StrongStart is a free, drop-in program for children aged birth to 5 years and their parents, grandparents & caregivers. We look forward to welcoming our early learners and families into our schools.

SD#58 StrongStart Programs are fully funded by the Ministry of Education.


District Vice-Principal Early Learning/Childcare (Board Office)

Daniella Bennie


Central Elementary School
1501 Voght Street
ECE Educator: Marni DeRyckere
Days & Times
Monday: 12PM – 3PM
Tuesday – Friday: 9AM – 12PM
Diamond Vale Elementary School
2675 Coldwater Ave.
ECE Educator: Ewa Olguin-Resendiz
Days & Times
Monday – Friday: 8:30AM – 11:30AM
Nicola Canford Elementary School
2311 Postell Street
Lower Nicola
ECE Educator: Sheri Talerico
Days & Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thurday & Friday: 8:30AM – 11:30AM
Wednesday: 12PM – 3PM
John Allison Elementary School
499 Corina Avenue
ECE Educator: Erin Williams
Days & Times
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9AM – 12PM
Thursday: 12PM – 3PM

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Our child-centered programs develop a sense of well-being and belonging and offer opportunities for exploring, creative play, developing language and literacy while focusing on social responsibility and cultural diversity.