Translate     |       |  

StrongStart Early Learning Centres provide a free drop-in program for children 5 and under and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver.  Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has eight StrongStart Centres.  Thanks to the financial support from the Ministry of Education, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is supporting families to become involved in early learning and providing opportunities where they can spend time learning through play with their children.


To register your child for the StrongStart program you will need to:

Please note the registration is NOT complete until all required documents are brought into a StrongStart Centre.

StrongStart Closures

COVID-19 UPDATE:  March 17, 2020 StrongStart Centres are currently closed until schools reopen.  On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Premier John Horgan and Education Minister Rob Fleming announced the suspension of B.C. K-12 education.

StrongStart Centres are closed for professional days and curriculum implementation days as well as the following days for in-service, prep, planning and clean-up:

  • April 3
  • June 1






  • Resources for StrongStart Parents