Langley School Districts StrongStart Centres provide welcoming and stimulating play and learn drop-in centres for pre-Kindergarten children ages 0-5 and their parents/primary caregivers.
There is no charge to attend.
Adults and young children connect with others, learning and playing together in well-planned early learning classrooms with excellent resources. The StrongStart facilitator who oversees the program specializes in the interest and needs of families with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
No pre-regisration necessary. You may register on your first visit.
Please bring your child’s birth certificate at the time of registration for EACH StrongStart Center location that he/she attends.
Langley StrongStart drop-in programs are offered at these schools:
- Langley Meadows Elementary (604-530-4101) 9:00am-12:00pm
- Nicomekl Elementary (604-533-1468) 9:00am-12:00pm. Early Learning Facilitator: Trish Brown
- Parkside Centennial (604-856-7775) 8:35am-11:35am
- Simonds (604-530-2361) 9:00am to 12:00pm
- West Langley (604-888-6444)) 9:00am-12:00pm
- Douglas Park (604-533-4491) 1:00pm-4:00pm
- Donna Gabriel Robins (604-530-0251) 1:00pm-4:00pm
- Willoughby (604-888-6033) 1:00pm-4:00pm
- West Langley (604-888-6033) (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Centres are open Monday to Friday, except on school holidays, Administration and Pro-D Days.
- learning through play
- uses BC’s Early Learning Framework
- focus on Early Literacy development
- songs, rhymes, movement, stories
- sensory activity (e.g. sand, water tables, blocks, playdough)
- nature exploration
- fine motor play with puzzles, trucks, cars, miniature people and animals
- social responsibility, empathy of others, turn-taking
- crafts, art, creativity, exploration, play
- large muscle (hop, skip, jump) development
- nutritional snack time provided
- inclusive to all families and caregivers
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