Preschool Programs

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StrongStart is a Ministry of Education funded free program offering opportunities for parents and caregivers of children aged up to five years to participate in free ‘play and learn centres’ located in schools.  The centres operate on a drop in schedule and offer free nutritional snacks and stimulating learning resources that engage children and parents.  They are staffed by qualified Early Childhood Educators.

StrongStart is a wonderful beginning place for your little one to learn together with others: to imagine, create, read with you and others, play dress-up, sing and rhyme.

Centres are open Mondays through Fridays, except on school holidays and Pro-D days.

A StrongStart Centre provides a place, a time and great resources for you and your child to play, to:

  • Explore with sand and water
  • Explore through art – in a variety of media
  • Develop important social and communication skills
  • Develop all of the senses
  • Learn songs, enjoy music and movement
  • Learn finger plays
  • Listen to stories
  • Play dress-up and imagine me
  • Climb, slide, build with blocks
  • Play with natural and real materials

A child learns through play.

We think of play as simply a child’s unorganized, fun time. But it is so much more than that. Play provides the solid foundation of a child’s learning: children develop vocabulary and early literacy skills through singing, rhyming, and stories; by listening and speaking as they play; and by telling you about what they are playing.

They develop physical and motor skills through movement and discovery. They develop social skills and emotional control as they play with you and with others. Give your child a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

Come to a StrongStart Centre, or have your family childcare provider come and help your child get the best start for Kindergarten.

For more information please contact Nicomekl Elementary School 604 533-1468 or email

StrongStart Closures 2018/2019

September 12 – Open to families  (OPEN)
September 21 – Administrative Closure

October 5 – Administrative Closure
October 8 -Stat Holiday (Thanksgiving)
October 19 -Professional Development Day

November 9 – Administrative Closure
November 12 – Stat Holiday (Remembrance Day)

December 20 – Last day with families before Winter Break  (OPEN)
December 21 – Administrative Closure

January 7, 2019 – Administrative Closure
January 8 – Administrative Closure
January 9 – First day open to families  (OPEN)

February 15 – Professional Development Day
February 18 -Stat Holiday (Family Day)

March 14 – Last day before Spring Break  (OPEN)
March 15 – Administrative Closure

April 1 – Administrative Closure
April 19 – Stat Holiday (Good Friday)
April 22 – Stat Holiday (Easter Monday)

May 3 – Professional Development Day
May 20 – Stat Holiday (Victoria Day)

June 21 – Last day open to families  (OPEN)


This is a program for Langley preschoolers. The program gives preschoolers and adults an opportunity to learn about our school and services in our community.

Ready-Set-Learn is proudly presented by: The Langley School District, Langley Public Health Unit, Child Development Center.

Schools and dates:  TBA
Facilitator: TBA

The program is open to all preschoolers, ages three and four years old. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.


As part of Ready, Set, Learn for all schools a regional community CHILD Day is held at one elementary school. The CHILD Day brings health and child development specialists in speech, language, nutrition/allergies and behaviour, and an immunization clinic to the regional school for an entire morning. There is child-minding available for this CHILD (Children’s Health Information Learning and Development Day).

Day session. Intended for parents of children ages 0-5. Parents from ALL Langley regions are welcome at any of the regional CHILD Days.

Registration: The Child Day in the South Langley area will be announced.

You only need to pre-register with Fraser Health 604-539-2900 if immunization is needed for your child.

  • Free books, crafts, educational goodies and nutritional snacks included at every session.
  • All participating families will receive a free provincial government booklet of information and ideas on helping preschoolers prepare for school.

Theme Play
Fine Motor Skills and Emergent Writing
Active Living In The Early Years
Oral Language Rhyming

All Sessions are 10:00 am-11:30 am

Essential Elements Montessori

Preschool and KinderCaremontessori Preschool and Daycare

Introductory French language program

  • Small class sizes
  • Qualified teachers
  • Warm and friendly environment
  • Fun family phonics
  • Hands on learning
  • One on one attention
  • Monthly themes
  • Field trips
  • Arts and crafts
  • Circle time with songs and dance
  • Imaginative and dramatic play

We are a Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten focused on each individual child. We incorporate the Montessori Method with more modern approaches and continue to evaluate new ideas in the field of Early Childhood Education. We believe that children learn best when they are given free choice in a structured environment. The classroom and its materials are designed to educate children.

Everything in the room has a purpose and an intended lesson. Our program combines multi age groups from three to the ages of five or six.

Along with one on one attention, we also encourage children to work in groups together. Socialization is very important for young children and they will learn to share, co-operate and problem solve with other children.

Program runs from 9:00-3:00 Monday to Friday

For further information please call (778) 772-3431 or check the website:
Book a tour today to observe one of our classes.

Before And After School Child Care Centre

Available at Nicomekl Elementary School – Room 18 -.

  • School aged child care
  • Fully licensed by Fraser Health and Ministry
  • Staff meet licensed facility requirements (ECE certification, First Aid and Criminal Record check)

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Drop by for a visit or call us at 778-240-9858 for more info


Nicomekl Elementary School

20050 - 53 Avenue, Langley
BC, V3A 3T9
Phone: 604-533-1468
Fax: 604-533-1469