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Family members in the forest with their young child

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StrongStart Early Learning Centre

StrongStart Centers will be closed any days that schools are not in session (e.g. holidays, pro-d days), as well as a few additional dates. The last day for StrongStart for this year is June 24, 2024. NOTE: Quarterway will be closed May 28 - June 7, 2024. 

Registration

If you have previously registered your child for StrongStart, you do not need to re-register.

If you have not yet registered your child in StrongStart, registration is available online.

  • Before you begin the process, please have your child鈥檚 birth certificate or passport available.
  • Click the registration link above and fill in all the required spaces.
  • Upload a scan or photo of your child鈥檚 birth certificate or passport.
  • Click the Send button.

For those who prefer, paper copies will still be available. You can download the PDF Registration form here.  Please contact your school to submit a paper copy and required documents. Please remember a photocopy of your child鈥檚 birth certificate or passport is also required to register.

Have you moved? Has your child already been registered at a StrongStart Centre outside of Nanaimo-Ladysmith? Please contact your school.


Please have only 1 adult attend if possible to allow for more spaces for children during this time.

  • Drop in between the hours of 9:00am – 12:00pm at the centres (except Quarterway which is 9:15am – 12:15pm).
  • There are up to 25 spots (adults and children combined) available per centre.
  • As you arrive, look for the Red/Green card on the sign/door/cone. Green there is space, red is sorry we are full. 
  • Sign in when you arrive at the StrongStart room.
  • Be respectful of peoples’ personal space and follow all guidelines in place. 
  • Stay home if unwell. 
  • Use respiratory etiquette. (e.g. sneeze into a tissue).
  • Masks are optional. 
  • Perform healthy hand hygiene. (e.g. washing hands when arriving)
  • Footwear must be worn when in the centre. Please bring inside footwear for adults and children to wear. It helps keep our centres clean for the babies crawling around.
  • Questions about StrongStart? Please email StrongStart@sd68.bc.ca.

StrongStart Signs

To help support families, families will know if there is space when they arrive. Outside of the school, there will be either a Green Sign, meaning 鈥淐ome on in there is space鈥, or a Red Sign, meaning 鈥淪orry we are full. See you soon鈥. 

Poster for Forest Fridays. Text over a graphic of a blue sky with a green mountain and yellow and orange sun "Join Frank J Ney Strong Start and Mcgirr Strong start for Forest Fridays -9:15am- 12:15pm - Forest Area beside Uplands Park Elementary - Bring a full waterbottle, reusable cup for team, and dress for the weather - Dates: March 1, April 5 and 19, May 3 , 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 and 14. Entrance to the forest pathway between 3454 and 3460 Littleford road"

StrongStart Centres


140 View Street, Nanaimo
250 754-3231
9:00am – 12:00pm

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2215 Gould Road, Nanaimo
250 722-2722
9:00am – 12:00pm


205 Howard Avenue, Nanaimo
250 753-3418
9:00am – 12:00pm


5301 Williamson Road, Nanaimo
250 729-8045
9:00am – 12:00pm


625 Georgia Avenue, Nanaimo
250 753-1044
9:00am – 12:00pm


510 Sixth Avenue, Nanaimo
250 245-3912
9:00am – 12:00pm


6199 McGirr Road, Nanaimo
250 758-8946
9:00am – 12:00pm


1632 Bowen Road, Nanaimo
250 754-6845
9:15am – 12:15pm


Resources for StrongStart Parents