McKenzie StrongStart Program


Booking a Spot

Due to COVID-19 restrictions parents must register online and create a booking in order to join in-person StrongStart programming.

Online Registration is available by following this link:

When you have registered you can book a date to visit the program here:

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-9:30 and 10:15-11:15

Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-10:00

Please read through the Covid StrongStart documentation and review the health check  before arriving to StrongStart .  Please bring your own water bottles and wear masks. Children do not have to wear masks.


About StrongStart

StrongStart BC is a free drop-in early learning program for all preschool-aged children. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver while attending the program.

These wonderful programs are conducted by qualified early childhood educators who lead a variety of learning activities designed to help children get ready for success in kindergarten. “Parents and caregivers attending a StrongStart BC center can expect organized sessions like story time, play activities, and a healthy snack.”

The McKenzie Elementary School StrongStart program is located in the school building and is open from 8:45- 11:45 weekdays. Registration can be done within the program at your 1st visit. Please bring a birth certificate or passport of child/children attending.  The StrongStart program accesses our library as well as our small gym and includes a music session as well. Check the schedule in the program or email: for more information. Donna-Lynn Thorpe is our StrongStart early childhood educator.

Come to one of our six StrongStart programs to discover new ways to support your child’s learning, to make connections with other parents and caregivers who attend, and to gain important information about additional services and resources in our community.