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Joanne Bishop – Cedar Elementary

Meet Joanne. Joanne has grown twin sons, three step children, a son-in-law and a really cute dog. Joanne has been an early childhood educator for over 30 years, working in a variety of settings. Joanne's previous job was in an administrative role and she choose StrongStart as she really wanted to get back to working directly with children and families.
Joanne was born in England, immigrating to Canada at age 12 and has lived in Campbell River for the past nine years. She is adventurous; enjoying skiing, Zumba, yoga and many outdoor/active pursuits. She has a great sense of humour, is fun and full of laughter and is very dedicated to her role as the StrongStart facilitator at Cedar Elementary.
Joanne, would like all the families that attend Cedar to feel welcome and part of a community. She looks forward to meeting you and your children.  

 About the StrongStart Program

​StrongStart is a free, drop-in, early learning program for young children from birth to kindergarten and their parents or caregivers.

Under the direction of a licensed early childhood educator, 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 learn activities that they can do at home to further support their child's learning; nutrition; and make valuable connections with other parents or caregivers.

While the program is free, parents do need to complete a registration form so that such items as emergency contact information is on file. Please bring your child's birth certificate with you to register.

For information on the days and times the StrongStart Centre is in operation, please refer to the StrongStart schedule below.  Please check our Facebook page at Cedar Elementary StrongStart for changes to this schedule.


Cedar StrongStart Registration Form.pdf
June 2021 Calendar Cedar_.pdf