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​​​​​ ​​​​​​StrongStart Centres welcome families back starting Monday, October 26th.  Please read below for information regarding our Safe Restart Plan.

Thank you all for your patience as we have been carefully planning a safe and healthy restart for our StrongStart programs. We are very excited to open our doors to families. While our centres will look different from the past, we continue to offer playful, child-centred experiences for families to enjoy. 

Welcome back – we look forward to seeing you!

Due to COVID-19, please note the following changes to support a safe and healthy space:

  • Pre-registration is required for each session.
  • Each session is open to a maximum of 4 families (1 adult and up to 3 children per family).
  • Each family will be designated a playful area with designated materials. Families will remain in their playful area throughout the entire session.
  • Each session will run for 75 minutes. *Note: Please check specific locations for new hours*
  • Masks are mandatory for adults. *Note: Please bring your own as they won't be provided*​
 
STRONGSTART PROGRAMS ARE OPERATING AT REDUCED HOURS​

​​MORNING PRO​GRAMS ​

MONDAY – FRIDAY
Cedar Drive: 8:45am-10:00am
Central:
9:15am-10:30am
Coquitlam River:
9:15am-10:30am
Rochester:9:25am-10:40am
Seaview:
9:15am-10:30am
Riverview Park:
9:15am-10:30am
TUESDAY/THURSDAY/FRIDAY​  
Bramblewood:
9:15am-10:30am
Moody Middle:
9:15am-10:30am

AFTERNOON PROGRAMS​ ​

MONDAY – FRIDAY
Birchland:
1:15pm-2:30pm
Hazel Trembath:
1:15pm-2:30pm
Mundy Road:1:00pm-2:15pm
MONDAY/TUESDAY/THURSDAY 
Meadowbrook:1:15pm-2:30pm
Roy Stibbs:1:00pm-2:15pm
 ​​

How to Register for New ​Families

If you are interested in joining StrongStart, please email strongstart@sd43.bc.ca​ to register.  

To register, you will be required to email the following documents:

  • A completed and signed StrongStart application form – download here
  • A photocopied/scanned proof of your child's birthdate (as listed on the application form)
  • A photocopied/scanned parent's proof of residency (as listed on the application form)

*If you have no access to the internet or printer, please email strongstart@sd43.bc.ca​ or call 604-937-6381 for an alternative

How to Register for a Session

Sign up will be open every Wednesday at 9:00am for the following week

While we get our online platform secured, families can register for a session by emailing strongstart@sd43.bc.ca and indicating the following information:

  1. Name and phone number of parent/caregiver attending
  2. Name and age of each child attending
  3. Location you would like to attend
  4. Date you are requesting 
     

An email will be sent to confirm your space at the session requested.

Due to the reduced capacity and hours, families are welcome to attend one session per week

​More Information

Classroom Environment

  • Centres will be organized into four playful areas.
  • Each family will be designated a playful area with designated materials.
  • Families will remain in their playful areas throughout the session.

Hygiene, Cleaning and Disinf​ecting

  • Masks are mandatory for all adults in school buildings. Adults are required to bring their own.
  • StrongStart teachers will wash their hands frequently.
  • StrongStart teachers and participants will practice physical distancing whenever possible.
  • No snacks provided. No food will be permitted in the program, except for water bottles. 
  • Families are encouraged to use the bathroom at home before arriving.
  • Signs are posted to inform families of precautions. Please read these.
  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted for all high touch point areas and materials. 

​Entering and Exiting the StrongStart Centre

Meet outside at the predetermined location and time. 

    • StrongStart teachers will wait for all participants to arrive. There will be no late entries. Please arrive on time.
    • If you are unable to attend, please contact strongstart@sd43.bc.ca ASAP.
  • All families will complete a daily health assessment and confirm attendance upon entering.
  • Participants will sanitize their hands and adults will put on their masks before entering the classroom/building.
  • Participants will exit the session while maintaining physical distancing.​​

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828