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​​​​​CHANGES TO SD43 STRONGSTART CENTRES PROGRAMMING - Please read below for information

It has been wonderful welcoming families back to StrongStart this Fall. While the centres have looked different from the past, we have been striving to continue to offer playful, child-centred experiences for families to enjoy in a safe way. Thank you for understanding our new policies in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Starting January 2021, we are making some changes to our programming. Based on parent feedback, we hope to connect with you more in the New Year. We look forward to seeing you!

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

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).

For indoor sessions, 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 90 minutes. *Note: Please check specific locations for new days/hours*

Masks are mandatory for adults. *Note: Please bring your own as they won't be provided* 

**NEW SCHEDULE AFTER SPRING BREAK**

​IN-CLASS SESSIONS ​
​​​Mornings: ​ ​ ​ ​​
​​​Afternoons: ​ ​ ​ ​​​
Cedar Drive:Monday/Tuesday
9:30am-11:00am ​Birchland:Monday/Tuesday

1:00pm-2:30pm ​
Coquitlam River:Monday
9:00am​-10:30am
Hazel Trembath:Monday
1:00pm-2:30pm ​
Seaview:Tuesday/ Friday
9:15am-10:45am ​Mundy Road:Monday/ Friday
1:00pm-2:30pm ​
Moody Middle:Tuesday/Friday 
9:15am-10:45am ​Roy Stibbs:Tuesday
​
1:00pm-2:30pm ​
Bramblewood:
Tuesday/Thursday/
Friday ​
9:20am-10:50am ​Meadowbrook:Monday/Tuesday
1:10pm-2:40pm ​
Riverview Park:Monday/Tuesday/
Friday ​
9:15am-10:45am ​​

Central:Monday/Tuesday/
Friday
9:45am-11:15am
Rochester:Monday /Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Friday ​9:15am-10:45am ​
​​​​​​​​OUTDOOR SESSIONS
(All sessions will be held at pre-designated locations in your community) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​​Mornings: ​ ​ ​ ​​​​Afternoons: ​ ​ ​ ​
Cedar Drive:​ Friday

9:30am-11:00am ​Birchland:Friday
​ 1:00pm-2:30pm
Coquitlam River:​ Tuesday/Friday9:00am-10:30am ​
Hazel Trembath:​ Tuesday/Friday​​ 1:00pm-2:30pm
Seaview:​ Thursday
9:15am-10:45am ​Mundy Road:​ Tuesday
​ 1:30p​m-3:00pm
Moody Middle:​ Thursday9:15am-10:45am ​Roy Stibbs:​ Monday
​ 1:00pm-2:30pm
​​​​​​​​VIRTUAL SESSIONS ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​One-on-One Support ​ ​​​
                   β€‹β€‹β€‹ ​​​​​Circle Time ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​​ Looking to connect one-on-one? Connect with your local StrongStart teacher to sign up for a virtual Teatime. ​ ​ ​​​​​Interested in a Virtual Circle Time? Reach out to your local ​StrongStart teacher for details! ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Sign up will be open every Wednesday at 9:00am for the following week.
An email will be sent to confirm your space at the session requested.​
Please email strongstart@sd43.bc.ca​ to register for sessions. 


How to Register for StrongStart (New Families)

Step 1: Download the StrongStart Registration Form. 

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

Step 2: Prepare the following required documents for registration.
  • 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)

Step 3: Send an email to strongstart@sd43.bc.ca​ and attach the registration form and required documents. 

  • A total of three (3) documents must be submitted: StrongStart Registration Form (one) and required documents (two).

How to Register for StrongStart β€‹Sessions

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

Step 1:  Send an email to the strongstart@sd43.bc.ca​ with the following information below:

  • Name and phone number of parent/caregiver attending
  • Name and age of each child attending 
  • Location you would like to attend
  • Date you are requesting  

​Step 2: You will be notified via email to confirm your space at the session requested.

Due to the reduced capacity and hours, families are welcome to attend one session per week unless otherwise communicated by your StrongStart teacher.

Environments

 INDOOR CLASSROOM

  • 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.

 OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

  • Play spaces will be pre-designated either on the school grounds or within the local community. *Note: Please contact strongstart@bc.ca or the outdoor StrongStart teacher for details
  • Site assessments will be conducted prior to each session to ensure safety.
  • Families will remain outdoors for the duration of the session unless extreme weather events. Please dress appropriately for all weather conditions.

 HYGIENE, CLEANING AND DISINFECTING

  • Masks are mandatory for all adults. 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 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 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 greeting.
  • Participants will sanitize their hands and adults will wear masks for the duration of all StrongStart sessions.
  • Participants will enter and exit all indoor sessions while maintaining physical distancing.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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