Participate with your young child (aged birth to five) in a free, play-based program. StrongStart BC programs provide rich learning environments designed for early learning development – language, physical, cognitive, social, and emotional. Qualified early childhood educators employed by the Langley School District lead learning activities where children find opportunity to make friends and interact with others of similar ages.
The overall learning experience is shared as parents and caregivers attend with their children and are encouraged to get involved in activities like telling stories, playing games, and serving healthy snacks. Join us to learn new ways to support your children’s learning, get information about community programs and services, and make valuable connections with others attending the program. Centres are open Mondays through Fridays, except on school holidays and Pro-D days. In the event of inclement weather or power outages, call the school before you come or check school websites.
At no cost to families, StrongStart is offered at eight Langley locations.
Sessions begin Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Drop-in sessions will continue with varying limits depending on the size of the centre. Facilitators will post a sign outside of the centre when it is full. All sessions will be 3 hours, and facilitators will offer a minimum of one outdoor session per week.
Please review the following information below to help you and your family plan your child’s early learning opportunities.
- Snacks may be distributed upon the exit of families.
- Snacks may be distributed within the session of the centre if desired by the facilitator. If there are concerns or issues with the children moving around the room during this time, the facilitator will reinforce the importance of staying in the snack area.
- Food preparation may occur if they meet the guidelines, see excerpt below:
Effective food safety practice are important for everyone preparing and distributing food. FOODSAFE Level 1 covers important food safety and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, and cleaning and sanitizing. It is a helpful resource for those seeking education and training on food safety practices.
Students involved in food preparation and distribution should be taught and supported to practice relevant food safety practices, including hand hygiene.