StrongStart Programs


StrongStart is a free, drop-in early learning program for children 5 and under and who are accompanied by a parent, or caregiver

Our StrongStart BC’s are back to offering a “Drop-in” visit system for families!
Check your StrongStart Facebook page for updates
Parents and caregivers attending StrongStart centres can expect to participate in organized sessions like story time and play-based activities. They are likely to discover new ways to support their children’s learning at home, and may make valuable connections with other in the community who are also attending the centre.

Qualified Early Childhood Educators lead learning activities such as stories, music, and art to help your child prepare for success in Kindergarten.

Register Online! or download the PDF for StrongStart today!

*StrongStart/Wendys House visits are limited to one per week, collectively

*Limited capacity of 9 visitors per session

*Parents and guardians please wear a mask.

Alexander Elementary

– Facility –
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 10:30am
Phone: (250) 748-8148

Khowhemun Elementary

– Facility –
at Drinkwater School
Thursday & Friday
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Phone: (250) 746-7845

– Outings –
Monday & Tuesday
9:30am – 11:30am

– Zoom –

Drinkwater Elementary

– Facility –
Monday – Friday
8:45am – 10:45am
Phone: (250) 748-9232

Chemainus Community School

– Facility –
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am – 10:45am
Phone: (250) 246-3588

George Bonner Elementary

– Facility –
Monday – Friday
8:45am – 10:45am
Phone: (250) 743-5571

Palsson Elementary

– Facility –
Monday – Friday
9:15am – 11:15am
Phone: (250) 749-6691

Wendy’s House

– Facility –
Opens January 11th, 2021
Monday – Thursday
Two sessions:
10:00am – 11:15am and 11:45am – 1:00pm
Phone: (250) 748-0321 ext. 320