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​​​​​​​​​​​​​We are excited to welcome families back to StrongStart this October 4th. 


Registration begins starting September 29th​ at 9:00 am. 


We strive to offer 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! 


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

  • Pre-registration is required for each session. 
  • Each session is open to a maximum of 6 families (1 adult and up to 3 children per family), to a maximum of 15 people during in-person visits. 
  • 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 health assessment and confirm attendance upon entering. 
  • A small snack will be provided during each session. If you have dietary needs, please be prepared to provide your own snack. 
  • Masks are mandatory for adults. *Note: Please bring your own as they won't be provided* 

 ​​**NEW SCHEDULE**


IN-CLASS SESSIONS

MORNING (9:05 AM – 11:05 AM)

AFTERNOON (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

Seaview

Bramblewood

Central

Riverview Park

Rochester

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Meadowbrook

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Coquitlam River

Monday

Thursday

Hazel Trembath

Monday

Thursday

Moody Middle

Tuesday

Friday

Roy Stibbs

Mundy Road

Birchland

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Cedar Drive

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

OUTDOOR SESSIONS

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

MORNING (9:05 AM – 11:05 AM)

AFTERNOON (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

Coquitlam River

Tuesday

Friday

Hazel Trembath

Tuesday

Friday

Moody Middle

Thursday

Mundy Road

Friday

How to Register for New ​Families 


Step 1: 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 2: Complete the Registration Form.

Save it on your device as “Strong Start Registration for [Name of Child]"

Step 3: Prepare the required documents for registration.

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

How to Register for a Session 


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


Families can register for a session by emailing strongstart@sd43.bc.ca and indicating the following information: 

  • 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  

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​ unless otherwise communicated by your StrongStart teacher. 


ENVIRONMENTS 

 

INDOOR CLASSROOM 

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

 

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. 
  • An individually packaged small snack will be distributed during each session.  
  • 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 and adults will put on their masks 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 


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 where possible. 

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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