StrongStart

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

StrongStart centres are currently offering in-person programming with reduced room capacities to allow for physical distancing. Families select days to attend by advance booking only. Below you will find the details of our current COVID procedures.

StrongStart COVID Safety Procedures

New families can contact a centre directly and find a time for them to attend for the first time. Current StrongStart families can request a time by following the method outlined below for each centre.

Current StrongStart Centre Times and Advance Booking Details

In addition to in-person programming we are also offering weekly Zoom sessions and outdoor sessions. These are drop-in sessions with no capacity limits. No advance registration is required.

StrongStart Zoom 

Every Wednesday afternoon 1pm to 2pm

https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/67058258447 

Meeting ID: 670 5825 8447 

Passcode: play 

StrongStart Outdoor Sessions

Wednesday mornings at various outdoor locations we’re offering outdoor opportunities around Delta for families to experience outdoor learning.

StrongStart Outdoor Calendar

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: Family Resource Navigator

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

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
604-596-1701
hellings.elem@deltaschools.ca

McCloskey Elementary (morning and afternoon programming)
11531 80th Avenue
604-596-9554
mccloskey.elem@deltaschools.ca

Jarvis Elementary
7670 118th Street
604-594-3484
jarvis.elem@deltaschools.ca

Chalmers Elementary
11315 75th Avenue
604-594-5437
chalmers.elem@deltaschools.ca

Heath Elementary
11364 72nd Avenue
604-596-1508
heath.elem@deltaschools.ca

In South Delta:

Port Guichon Elementary
4381 46a St, Delta, BC
604-946-0321
portguichon.elem@deltaschools.ca