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What is a StrongStart Centre?

A StrongStart Centre is a school-based, early learning parent participation program and provides a new gateway to lifelong learning. On your first visit to any StrongStart Centre, please bring your child’s Birth Certificate and Care Card to register into the program.

It offers a high quality early learning opportunity to families with young children that encourages problem-solving skills, self-esteem building practices, and the social skills that will help them successfully manage in school and lay a foundation for life-long learning.

This program recognizes that the parent is the first and most important teacher in a child’s life. Increased involvement in their child’s education contributes to success and teaches family literacy and the importance of a family-involved education.

The StrongStart Early Learning Centres are funded and supported by the Ministry of Education and School District No. 27.

StrongStart Centres follow the School District No. 27 School Calendar, and close for holidays, Professional Development Days, and Not-In Session days.  StrongStart is offered at the following Locations (click on the school to find more information):


Catherine Getz

Williams Lake and Region

Cataline Elementary

Early Childhood Educator: Leigha Holley
(250) 392-7154
Monday to Friday

Marie Sharpe Elementary

Early Childhood Educator:  
(250) 392-4104
Monday to Friday

Mountview Elementary

Early Childhood Educator:  Amandah Cullum
(250) 392-7344
Monday to Friday

150 Mile Elementary

Early Childhood Educator: Tina Branch
(250) 296-3356
Tuesday & Thursday

Horsefly Elementary

Early Childhood Educator: Tina Branch
(250) 620-3438
Monday & Wednesday

Beulah Munson

T: (250) 398-9198
Contact Beulah Munson for more information in Williams Lake and area.

100 Mile House and Region

100 Mile Elementary

Early Childhood Educator: Tammy Levesque-Holyk
(250) 395-2258
Monday to Friday

Kindergym - 100 Mile Rec. Center

Early Childhood Educator: Elke Baechmann
(250) 706-2481

100 Mile Elementary - Afternoon 

Early Childhood Educator:  Rhonda Brown
(250) 706-2481
Tuesday & Thursday 

Forest Grove Elementary

Early Childhood Educator:  Rhonda Brown
(250) 397-2962
Tuesday & Thursday

Horse Lake Elementary

Early Childhood Educator:  Jennifer Jones
(250) 395-4577
Tuesday & Friday

Lac La Hache Elementary

Early Childhood Educator:  Jennifer Jones
(250) 396-7230

Mile 108 Elementary

Early Childhood Educator:  Jennifer Jones
(250) 318-8486
Monday & Thursday

Shelly Joyner

T: (250) 395-9303
Contact Shelly Joyner for more information in 100 Mile House and area.

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