StrongStarts provide free early learning programs for children from birth to Kindergarten entry.

Parents/caregivers attend with their children. 

StrongStarts are led by Early Childhood Educators who support children with their learning and share ideas, resources, and community services with families.

StrongStart centres offer programming most days that elementary schools are open with a few additional closure days. See below for StrongStart calendar dates:

Current Year StrongStart Calendar

New families are welcome to drop in to any program to check it out. The best time to come for the first time is in the first hour when most programs have open play time. No registration or advance booking is required before visiting.

Spring 2023 StrongStart Outdoor Calendar

All StrongStart families are invited to join our outdoor StrongStart every Friday from now till June 23, 2023. Note that for the rest of this school year the StrongStart centre at Port Guichon will be closed on Fridays so that we can offer this outdoor program.

A list of our centres and contact information is available here:  Delta StrongStart Centre Locations and Contact Information

At StrongStart, parents and caregivers will have opportunities to observe and participate in activities that assist early learning, and discover new ways to support your children’s learning at home. You can also meet other parents of young children. A nutritious snack is provided to the children daily.

During program times you may also meet visitors from other Delta agencies such as:

Fraser Health: Public Health  &  Public Health Dental

Boys & Girls Clubs

Options: Childcare Resource Referral


For more information or to register, please contact each school.

we gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the province of BC


Registration for StrongStart is usually completed after the first few visits to the program. To register in-person, bring the legal document(s) confirming your child’s name and birthdate to the centre and complete the registration form. Families may register electronically by completing the registration form and emailing it along with a scanned copy of the legal document.

The legal document to complete the registration must be one be either a Canadian Birth Certificate, First Nations/Band Card, or Canadian immigration document. The list of documents we are able to use can be found on the registration form.

StrongStart Registration Form 

StrongStart Locations and Contact information

In North Delta:

Hellings Elementary
11655 86th Avenue

McCloskey Elementary (morning and afternoon programming)
11531 80th Avenue

Jarvis Elementary
7670 118th Street

Chalmers Elementary
11315 75th Avenue

Heath Elementary
11364 72nd Avenue

In South Delta:

Port Guichon Elementary
4381 46a St, Delta, BC