Strong Start BC

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Strong Start BC is a free, drop-in early learning program for parents and children 0-5 years of age.  The activities are led by qualified early childhood educators and include story time, music, and art for example.

Children benefit from the social interaction with each other and learn from the activities. Parents can develop some tools to help support their children’s learning.

Things you should know

  1. Parent participation is required!
  2. It may be best to call the center to confirm their hours before you drop in.  Some centers are more well attended than others, so look around if you want a busier or quieter play environment.  Programs usually run during the school year and are on hiatus during the summer months.
  3. The first time you go you’ll need to register:  bring proof of identification for your child (birth certificate or passport) and proof that you reside in BC (bills with your address)

The Strong Start Centers in Richmond are listed below:

Mitchell Strongstart
12091 Cambie Road, p 604-295-6429

Morning program: 8:45 to 11:15
Outreach 11:15 to 11:45
Afternoon Program: 12:30 to 3:00
Outreach 3:00 to 3:30

Grauer Strongstart
4440 Blundell Road, p 604-295-6429
Morning program: 9:00 to 11:30
Outreach 11:30 to 12:00

Woodward Strongstart
10300 Seacote Road, p 604-295-6432
Morning program: 8:45 to 11:15
Outreach 11:15 to 11:45
Afternoon program: 12:30 to 3:00
Outreach 3:00 to 3:30

Thompson Strongstart 

6211 Forsythe Crescent, p 604-295-6428
M,Tu,Th: 12:30 to 3:00, Outreach 3:00 to 3:30
Wed/Fri 9:30 to 12:00, Outreach 12:00 to 12:30

Errington Strongstart
9831 Herbert Road, p 604-295-8046
Morning program 9:00 to 11:30
Outreach 11:30 to 12:00

For programs outside of Richmond, please see Strong Start BC Programs



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