Dearest StrongStart Families,

Summer break is upon us and I am humbled and honoured to have been a part of your year. We got through it all together! It has been a year of adapting and adjusting to new routines to keep everyone safe. Thank you for joining me both here and in our StrongStart classroom. All our hard work has paid off and things are looking up. I am excited and hopeful for the new school year. Good job everyone!!!

I wish you all a wonderful summer. Take advantage of the every day, rain or shine and enjoy the great outdoors….maybe I’ll see you out there!

Please check the StrongStart webpage for updates for registration and opening dates:



Community Resource:

From our lovely, Early Childhood Community Consultant, Anita Olson,  has more to share with you:

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is hosting a free workshop on June 25th from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM where you can learn all about library services and connect with your community! This workshop will be offered in English and Farsi and requires registration. Email or call (263)-877-2531 to register or check out the attached poster.

Online Story time every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-6pm. Join Information Children for stories, songs, easy art activities, felt stories and puppets! Register here or check out the poster for more details.

It Feels Good to Talk about Feelings – Discussing emotions can be hard for both adults and children, but it is important. Paying attention to your child’s feelings from birth is key to helping them develop their own understanding of emotions, as well as the emotions they see in others. As children grow older, mealtimes and bedtimes are a great opportunity to ask them about how they’re feeling and how their day went. Learn more at

Anita Olson (she/her) ECE, BA, MEd

Early Childhood Community Consultant

T 604 525 9144                M 604 723 9548

3rd Floor – 321 Sixth Street, New Westminster BC V3L 3A7