StrongStart BC


StrongStart BC early learning programs provide school-based early learning services for adults and their young children, aged birth to five, at no cost to families.  Both children and adults can benefit from StrongStart BC early learning programs – children have access to high-quality learning environments and benefit from social interactions while the adults who accompany them learn new ways to support learning, both at the program and at home. Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities, including stories, music and art to help children get ready for success in kindergarten. Parents and caregivers attending StrongStart BC programs can expect to participate in organized sessions like story time, in play activities, and in serving a healthy snack. Parents and caregivers are likely to d iscover new ways to support their children’s learning at home, and may make valuable connections with others attending the program.



StrongStart Centres in Vancouver Island West SD84

School District 84 operates a multi-site StrongStart Outreach Program, with service for the communities of Zeballos and Tahsis. A new site for the outreach, at Ray Watkins Elementary in Gold River, will be opening in September 2012.


Parent Child

 Zeballos StrongStart Centre

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday, 9am - noon then 1pm to 3pm


Ray Watkins StrongStart Centre

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday, 8:45am - noon

Contact Us

School District 84
#2 Highway 28 (Box 100)
Gold River, British Columbia
Canada V0P 1G0

Phone: 250-283-2241
Fax: 250-283-7352