StrongStart Centres and StrongStart Outreach will be closed from December 23, 2017 through January 7, 2018 for winter break. Programs will re-open on January 8, 2018. Warm Holiday Wishes to all!
StrongStart and StrongStart Outreach programs will not be in session on the following days in November: Monday November 13, 2017 (Remembrance Day) and Friday November 24, 2017 (StrongStart PRO-D).
School District #47 StrongStart Outreach provides exciting play-based early learning programming on the ORCA Bus from September through June.
ORCA stands for “On the Road with Children’s Activities” – a mobile preschool activity bus designed to bring engaging preschool activities and resources to remote areas of the community. The bus is an initiative of the Powell River and District United Way (Success by 6) in partnership with School District #47. The ORCA Bus started making stops in rural areas around Powell River in February 2009. School District #47 has been involved in planning the innovative project since 2005.
All children participating in the StrongStart programs are registered with the Ministry of Education. Please bring official identification to complete the registration process. School District Early Learning programs run throughout the school year following the elementary school calendar. This means school district programs will not be running on statutory holidays, two weeks at Christmas and at Spring Break, as well as all elementary school district professional development days.
The ORCA Bus schedule can be found below and also on the Success by 6 website.