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4250 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam, BC, V3E 3E5| Phone: 604-942-0241| Contact Us
École Coquitlam River Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)




StrongStart BC SD43 Website

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!


Coquitlam River:
**Door will open @ 9:10am-9:20am for entry.  NO Latecomers will be accepted.
​Classroom Session.  Registration is required please email or call 604-937-6381  **See requirements below

( Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

​​Online ZOOM Circle Times* Invitation required,  please email Miss Susan @​  to get Zoom Invitation

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* ​

New Families:

If you are interested in joining StrongStart, please email 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 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 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.​

Please note:

  • StrongStart teachers will wait for all participants to arrive at the predetermined location and time.  There will be no late entries. Please arrive on-time.
  • All families will complete a Daily Health Assessment and confirm attendance upon entering.
  • Each person will sanitize their hands and adults will put on their masks before entering the classroom/building. *Note: Please bring your own as they won't be provided*
  • No snacks will be provided. No food will be permitted in the program, except for water bottles.  

You will receive a confirmation email if there is availability outlining details regarding your specific location. 





Welcome to Coquitlam River StrongStart:

Each StrongStart Centre in the Coquitlam School District  has qualified Early Childhood Educators facilitating family literacy activities in a play-based learning environment supported by Parent Participation.

StrongStart Facilitators lead learning activities to support each child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Learning activities including stories, music, dramatic play, construction, and art to help in a successful transition into Kindergarten.

StrongStart is a Parent/Caregiver participation program.  This is where you and your child or the child that is in your care move throughout the centre experiencing many activities and learning centers.  It is important that you are participating and talking with your child during their time here.  You will be supporting them through activities, transitions and circle times. 

Children are always observing, listening and learning from the people around them.  You will find that with new experiences and activities you have learned at the centre; you will be able to take these ideas and experiences home and re-create them in your own home as well.  We hope that your experiences with your child at StrongStart are full of rich learning experiences.

Our centre has a strict "No Cellphone Policy"  If you must have your cellphone at the centre please turn it to silent.  If you must use your cellphone during the session we ask that you do so outside of the building.  If you must leave the room at any time your child must accompany you, children are not to be left unattended for their safety.

Many families have meaningful experiences and see many milestones reached during their time at StrongStart, if you witness this happening honor the moment with praise and encouragement ....

See you there!



 Staying Healthy

We clean carefully to prevent the spread of infection in our centres.  We ask for your cooperation in ensuring the good health of all our participants by staying home if you or your child....

Have flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, diarrhea or vomiting.

have cold-like symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and/or head/body aches.

have any communicable conditions or infection such as pink-eye, chicken pox, lice, etc.


We appreciate your consideration in helping us all keep healthy and happy together!




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École Coquitlam River Elementary School

4250 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam BC
V3E 3E5
604-942-0241 604-937-8010
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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