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Strong Start

Strong Start B.C is a free, drop-in early learning program for preschool-aged children accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities, including stories, music and art to help children get ready for success in kindergarten. Parents and caregivers attending Strong Start centres can expect to participate in organized sessions like story time, in play activities, and in serving a healthy snack. Parents and caregivers are likely to discover new ways to support their children's learning at home, and may make valuable connections with others attending the centre.

A list of up-and-running StrongStart BC centres is available online. The centres are open at least three hours a day and five days a week. For details on an existing or future centre, contact the local school district.

The Province has offered all of B.C.'s 60 school districts the opportunity to participate in the program and almost all are taking advantage.

Strong Start B.C centres are located in school facilities and fulfil government’s election platform and throne speech commitment to use school spaces to deliver early learning services.

StrongStart Dormick Park (Map)
32161 Dormick Ave.
Abbotsford, B.C
778-880-0354 or 604-853-2221 or email:

Strong Start is a FREE parent and child drop in program. Parents/caregivers and their children from infancy to age 5, are welcome to come and enjoy crafts, music and movement, physical recreation, circle time, free play and a nutritious snack. It is a great way to connect with your child and have them interact with other children their age. Any questions about this program please call our office at: 604-853-2221.

The Strong Start Centres are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30am to 11:30pm at Dormick Park Elementary in one of the Portables. Hope to see you there!