StrongStart programs are a Free parent participation program 

 They provide safe rich learning environments designed specifically for children from birth to pre-kindergarten.  StrongStart programs focus on early learning development – language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth. Qualified Early Childhood Educators lead learning activities where children find opportunities to make friends and interact with others of similar ages.  Each centre will offer Art/Craft, along with Circle/Song time, a free snack and many many other opportunities to learn through play.

Before you attend……

Participants will be asked to complete a registration form and provide documentation of the child’s proof of age (Birth Certificate, BC ID, Passport, Perm. Res. Card, or Immigration Doc ).   To download and print StrongStart Registration Forms, please chose a centre:

Duncan Cran, Robert Ogilvie, Hudson’s Hope,  StrongStart Registration Form

Taylor, Prespatou, Buick Creek: SS Registration Form Outreach Sept 2019 2020


Duncan Cran StrongStart:

8130 89 ave, Fort St. John, BC

Mon – Fri. mornings 8:30am – 11:30 am

For Up to Date Duncan Cran Calendar follow this Link: StrongStart Calendar

  • Griff Peet, Principal & Loretta Harms, Early Childhood Educator, at (250)787-0417.



Robert Ogilvie StrongStart:  

9907 86 st, Fort, St. John, BC

Monday-Friday. mornings 8:30am -11:30am

For Current Calendars with dates and times follow this Link:  StrongStart Calendars

  • Jerelyn Orcutt, Principal & Christine Bennett, Early Childhood Educator, at (250)785-3704.



Hudson’s Hope Elementary School

10114 Holland St., Hudson’s Hope, BC

Mon -Fri mornings 8:30 am – 11:30am

For an up to date calendar follow this link: StrongStart Calendars

  • Derrek Beam, Principal & Natilie Pringle, Early Childhood Educator, at (250)783-9994


Outreach programs:

The outreach programs are as follows:

Taylor Elementary School: 

 9808 Birch Avenue E, Taylor, BC

Monday mornings 9:15 am – 11:45 pm

For up to date calendars follow this link: StrongStart Calendars

  • Nancy Maxfield, Principal & Suzanne Currie, Early Childhood Educator, at (250)789-3323


Prespatou Elementary/Secondary School:

22113 Triad Rd Prespatou, BC

Wednesdays 9am – 11:30am & 12:30pm – 3:00pm

For up to date calendars please follow this link: StrongStart Calendars


  • Glenn Longley, Principal & Anna Wiebe, StrongStart facilitator, (250)630-2241

Buick Creek Elementary School:

154 Road Buick Creek, BC

Thursday 9am – 11:30am

For up to date calendars please follow this link: StrongStart Calendars

  • Sean Thomas , Principal & Tamara Wieler, StrongStart facilitator, (250) 630-2231




Virtual StrongStart

The Virtual Early Learning Program is a free program offered to families with children aged 0-5 years who are living in a rural/isolated community. Weekly group sessions will be held on-line with children and an Early Childhood Educator to focus on key areas of learning such as numeracy and literacy. As well, parents will have an opportunity to network with other parents on-line to support early learning.

For more information please contact: Deb Wormley, Early Childhood Educator