North Vancouver School District
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StrongStart Guidelines


The North Vancouver School District has developed the following guidelines to maximize the benefits of the StrongStart program, and ensure the safety and adequate supervision of all participants:

  1. Complete the registration and consent form and return them on your next visit to the Centre.

  2. All children who attend the StrongStart program must be attended by an adult (parent or caregiver). A maximum of two children/adult is permitted. Special consideration may be made for parents/caregivers who have more than two children (from the same family) if adequate supervision can be provided. *Please speak with the StrongStart facilitator at your centre.

  3. Sign in and out every day. This is very important so that in the case of an emergency we can ensure the safety of all people in our school.

  4. Parents/caregivers are asked to refrain from using their cell phones while at the StrongStart program. Phones can remain on for emergency purposes, but should not be used for making phone calls, texting, or accessing the Internet in the StrongStart classroom.

  5. Encourage your child to do as much for themselves as possible and to interact with other children. Please supervise your child constantly and remain close at hand.
  6. Parents/caregivers can take photos of their own children at StrongStart, but should refrain from photographing other children.

  7. All StrongStart Centres are nut and allergen-free environments. A healthy snack is provided; please do not bring food unless pre-arranged. Nursing and bottle-feeding babies is appropriate.
  8. For safety reasons, and in accordance with fire regulations, if attendance at the StrongStart reaches a maximum number of participants, facilitators will post a sign outside the door to indicate that the centre is full that day. Please respect these guidelines and arrange to visit the StrongStart centre on another day.


If you have any questions about these guidelines, or the StrongStart program, please contact your school's StongStart Facilitator or the Principal.