StrongStart BC Early Learning Centres

Welcome to Burnaby Schools StrongStart BC Early Learning Centres

StrongStart registration is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration is ongoing throughout the school year. We are excited to welcome you!

NEW CHILDREN (not currently registered)

All new children must register online for the 2023-2024 school year by clicking on the StrongStart Registration link, . Please follow the instructions on the online form and check for accuracy. Duplicate registrations for more than one location will not be accepted. Incomplete forms will not be processed. Please allow time for your registration to be processed.

To ensure high quality programming at StrongStart centres, attendance is limited to 1-2 days per week at the child鈥檚 registered program.听 During registration, families choose their preferred site, and all necessary data including emergency contacts and medical information, is collected. This process ensures that each StrongStart Educator has the necessary information to work closely with their families to build community, provide a high-quality program, maintain a safe standard of practice, and have the necessary information to communicate details specific to each centre. Currently, programs are not able to accommodate caregivers who are providing child care to children from multiple families.

Preference to attend Burnaby StrongStart Centres is given to Burnaby residents living in the community closest to the centre.

RETURNING CHILDREN (registered prior to May 31, 2023)

Drop-in programming for all听returning听children, previously registered online during the听2022-23 school year, begins September 19, 2023

What is a StrongStart Centre?

StrongStart Centres provide parents and caregivers an opportunity to share in their child鈥檚 early learning experiences and learn and grow together through PLAY. Families have the most important role in promoting their child鈥檚 well-being and learning and are asked to remain with their child to engage in this supportive and joyful, no cost, program.

StrongStart Educators are qualified Early Childhood Educators. They work in relationship with children and families to create safe and welcoming environments. Educators also provide carefully selected materials and activities to provide opportunities for children to invent, investigate, build theories, play, and learn skills necessary for lifelong learning.

Community partners such as the Burnaby Public Library, CCRR, Information Children, and Fraser Health Dental Screening are also invited to come and share how they can help support you and your family. Educators can connect you to additional community resources as well.

Burnaby Schools StrongStart Centres are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 11:30am when schools are open for instruction (times may vary).

Additional closures are posted at each centre and may differ between locations. Centres are indicated as听FULL听when their daily capacity is reached.

Preference to attend Burnaby StrongStart Centres is given to Burnaby residents living in the community closest to the centre.

Illness Policy

StrongStart BC Programs follow the Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings. Please read through the information at .

Adults and children with the following symptoms must remain at home:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Runny nose and/or eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
  • Headache
  • Body ache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe itching of body or scalp (skin rash)

If your child is not able to participate in all aspects of the programs, they will need to stay at home.

If you require additional information about illness, symptoms, or contagious periods refer to .

StrongStart Locations

Burnaby StrongStart Locations Map (hours of operation may vary).

For more information on each StrongStart location听please click on the link below:

    For more information on StrongStart BC .