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Mission Public Schools is proud to offer a variety of Early Learning opportunities such as StrongStart and other preschool programs. Links to the individual information pages have been integrated into the headings below. 

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.  

​Downloadable PDF  to learn about BC's Early Learning Framework: early_learning_framework.pdf


StrongStart is...

  • A place where…families are valued and recognized as their child's very first and most important teacher
  • A place that…models and supports family literacy
  • A place to…meet other children and their families
  • A place which… reflects the language and cultures of the community
  • A place where…information on parenting concerns, child development, school facilities, and local community resources are readily available
  • A place where…learning is fun. Parents and caregivers play alongside their child, therefore encouraging early learning
  • A place where…children can develop emotionally, socially, physically, cognitively
  • A place where...children learn through play​

StrongStart is designed for preschool aged children and their parent/caregiver; however children from birth to six years of age are very welcome. We encourage the whole family to join us.

StrongStart is available at many of our local schools and outreach sites.

Click Here for more information about registration,  class times and location.​

For free, confidential support, contact Mission Early Years Navigator, Brianne Huish​, 604-219-3311


Join Diana and Brianne on October 27th for the first session of this monthly parent/caregiver group.

This month they will be joined by district counsellor, Meg Kruger for "The Power of Pause" - a look at mindfulness and how bringing it into each day will help both the big people and little people in your life!

To register, email

Sharing and Caring, November 2021 (click here for PDF)

Dewdney Outdoor Education Campus - Mission Montessori​

Programs offered:

  • Extended Day Preschool (Group Child Care)
  • Half Day Preschool – AM classes only
  • Before & After School Care​


Imagination Station - Silverdale Campus

Programs offered: 

  • ​Daycare/Preschool Enhanced
  • Infant/Toddler Care
  • Junior Kindergarten
  • Out of School Care​

Little Willows Early Learning Childcare Centre - Stave Falls Campus

​​​​Programs offered: 

  • ​Outdoor Preschool ​
  • Infant & Toddler Care
  • 3-5 Full Day Enhanced Preschool
  • Out of School Care (K- Gr6)