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 Schedule Updates:

​All centres closed April 19th Pro-D Day


*StrongStart centres will be closed on Thurdays starting April 18th. Please see dates below for closures. ​​​If you have a child attending kindergarten in September 2024 feel free to register for the Kickstart to Kindergarten program below.


Kickstart to Kindergarten

Once a week on Thursdays StrongStart Centers will be welcoming families who will be starting kindergarten in the fall of 2024. Come and connect with your future school community and enjoy: imaginative play, storytelling, art, music activities and make new friends! Click the school name below to register.


Thursdays Mornings 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Bramblewood StrongStart: April 25- June 13

Moody Middle StrongStart: May 2- June 6

Cedar Drive StrongStart: May 9- June 13

Riverview Park StrongStart: April 18- June 6

Rochester StrongStart: May 9- June 13

Central StrongStart: May 2- June 20

Mundy Road StrongStart: May 2- June 20

Seaview StrongStart: May 2- June 20

Coquitlam River StrongStart: April 18-June 6


Thursdays Afternoons 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meadowbrook StrongStart: April 25- June 13

Roy Stibbs​ StrongStart: May 2- June 6

Birchland​ StrongStart: May 9- June 13​​

Hazel Trembath​ StrongStart: April 18- June 6

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​​​​T​he afternoon StrongStart session that was previously held at Hazel Trembath Elementary is now being held at Coquitlam River Elementary from 12:45-3:45PM. Click he​re​​ for letter to families.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We strive to offe​r playful, child-centred experiences for families to enjoy in safe ways. Thank you for your continued understanding of new policies in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you! β€‹


​DROP IN CLASSROOM β€‹β€‹SESSIONS
​MORNIN​G (8:45 AM – 11:45 AM) 
Monday-Friday​​
​Bramblewood​
Central​
Riverview Park​Rochester​
Cedar Drive​Seaview​
  Mundy Road β€‹

​Coquitlam River
M//W/TH/F    

M/T/W/TH

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AFTERNOON (12:45 PM – 3:45 PM) 
Monday-Friday
​Birchland
Meadowbrook​
​Hazel Trembath​ 
(located at Coquitlam River Elementary)
​Roy Stibbs​
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DROP IN OUTDOOR SESSION

MORNING (8:45 AM – 11:45 AM) 

(All sessions will be held at pre-designated locations)​​

​Coquitlam River
 Tuesday (Forest Classroom)
​Moody Middle​Forest Fridays
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StrongStart is offered on a first come first serve basis. We're limited to a capacity of 30-40 bodies depending on the size of each centre.

Strict physical distancing is no longer required. However, centres will be utilizing available space to spread people out where possible. 

All families will complete a daily hea​​lth assessment prior to attending. If you or your child are unwell please stay at home.​

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How to Register for New ​Families 


Step 1: Review the StrongStart Letter of expectation - Feb. 2024.pdf​

Step 2: Download the Strong Start Registration Form (PDF) on your device.​

It is recommended that you complete the registration form using a computer (PC or Mac).

Mobile phone, iPad or tablet is not recommended.

If you are unable to complete t​he registration form on a computer, please contact 604-937-6381.

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​Step 3: Complete the Registration Form.

Save it on your device as β€œStrong Start Registration for [Name of Child]"

Step 4: Prepare the required documents for registration. 

                Data Entry Guidelines and Acceptable Documentation​​

Families have the option of sending scans or photos of all required documents. 

  • Proof of your child's birthdate 
  • Proof of parent's residency

Step 5: Send an email back to strongstart@sd43.bc.ca and attach the Strong Start Registration Form and other required documents.​

​ENVIRONMENTS 

 

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM 

  • Play spaces will be pre-designated either on the school grounds or within the local community. *Note: Please  contact strongstart@sd43.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 optional. 
  • StrongStart teachers will wash their hands frequently. 
  • StrongStart teachers and participants will practice physical distancing whenever possible. 
  • A small snack will be distributed during each session.  If you have dietary needs, please be prepared to provide your own snack. 
  • Access to washroom facilities is limited but not prohibited. Home facilities are recommended before coming to the StrongStart centre. 
  • Signs are posted to inform families of precautions. Please read these. 
  • Each person will sanitize their hands before entering the classroom/building.  
  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted for all high touch point areas and materials. 

 

ENTERING AND EXITING THE STRONGSTART CENTRE 

  • Participants will sanitize their hands. 
  • Participants will enter and exit all indoor sessions while maintaining physical distancing where possible. β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3J 0M6
604-939-9201 604-939-7828