StrongStart Update November 23, 2020

Due to the new Public Health Orders as of November 19 limiting the numbers in group gatherings, for the time being StrongStarts will not be having Fresh Air Fridays which were intended to accommodate larger groups.

Please contact your StrongStart educator for more information.​

Remember to bring your child's birth certificate or passport when registering.
Steps to attend StrongStart
  1. If you have not already registered, please fill out the Registration form above
  2. Book a time slot with your selected StrongStart (click Book Now below)
  3. Before attending, you are required to perform the daily health check below. If you answer yes to any of the questions, please do not attend.
Brooklyn Elementary Courtenay Elementary​ Queneesh Elementary Cumberland Community School
Traveling StrongStart
1290 Guthrie Road
Comox, BC
Facilitator: Amy Whitley
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1540 McPhee Ave
Courtenay, B.C.
V9N 3A5
Facilitator: Carlene Steeves​
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2345 Mission Rd.
Courtenay, B.C.
V9N 9H1
Facilitator: Colleen Friendship
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2644 Ulverston Ave
Cumberland, BC
Principal: Tracey Croonen/Warren Colegrave
Facilitator:  Terri-Lyn Higgs
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2250 Bolt Avenue, Comox, BC V9M4E7
Phone: 250-890-0944
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401 Willemar Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N3L3
Phone: 250-334-4495​
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3830 Warren Avenue, Royston, BC V0R2V0
Phone: 250-334-2161​
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Facilitator: Phylis Edgar
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Strong Start Programs in the Comox Valley

“StrongStart BC programs provide rich learning environments designed for early learning development – language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional. Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities where children find opportunities to make friends and interact with others of similar ages.

Participate with your young child (aged birth to five) in play-based early learning activities – including stories, music and art. At no cost to families, this early learning drop-in program supports children in all areas of development and supports the parent child connection.

StrongStart BC centres operate on a drop-in basis during the school year, and are intended for attendance by children ages 0-5, along with their parent or caregiver. A parent or a caregiver registers when they attend for the first time.” (

StrongStart facilities in the Comox Valley all share the primary goal of supporting families with young children. The health and safety of children in the program is a priority so there is the expectation that adults are able to be physically attentive to the children they bring to the centre.

In keeping with other districts in the province, Comox Valley StrongStart is not intended for licensed daycare drop-ins. Unlicensed and home based child care workers are welcome with a limit of two children. Please see your local StrongStart facilitator about how to register the children in your care for StrongStart.


We look forward to meeting you and getting to know your children.