North Vancouver School District
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StrongStart
StrongStart resumes Monday, September 21, 2020*
We are excited to welcome our youngest learners to the StrongStart program in the North Vancouver School District.

Please familiarize yourself with COVID-19-related changes for this year's program.

*The Westview StrongStart program begins on September 28, 2020.
StrongStart resumes Monday, September 21, 2020*
We are excited to welcome our youngest learners to the StrongStart program in the North Vancouver School District.

Please familiarize yourself with COVID-19-related changes for this year's program.

*The Westview StrongStart program begins on September 28, 2020.


accurate-boy-build-298825.jpgAbout StrongStart

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. At no cost to families, this early learning drop-in program helps prepare children for success in Kindergarten.

The North Vancouver School District is very proud of the StrongStart program we provide in seven of our elementary schools. Children and their parents or caregivers in our community can access high quality early learning environments and activities offered in the StrongStart centres located at Norgate, Westview, Montroyal, Eastview, Boundary, Lynnmour, and Seymour Heights Elementary Schools.

To help children get ready for success in kindergarten, qualified early childhood educators lead and demonstrate learning activities, story time, music and art. Parents and caregivers will learn how they can help support their children's learning, language development, skills, knowledge, and attitudes for success in school.

The StrongStart Facilitators prepare the snacks for children at the Centres to ensure compliance with food safety standards. StrongStart is a "nut-aware" program.


Registration


To ensure the health and safety of children, caregivers, and staff,  StrongStart sessions will have a maximum of 6 children with one accompanying parent/caregiver.

Parents/caregivers are asked to select both a preferred StrongStart location and one preferred day of the week.  StrongStart facilitators at your location will let parents/caregivers know if additional sessions become available.

Parents/guardians will receive a confirmation email indicating location and day of the week once registrations are processed. 

Parents/caregivers will also receive a welcome email from facilitators outlining hygiene protocols and entry locations specific to each school site.

The Registration form is available here.

Registration forms and required documents may be handed in at a StrongStart location.

Please Note: If your child (ren) has been previously registered, please submit the registration form for this school year. Citizenship and Proof-of-Residency documents are not required with the submission. 

The StrongStart Guidelines are available here.


COVID-19


COVID-19 protocols will be outlined and sent to parents/caregivers in a welcome email from a StrongStart facilitator.  Further information regarding COVID-19 protocols for the North Vancouver School District may be found HERE.


StrongStart Centres in the North Vancouver School District

Boundary StrongStart Centre

750 26th Street East
North Vancouver BC  V7K 1A4
Phone 604.903.3260
Fax 604.903.3261
Program Hours:
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Eastview StrongStart Centre

1801 Mountain Highway
North Vancouver BC  V7J 2M7
Phone 604.903.3520
Fax 604.903.3521
Program Hours:
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 11a.m.

Lynnmour StrongStart Centre

800 Forsman Avenue
North Vancouver BC  V7J 2G6
Phone 604.903.3590
Fax 604.903.3591
Program Hours:
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Montroyal StrongStart Centre

5310 Sonora Drive
North Vancouver BC  V7R 3V8
Phone 604.903.3650
Fax 604.903.3651
Program Hours:
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Norgate StrongStart Centre

1295 Sowden Street
North Vancouver BC  V7P 1L9
Phone 604.903.3680
Fax 604.903.3681
Program Hours:
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Seymour Heights StrongStart Centre

2640 Carnation Street
North Vancouver BC  V7H 1H5
Phone 604.903.3760
Fax 604.903.3761
Program Hours:
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Westview StrongStart Centre

641 17th Street West
North Vancouver BC  V7M 0A1
Phone 604.903.3840
Fax 604.903.3841
Program Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Questions?

For more information about StrongStart Centres in North Vancouver School District, please contact:

Anne Lawson
Principal, Early Learning/Early Literacy
Email: Anne Lawson