StrongStart and Parent-Tot Programs

Where parents and children have fun together

We run playgroups for parents/guardians and their children up to five years of age. Activities are designed to support the success of children when they enter kindergarten. In addition, we offer support, information, resources and a chance to meet other parents. The programs follow the school year and are closed during school holidays.

Programs start September 13 (Whistler Parent-Tot starts October 5)

New participants must register at StrongStart Centre locations listed below. Birth certificate required for registration.

Due to the pandemic there will be limited capacity. Daily online sign-up will be mandatory to attend.

Click on ‘Sign-Up Details’ below for information on how to sign up.

StrongStart programs in Squamish and Pemberton run from 9:15am to 12:15pm Monday to Friday 

  • Squamish Elementary School: 9:15am – 12:15pm Monday to Friday
  • Valleycliffe Elementary School: 9:15am – 12:15pm Monday to Friday
  • Signal Hill Elementary: 9:15am – 12:15pm Monday to Friday

Parent-Tot program in Whistler runs from 9:30am to 11:30am Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

  • Myrtle Philip Community School: 9:30am – 11:30am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

the School District 48 School Calendar.

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These programs receive funding from the Government of Canada, School District 48, The Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Province of British Columbia, and the United Way. For more information on StrongStart BC.

“Awesome leaders, Great location and toys for the kids, Great way to meet other moms.”

- Program participant

StrongStart Squamish Elementary contact information

Squamish Elementary, Squamish, BC (see map)

Colleen Afelskie:, 604 892 3617

StrongStart Pemberton contact information

The portable behind Signal Hill Elementary, Pemberton, BC (see map)

Donna McLeod:, 604 966 8857

StrongStart Valleycliffe Elementary contact information

Valleycliffe Elementary, Squamish, BC (see map), 604 892 9394, ext 225

Whistler Parent-Tot contact information

Myrtle Philip Community School, Whistler, BC  (see map)

Stephanie Momy: 604 815 7520


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