North Vancouver School District
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Early Learning
What do you need to register for the StrongStart BC program?

What do you need to register for StrongStart BC?

North Vancouver StrongStart Centres will be open September 17, 2018.

  1. Please complete the StrongStart registration form. For students new to the StrongStart BC program, please use the StrongStart Program – Student Registration Form.

  2. We require proof of name and date of birth – birth certificate, passport.

  3. We require proof of residence in BC – BC Hydro bill, Telus, or other bill sent to your home address.

  4. Please complete the StrongStart Personal Information Consent Form.

  5. Please take the completed Registration form and the necessary documents to your local StrongStart BC Centre in North Vancouver. For locations and hours of operation, please click here.

Please bring the original documents. We will take photocopies of these documents and return them to you.

What is Early Learning?


Early Learning is defined as "the emerging and expanding of young children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and creative capabilities from birth to school entry.

It is a natural, holistic and exploratory process that young children engage in from birth and that lays the foundation for later learning, whether formal or informal. Early learning is part of and related to early childhood development"

(British Columbia Early Learning Framework 2008, BC Ministry of Education)

What is Early Learning at the North Vancouver School District?

Early Learning Foundations (ELF)

The North Vancouver School District’s Early Learning Foundations (ELF) Program is a well-established partnership between the school district and local early learning (preschool and childcare) providers. Click here to learn more.

Ready, Set, Learn

The North Vancouver School District welcomes 3-5 year-olds who have not yet started kindergarten to come and join us with their parents, guardians, childcare providers, or early childhood educators to Ready, Set, Learn – a free early learning event funded by the BC Ministry of Education. Click here to learn more.


StrongStart BC is a preschool program designed for parents, guardians, or caregivers to participate with your young child (aged birth to five) in one-on-one, play-based early learning activities - including stories, music and art. Click here to learn more.


For more information about Early Learning and Early Literacy at the North Vancouver School District, please contact:

Deborah Wanner
District Principal