StrongStart is a preschool program designed for parents and caregivers to participate with children aged birth to five in one-on-one, play-based early learning activities includes stories, music and art. This early learning program helps support children's learning and prepare them for success in kindergarten at no cost.

Facilitators are qualified Early Childhood Educators. They provide carefully selected materials and activities that promote the development of social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and early literacy skills necessary for lifelong learning.

Community partners such as the TNRD Public Library, Public Health, and Dental Screening may also be invited to share how they can help support parents, guardian, or caregivers and families. Facilitators are also able to connect families to additional community resources.

Due to Covid-19, there is no drop-in StrongStart. Families must register for the program they wish to attend and will attend only on the day they have signed up for.   

All StrongStart families must review the visitor information page on the SD73 website before attending their first day.


Kamloops Locations
AE PerryArthur HattonMarion SchilingBeattie
1380 Sherbrooke Ave
Kamloops, BC  
315 Chestnut Ave
Kamloops, BC  
2200 Park Dr
Kamloops, BC 
492 McGill Rd
Kamloops, BC  
 (250) 376-6224  (250) 376-7217 (250) 372-2027  (250) 374-0608
Rural Locations
Barriere (Elementary)HaldaneRaft River

4475 Airfield Rd
Barriere, BC

530 Cottonwood Rd
Chase, BC
801 Clearwater Village Rd
Clearwater, BC
(250) 672-9916 (250) 679-3269 (250) 674-2218

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