• Community Partner Information

    Mental Health Workshops

    FamilySmart – In The Know In the Know provides expert speakers on topics important to families and/or those working to support the mental health of children and youth. PARENTING WHEN OUR KIDS CAN’T GO TO SCHOOL Parenting when our kids won’t (or can’t) go to school is hard for everyone; mental health challenges can be what is creating the barrier to them attending. This is hard and complex – we talk about the pieces we have some control over, remembering how much relationships matter, and who we can look to for support. Registration Required: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/intheknow Communities: Burnaby, New Westminster & Richmond Cost: Free of Charge Date: Friday, October 23, 2020…

  • Outdoor Activities

    Let’s Go on a Treasure Hunt!

    The sky is blue.. the air is a little cooler… let’s go outside and go on a Fall Treasure Hunt! If you can, print this https://www.cbc.ca/parents/content/pdf/autumnscavengerhunt_pdf_tmurphy.pdf out to take on your adventure. You will need a marker to check off what you find, a basket or bag to collect your treasures and a clip board if you have one… Tell me what you see…. feel…. smell…. taste… I can’t wait to hear all about it 🙂 Ms Gael    

  • Community Partner Information

    Information Children Programming

      Parenting help when you need it is available 24hrs at 778-782-3548 Programs offered: Support group for new parents with babies ages 0-6 months old. Pre-registration is required.  Tuesday Sept 22nd-Oct 27th weekly from 10:30am -12:00 Parenting the Middle Years Supportive and educational parenting series for parents with children 6-12 years.  Topics covered include socio-emotional development, temperament, parenting styles,stressors of parenting in a pandemic. Pre-registration required. Tuesday Sept 29- Nov 3rd- weekly from 1-3:00pm. Circle of Security Evidence based parenting series based on attachment theory. Online ( in collaboration with Parent Support Services BC) Tuesday Oct 6th to Nov 12th weekly from 10:00am to 11:45am. Pre-registration/questions daniela.alvarado-torres@parentsupportbc.ca or call 669-1616 ext…

  • Community Partner Information

    Family Programs available through Burnaby Family Life

    For anyone looking for other suitable family programs available for children up to 6 years of age that have already started or are ongoing: Circle Time Online  Mondays ongoing from 10-11:30am Mother Goose Online  Tuesdays 10-11am Sept 15th- Nov 17th and Thursdays 10-11am Sept 17th -Nov 19th Small group with safe distancing indoors/outdoors   (Learning together through play) Indoors (masks are mandatory for adults)  Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm starts Sept 15th McKercher Centre (6140 McKercher Avenue, Burnaby) In person small group with safe distancing measures Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am, starts Sept 16th Location is Edmonds Resource Centre (104-7355 Canada Way, Burnaby) Masks are mandatory for adults Registration is on a weekly cycle, watch for an…

  • Art Activities

    Leaf Crowns

    Today let’s go outside and explore all the beautiful leaves that are falling down off the trees! I went for a walk with my dogs this morning and saw so many beautiful colours and shapes. What colours do you see? Can you find a big leaf? A small leaf? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKjUPqbt8DU&list=RDQM6j8U-D3jbMI&start_radio=1 I want you to collect a few leaves and bring them home to make a leaf crown! You will need a long piece of paper, a stapler and your collection of leaves. Have your adult measure your head with the piece of paper to make the crown. You can then staple your leaves onto the crown. Here is one of…

  • strongstart

    Hello My Friends!

    Hello! Hello! How I miss seeing all your little faces. I hope that you enjoyed your summer surrounded my family and a few friends. StrongStart will remain closed for now. Updates will be posted here, the WhatsApp group and the Burnaby School Board District website. I will start posting activities you can do with your children at home as well as videos to help support you through this time. Please feel free to reach out if you need me…. I am always here <3 Ms Gael    

  • Art Activities

    Let’s create!

    Good morning my little friends! Today we are going to create a beautiful collage. You need a roll of clear contact paper. This paper is used to line drawers and shelving. I found it at Dollarama. Find some coloured paper, tissue paper, Pom poms, leaves and flowers… anything that will stick to the paper. Parents cut out shapes and talk about with with your children! I taped the paper with the sticky side out on the window but you can put it on the wall. Leave the paper up for a few days and add different materials! ❤️ Ms Gael

  • Art Activities


    All you need for this activity is a watercolour paint pallet, a little spray bottle filled with water and a paintbrush! You can find these supplies at Dollarama. I want you to take them outside and paint! Little artists…. I can’t wait to see what you create! You can also paint with just water – amazing!  

  • Outdoor Activities

    The Adventures with Mr Stick Man

    Hello friends! The next time you go for a walk look closely for a stick on the ground. I chose a stick that had a long line and then two smaller lines that made a triangle shape that I thought looked like legs. Look for a smaller stick that you could use for arms. See? Have an adult help you with this part! I used a figure 8 type loop to join the two sticks together with twine and then made a knot. Now it is time to dress your stick friends! I used embroidery floss I purchased at Dollarama and wrapped my stick person with different colours. You can…