The parent is the first and most important teacher in a child's life. Campbell River School District supports parents in this important role by providing a free, early learning program, called StrongStart, for young children from birth to kindergarten and their parents or caregivers.
Under the direction of licensed early childhood educators, parents and children participate in early learning activities, such as story time, music, singing, art and puzzles.
Children gain problem-solving skills and build self-esteem and the social skills that will help them when they enter school. Parents and caregivers learn activities that they can do at home to further support their child's learning and nutrition, as well as connect with other parents and caregivers.
The school district has StrongStart Centres at Cedar Elementary School, Georgia Park Elementary School, Sandowne Elementary School, and Sayward Elementary School. We also operate a mobile StrongStart on Homalco Reserve.