-Broeck Elemtary, 2580 Stanley Street
    Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Terry Fox Elementary, 3071 Babich Road
    Monday to Friday, 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Abbotsford StrongStarts will be open on September 25, 2023 with the exception of Sweeney, which is already open for families.

For any questions regarding the StrongStart program, please contact your school or Andrea Senft, Manager, Childcare and Early Learning, at

Please visit for ideas, stories, songs, games and activities to do with your children at home.  These will be updated regularly.

StrongStart centres will be closed on all non-instructional days and all school holidays. Sites may need to close for various reasons with little or no notice.  If a location needs to close for a day, we will communicate this information as soon as possible. For more information on StrongStart, go to the Ministry of Education website.