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StrongStart BC programs are an important part of early learning in SD22 and we are eager to welcome you back!  We will continue to offer programs for our youngest learners (from newborn to age 5) at our StrongStart locations with safety guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19. 

SD22 StrongStart locations will reopen once the transition of back to school for K-7 programs is in place.  There will be no drop-ins accommodated at any of our StrongStart locations.  Detailed registration information will be shared later in September. 

StrongStart locations will be following the SD22 Exposure Control Plan, guidelines outlined by the Ministry of Education, and current public health guidelines for K-12 schools and child care settings.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Friesen, District Vice Principal of Early Learning at

It is an opportunity to

  • play with their children
  • enjoy healthy snacks
  • meet other families
  • listen to great stories
  • create with art and craft materials
  • learn songs and rhymes
  • visit with guest speakers
  • play with sand, water, blocks and toys
  • explore science topics

Community partners include:

  • School District No. 22 (Vernon)
  • Child Care Resource and Referral
  • Interior Health Public Health
  • NONA Child Development Centre
  • North Okanagan Early Literacy Project
  • North Okanagan Child Care
  • North Okanagan Early Childhood Educators of BC