Strong Start

Early Learning Centre

This program is designed to work in partnership with parents, their children, an Early Childhood Educator, and community partners.

Community partners include:

School District 10 (Arrow Lakes), Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy,
Slocan Lake Early Learning Society and the Healthy Families Resource Group.

Your Child:

Your child will feel free to explore and play in an environment that is friendly, safe and inspiring!


You will get to share in the excitement and successes of your child’s early learning experiences!

A time for play:

Halloween At Strong Start

  1. Explore with sand and water
  2. Explore through art with a variety of mediums
  3. Develop all the senses
  4. Learn songs, enjoy music
  5. Learn fingerplays
  6. Listen to stories
  7. Play dress-up
  8. Climb and slide
  9. Build with blocks
  10. Pretend play with animals, little people, dolls
  11. Play with natural and real materials

Nutritious snacks are provided!
drop-in timesDrop-In Times

Please join us:

Monday and Friday  9pm – 12pm
Tuesday, Thursday 2pm-5pm
Wednesday 5-8pm (soup and gym)

For more program details contact:

Charlene Alexander
Early Learning Program Coordinator

Phone: 250 358 7768


BC Ministry of Education

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Education.

Where are we?

We are located at:

Lucerne Elementary Secondary School

604 7th Ave.
New Denver, BC

A program of:

StrongStart Early Learning Centre

A School Based Early Learning Program

A free drop-in program for children 5 and under and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.

Parent & Caregiver Testimonials:

“StrongStart is a great community connector.” Trevor Holsworth – Dad

“We love Bean!” Ayla & Raya Kipkie – Children

“It is a wonderful place & opportunity to meet up with friends, play and do new and interesting crafts and activities!” Natasha Weiss – Mom

“I think StrongStrong is a great program the children get to socialize with people their own size in a safe, loving environment. My grandson always enjoys being here.” Heidi Casely – Grandmother

“Jiro and I love StrongStart. Socializing while doing various activities promotes all the good developments like solving puzzles etc. and it is interesting for me too.” Jackie Taylor – Grandmother

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Supported Child Development
Ministry of Children and Family Development