"The Best Beginning"

StrongStart is a free drop-in program for parents or caregivers with

babies, toddlers and preschool children

This program is designed to work in partnership with parents, their children, an Early Childhood Educator, and community partners.

The StrongStart program incorporates family-centered practices for families with children birth to five. It is recognized that early learning enrichment can significantly optimize developmental potential.

Your Child:
Your child will feel free to explore and play in an environment that is friendly, safe and inspiring!

You will get to share in the excitement and successes of your child’s early learning experiences!

A time for play

• Explore with sand and water • Play with other children
• Explore through art with a variety of mediums • Climb and slide
• Develop all the senses • Build with blocks
• Learn songs, enjoy music • Listen to stories
• Learn fingerplays • Play with natural and real materials
• Pretend play with animals, little people, and dolls

Nutritious snacks are provided for children!


Drop-In Times

Choose from:

Tremblay Elementary StrongStart
11311 – 13A Street, Dawson Creek, BC
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dawson Creek StrongStart
#200 10808 – 15th St, Dawson Creek
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tues., Wed, & Thurs
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Devereaux Elementary StrongStart
4584 Road 208, Arras, BC
Mon & Wed
9:15 am: 12:15 pm

Parkland Elementary StrongStart
5104 Parkland Road , Farmington, BC

Tues & Thurs
9:00 am: 12:00 pm

Windrem Elementary StrongStart
5004 – 46th Street, Chetwynd, BC
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tues Wednesday and Thurs

1:00 - 4:00 pm

McLeod Elementary StrongStart
8025 Road 265, Progress, BC
Tues & Thurs: 9:30 am: 12:30 pm

Tumbler Ridge StrongStart
180 Southgate, Tumbler Ridge, BC
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more program details please contact:
Mary Manuel
Early Learning Program Coordinator
Phone: 250-784-7672

Why we are here?

  • Support parents in understanding their child’s unique needs.
  • Provide resources to parents to prepare their child for further education.
  • Provide opportunities for a child’s optimal growth and development.
  • Support families as the most important:
    • source of learning
    • source of emotional support
    • source of developmental encouragement available to a child.

A School Based Early Learning Program

A Project Of

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia

through the Ministry of Education.

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