There are 12 StrongStart BC Early Learning Centres located in elementary schools throughout Burnaby. They are located in schools or on school grounds so you and your child (ages 0-5 years) become part of the school community even before your child enters kindergarten.
WHAT IS A STRONGSTART CENTRE?
StrongStart Centres provide parents and caregivers an opportunity to share in their child’s early learning experiences and learn and grow together through PLAY.
The StrongStart Educators are qualified Early Childhood Educators. They provide carefully selected materials and activities that promote the development of social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and early literacy skills necessary for lifelong learning.
Community partners such as the Burnaby Public Library, Information Children, and Fraser Health Dental Screening are also invited to come and share how they can help support you and your family. Educators can connect you to additional community resources as well.
There is no cost to attend StrongStart but the parent/primary caregiver is required to remain with their child and fully engage and participate in the program.
Burnaby Schools StrongStart Centres are open Monday to Friday from 9 am to noon, when schools are open for instruction. The Morley StrongStart Centre is open from 8:45 to 11:45 am. Additional closures are posted at each centre.
To ensure high quality programs and safe standards of practice, many of our centres limit attendance to 2 or 3 days a week. To avoid overcrowding all centres are indicated as full when their capacity is reached. Preference to attend Burnaby StrongStart Centres is given to Burnaby residents living in the community closest to the centre.
If you would like to register for StrongStart please visit the StrongStart Centre closest to you.
We look forward to meeting you and your child!
All Burnaby StrongStart centres will open Tuesday, September 17. For the 2019-20 calendar of all centre open and closed dates, click here
Having trouble printing a registration form? No worries, all StrongStart Centres have blank forms. Unfortunately we are not accepting visitors or anyone without proper documentation at this time.
Burnaby Schools StrongStart Centres advise that children with the following symptoms remain at home:
- Sore throat or trouble swallowing
- Severe itching of body or scalp (i.e. lice)
- Severe headache
- Abdominal cramps
- Infected eyes (i.e. pinkeye)
- Difficulty in breathing – wheezing or persistent cough
- An acute cold and/or fever
- Runny nose and eyes
- Pain (any complaints of unexplained or undiagnosed pain)
Children with the following symptoms are not permitted to attend:
- Fever over 38.3 C (100 F), accompanied by general symptoms such as lack of energy
- Undiagnosed rash
If your child is not able to participate in all aspects of the program, please keep them at home.
If your child has a communicable disease such as chicken pox they are not to attend the centre until the doctor has confirmed they are no longer contagious. In cases of diagnosed communicable disease, please advise the StrongStart Educator so other parents may be informed of potential exposure.
If you require additional information about illness, symptoms, or contagious periods refer to HealthLinkBC at https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/
For more information on StrongStart BC CLICK HERE