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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.

For any questions regarding the StrongStart program, please contact your school or Donna Wright, District Principal of Early Learning:

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time all StrongStart and Parent & Tot Drop-in Programs are closed to families until further notice.  Please check district website for further updates in regards to when we will be opening.

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

StrongStart Parent Handbook

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