Strong Start Programs in the Comox Valley

StrongStart provides a 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 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. More more information see the StrongStart BC – Province of British Columbia information page.

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.

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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 found in the Step 1: Registration section below
  2. Book a time slot with your selected StrongStart – see the available locations in the Step 2: Find a StrongStart Location section below

Our StrongStart programs are very popular! Booking your StrongStart visit is preferred and will guarantee a space for you and your child. However, some drop-in spaces are available each day. If you have trouble accessing the bookings, or are wanting to drop-in on the day, please contact the StrongStart facilitator by 8:30 am to ensure there is space for you.

StrongStart Registration Form

LocationHoursAddress / PhoneBooking Link
Brooklyn StrongStart

Facilitator: Jumana Adamjee
Monday to Friday: 8:45-11:451290 Guthrie Road
Comox, BC
V9M 4G2
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Courtenay StrongStart

Facilitator: Carlene Steeves​
Monday to Friday: 8:30-11:301540 McPhee Ave
Courtenay, B.C.
V9N 3A5
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Queneesh StrongStart

Facilitator: Sue McGiffin
Monday to Thursday: 9:00-12:00
Fresh Air Friday: 9:30-11:30
2345 Mission Rd.
Courtenay, B.C.
V9N 9H1
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Cumberland StrongStart

Facilitator: Terri-Lyn Higgs
Monday to Friday: 8:45-11:452644 Ulverston Ave
Cumberland, BC
V0R 1S0
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Aspen Elementary

Facilitator: Phylis Edgar
Tuesday/Thursday: 8:45-11:45 2250 Bolt Avenue,
Comox, BC,
V9M 4E7
Puntledge Park

Facilitator: Phylis Edgar
Monday/Friday: 8:45-11:45401 Willemar Avenue,
Courtenay, BC,
V9N 3L3
Royston Elementary

Facilitator: Phylis Edgar
Monday/Friday: 8:45-11:453830 Warren Avenue,
Royston, BC,
V0R 2V0