Strong Start Centres


Participate with your young child (aged birth to five) in play-based early learning activities – including stories, music and art. At no cost to families, this early learning drop-in program helps prepare children for success in Kindergarten.

StrongStart BC programs provide rich learning environments designed for early learning development – language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional. Qualified early childhood educators 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.

The following StrongStart Centers welcome children and families in the Fraser-Cascade School District (Kent Elementary, Coquihalla Elementary and Boston Bar Elementary Secondary)

Kent Elementary

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Coquihalla Elementary

  • Monday: 8:30am – 11:30am
  • Tuesday: 8:30am – 11:30am and 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am – 11:30am and 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am – 11:30am and 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30 – 11:30am

Boston Bar Elementary-Secondary

  • Monday- 11am-3pm
  • Tuesday- 9am-1pm
  • Wednesday 11am-3pm
  • Thursday 9am-1pm
  • Fridays when in session- 11am-3pm