StrongStart and Parent and Child Time

You can now register for StrongStart online!

Register Today!

StrongStart is a free early learning program, funded by the Ministry of Education, for pre-school children 0 – 5 years old and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Come to enjoy play time, free play, circle time with songs, stories and crafts provided during each session.  

StrongStart is a program that offers today’s families an opportunity to provide their young children with problem-solving skills and the social skills that will help them successfully manage in school or within the community.  The time participating in a StrongStart program is a wonderful way to begin introducing your child to your neighborhood school community. 

It is offered at Redfish Elementary School on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. - 12p.m.  

It is also offered at Hume Elementary School on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm., South Nelson School on Tuesday afternoons from 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm and Blewett Elementary School on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. -12 p.m.; Thursday's from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Rosemont School.  Entrance is at the gym door at the back of the school. 

For more information, please visit our Facebook page (link) 

If you have difficulties registering your child please contact Laureen Livingston at Rosemont Elementary.  Email:

For questions about the program feel free to email Jen at: 


PACT:  A free program for parents/caregivers of children aged birth to 5 years.  Drop in for crafts, activities, circle time, snacks and fun! 

Redfish Parent and Child Time: Friday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Redfish Elementary School gym.

For more information, contact Julie: 250-229-2167,  Provided by the Kootenay Lake Family Network, Redfish School and CBAL. Like us on Facebook: Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Kaslo/Balfour.