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.

All StrongStarts will reopen for registration on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

StrongStart programs

  • Squamish Elementary School Program: Monday – Friday
  • Valleycliffe Elementary School Program: Monday – Friday
  • Signal Hill Elementary Program: Monday – Friday
  • Tales and Trails Squamish: Tuesday & Thursday
  • Tales and Trails Signal Hill: TBA

Stat holidays
Pro D days

View the School District 48 School Calendar.

Parent-Tot program

  • Whistler Parent-Tot: Tuesdays & Wednesdays at Myrtle Philip Community School


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

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

- Program participant

StrongStart Squamish Elementary contact information

Squamish Elementary (see map)

Colleen Afelskie:, 604 892 3617

StrongStart Pemberton contact information

The portable behind Signal Hill Elementary (see map)

Donna McLeod:, 604 966 8857

StrongStart Valleycliffe Elementary contact information

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


Whistler Parent-Tot contact information

Myrtle Philip Community School (see map)

Ruby Bhangoo, Early Years Coordinator:, 604 815 3808


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