What is Strong Start?
A Langley School District drop-in program for parents/caregivers to bring their children ages 0 – 5 years for play sessions, story times and singing times. The children learn social skills and gradually develop motor skills, early literacy and number skills, helping to prepare for kindergarten.
When and Where is StrongStart?
StrongStart Centres are open most school days (at the schools listed below). Most StrongStart Centres facilitators post a calendar indicating when the Centre is open or closed. You can also call the school before you come. The daily schedule includes snack time, playtime, story time, etc.
The Langley School District has nine StrongStart Centres; Douglas Park, James Hill, Langley Meadows, Nicomekl, North Otter, Parkside, Simonds, West Langley and Willoughby.
Why should my child participate?
One quarter of BC’s children do not have all the skills they need to successfully transition into Kindergarten. Programs such as StrongStart enable parents to help their children develop the emotional control, social competence, large and fine motor skills, number awareness, oral and self- expressive literacy skills to have a successful start when formal schooling begins in Kindergarten.
- Call the school to confirm the program in ongoing.
- Bring your child, along with their birth certificate to the school where you will complete a registration form. If your caregiver is bringing your child, please ensure they know all the information such as proper names, birthdates and emergency contact numbers.
- Now your child is ready to participate and will benefit very much from regularly attending StrongStart!
StrongStart Centres are happy, welcoming places for children and families/caregivers to learn.
We look forward to meeting you!