Mission Public Schools is proud to offer a variety of Early Learning opportunities such as StrongStart and other preschool programs. For questions, you can email Mission Early Years Navigator, Brianne Huish or reach out by phone at 604-219-3311. Be sure to follow us on Facebook @MissionEarlyYearsSD75.
Since 2022-23, the Early Learning and Child Care department has been overseen by District Principal Karen Gréaux, phone 604-826-6286 Ext. 3311.
Ready, Set, Learn
Ready, Set, Learn venues are held at all of our elementary schools and we, as educators and community members, have worked collaboratively to share ideas and strategies on how best to support young children in becoming lovers of language and books. It truly has been a "grass roots" project, borne from the idea that we truly can make a difference when we work together as a community to "raise readers" in Mission.
The provincial information on “Ready, Set, Learn", and "Early Learning Framework" can be found by clicking the links.
StrongStart is a no-cost play-based program for children and their parent/caregiver. Typically, it starts the third week of September and follows the school calendar. We provide rich play-based learning environments to support early learning development – language, physical, cognitive, social, and emotional aspects. Children have opportunities to meet and interact with children of similar ages, and parents/caregivers become part of a supportive community. StrongStart is a wonderful way to become familiar and comfortable with the school system and assists with a gentler transition to Kindergarten.
Families will register at the StrongStart site of their choice, but can attend any StrongStart centre.
|Registration and Location Information|
StrongStart is a drop-in program, parents and caregivers can come with their children to any location, at any time, during the hours posted below. To register your child for StrongStart, please complete the registration form and submit it to the StrongStart Facilitator at one of the listed schools.
Please note: In addition to completing the registration form, you must also provide proof of age documentation. Acceptable proof of age: birth certificate, passport or visa, permanent resident card, or other documents issued by Immigration Canada. Download the registration form by clicking on the image to the right or click here.
|School Name||Address and Phone number||Days of Service (only during school days)|
|Cherry Hill Elementary||32557 Best Avenue|
Mission, B.C. V2V 2S5
|Monday to Friday: 12:15 - 3:15 pm|
|Mission Central Elementary||7466 Welton Street|
Mission, B.C. V2V 6X4
|Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 12:15-3:15 pm Wednesday 3:30 - 6:30 pm|
|West Heights Community||32065 Van Velzen Avenue|
Mission, B.C. V2V 2G6
|Tuesday to Friday: 8:15-11:15 am|
|Windebank Elementary||33570-11th Avenue|
Mission, B.C. V2V 6Z2
|Monday to Friday: 8:15-11:15 am |
|10340 N. Deroche Road|
Deroche, B.C. V0M 1G0
|Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:15-11:15 am|
|29715 Donatelli Road|
Mission, B.C. V2V 1H6
|Tuesday & Thursday 8:15-11:15 am|
|Outdoor Strongstart||Centennial Park|
7871 Taulbut Street
|Monday (only) 8:15 - 11:15 am|
**Free Program offered by Mission Community Services**
IPALS (Immigrant Parents as Literacy Supporters) PROGRAM
PROGRAM FLYER - ENGLISH PROGRAM FLYER - PUNJABI
Monday sessions from 8:30 - 11:00 am (Breakfast Included)
November 20, 27 & December 4, 11 January 15, 22, 29 & February 5
Located at Cherry Hill Elementary-Strong Start 32557 Best Avenue
TO REGISTER FOR IPALS contact Manpreet at Mission Community Services at (778)201-2334 or email@example.com
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