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Clearbrook StrongStart

Quality Early Learning Experiences

Abbotsford has 13 StrongStart Early Learning Centres operating in elementary schools. StrongStart is offered to parents and caregivers with children ages zero – five years. There is no cost to families but the parent/caregiver is required to remain with their child and participate in the program. It is not necessary to have English as a first language to attend the drop in programs.

StrongStart centres offer preschool aged children, quality early learning experiences. These centres offer play based early learning opportunities and demonstrate to parents and caregivers how they can enhance their child’s development. The emphasis of the program is on learning through play, language and positive social interactions.

For any questions regarding the StrongStart program, please contact your school or Donna Wright, District Principal of Early Learning:  donna.wright [at]">donna.wright [at]

 All sessions will run 9:00 am - 11:00 am, except for at John Maclure Elementary where the session will run 11:30am - 1:30pm.

Every Thursday, Strong Start at Clearbrook will be meeting at Clearbrook Park , 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

Online sign-in is required at (search Abbotsford StrongStart "date",  e.g.  Abbotsford StrongStart September 30). ​  
NOTE:  if this is not working for you, try googling Abbotsford Strongstart with the date you wish to attend.
Only 1 adult per family is permitted to attend.  Attending adult and each accompanying child(ren) must be registered & have a ticket.  Online sign-in will open at 8am the day before the session. A maximum  of 12 participants may attend per site.
Programs will start at 9:00am (except @ John Maclure Elementary).  NO LATE ENTRIES OR DROP-INS WILL BE PERMITTED.
COVID health questions must be completed at the door prior to entry.
Parents are required to wear a mask in all public areas of the school.
Only bottled water and milk allowed.  No other outside food or drink permitted.

Please visit for ideas, stories, songs, games and activities to do with your children at home.  These will be updated regularly.

StrongStart centres will be closed on all non-instructional days, as well as all school holidays. Sites may need to close for a variety of reasons with little or no notice.  If a location needs to close for a day, we will communicate this information as soon as we can. For more information on StrongStart go to the Ministry of Education website.