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StrongStart

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Ҵý District No. 42, with financial support from the BC government, offers StrongStart Learning Centres at eight elementary schools.

For more registration information, please see the How to register for StrongStart section below.

Our StrongStart programs run Monday to Friday and will welcome young children (infant to age five) and their parents/caregivers on these days.

How to register for StrongStart

Registration for the 2023/24 school year

Registration for StrongStart centres will start when the centres are open, beginning on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, for StrongStart centres in Davie Jones Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Highland Park Elementary, and Webster’s Corners Elementary. A later date will be announced once determined for StrongStarts in Riverside Centre, Eric Langton Elementary, and c̓əsqənelə Elementary

For a list of centres and hours, please see the StrongStart centres – hours section below. You do not need to preregister to attend a StrongStart session.

If you are registering for the first time, click this registration form link to access a fillable registration form to send to the StrongStart site facilitator through email or to print off and bring with you to the StrongStart site during a drop-in session along with proof of your child’s birthdate (birth certificate or passport). The facilitators will have blank copies available if you are unable to access the form.

**Site-specific email information is available in the For more information about StrongStart section below.

What is StrongStart?

StrongStart is a free program for parents with children aged infant to five years old.

Parents and caregivers attending StrongStart BC will participate with their children in organized sessions like story time and circle time.

They will also be able to participate in free play, arts, early literacy, and information sharing, and will help choose and serve healthy snacks.

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.

What are the benefits of StrongStart?

The benefits of StrongStart include: increasing children’s exposure to literacy and play; providing information about parenting and community resources; providing a fun and healthy learning environment that benefits the whole family; and recognizing parents as their children’s first and most important teacher.

StrongStart centres - hours

Davie Jones Elementary
Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

12030 Blakely Road, Pitt Meadows
StrongStart Facilitator:Kathleen Aalten

Fairview Elementary
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

12209 – 206 Street, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator:Lori Anderson

Highland Park Elementary
Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
18961 Advent Road, Pitt Meadows
StrongStart Facilitator:Claire McAleese

Webster’s Corners Elementary
Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
25554 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Carmela Bassetto

c̓əsqənelə Elementary
Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
24093 104th Avenue, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Sarah Neider

Eric Langton Elementary
Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.; 11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

12138 Edge Street, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Beth Asham (a.m.) and Hanna Sekhon (p.m.)

Riverside Centre – opening October 10, 2023
Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

20575 Thorne Ave, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator:Erica Hopgood

StrongStart CLOSURES

Strong Start centres do not operate on days that their host schools are closed (e.g. professional development and non-instructional days). Altered calendar days, statutory holidays, Christmas, spring and summer break.

In the event of facilitator absence/illness, StrongStart centres may be closed.

For more information about StrongStart

Phone: 604.463.4200
Fax: 604.463.4181

Please contact the school site facilitator for more information regarding registration and participation in our StrongStart sessions. StrongStart Learning Centres are available at the following schools in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Download registration form

c̓əsqənelə Elementary
24093 104th Avenue, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Sarah Neider
sarah_neider@sd42.ca

 

Davie Jones Elementary
12030 Blakely Road, Pitt Meadows
StrongStart Facilitator:Kathleen Aalten
kathleen_aalten@sd42.ca

 

Eric Langton Elementary
12138 Edge Street, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Beth Asham & Hanna Sekhon
beth_asham@sd42.ca &hanna_sekhon@sd42.ca

 

Fairview Elementary
12209 – 206 Street, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator:Lori Anderson
lori_anderson@sd42.ca

 

Riverside Centre
20575 Thorne Ave, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Erica Hopgood
erica_hopgood@sd42.ca

 

Highland Park Elementary
18961 Advent Road, Pitt Meadows
StrongStart Facilitator:Claire McAleese
claire_mcaleese@sd42.ca

 

Webster’s Corners Elementary
25554 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
StrongStart Facilitator: Carmela Bassetto
carmela_bassetto@sd42.ca

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.