MILLSTREAM STRONG START
Please do not park next to the big metal green garbage bins (Waste Management) just outside of the gymnasium – it prevents our garbage from being picked up.
Dear Parents and Caregivers
The Ministry of Education in partnership with the Provincial Office for the Early Years has engaged the Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto to undertake a review of the StrongStart program in BC.
The purpose of the review is to:
• Understand the impact of StrongStart BC
• Identify how StrongStart BC works with other community partners
• Provide recommendations to improve the program
They are seeking feedback from many groups, including families who attend our Strong Start Centres. We would greatly appreciate your input in this review process and invite you to complete the review survey found at the link below. The survey will be live until the end of May. Also note that the survey is both voluntary and confidential. The survey begins with a preamble with more details and contact information if you have questions. Thank you for your time.
Parent/caregiver survey link: http://www.strongstartevaluation.ca/
District Principal – Curriculum & Programs
Sooke School District (62)
3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria BC, V9B 5R1
MONDAY – FRIDAY
Please complete the Strong Start Registration form and bring it into the office with your child’s birth certificate.
StrongStart BC early learning programs provide school-based early learning services for adults and their young children, aged birth to five, at no cost to families.
Both children and adults can benefit from StrongStart BC early learning programs – children have access to high-quality learning environments and benefit from social interactions while the adults who accompany them learn new ways to support learning, both at the program and at home.
Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities, including stories, music and art to help children get ready for success in kindergarten.
Parents and caregivers attending StrongStart BC programs can expect to participate in organized sessions like story time, in play activities, and in serving a healthy snack.
Parents and caregivers are likely to discover new ways to support their children’s learning at home, and may make valuable connections with others attending the program.
FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT – PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND FILL OUT OUR REGISTRATION FORM