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Preschools/Strong Start/Ready Set Learn

Early Learning in Abbotsford School District

Abbotsford School District supports Early Learning Initiatives in our community.

Did you know:

  • A child's earliest experiences shape brain development
  • Between conception and entry to school, the developing brain establishes sight, hearing, language and cognitive ability.
  • "Healthy functioning" is not characterized by how much a child knows, but how much she/he is capable of learning.
  • 1/4 of Canada's children between birth and age six are experiencing some learning or behavioural difficulty.

The District works with a number of community partners to make a difference for children entering our schools. Here are descriptions of some of the programs offered at our local schools:

Ready, Set, Learn provides young children and parents some early learning opportunities. Children from birth to 5 years of age and their parents are welcome to drop in. See  Ready, Set, Learn 2012 program schedule for pre-schoolers (updated February 2012, pdf)

Preschool in our schools - Many of our schools offer Preschool programs at their sites.

Preschool Hubs
Therapeutic kindergarten readiness programs, health and dental programs, before and after school care, and more are offered at our Babich Hub center for Preschool children.

StrongStart centers
An early learning initiative in conjunction with the BC Ministry of Education offering free drop-in sessions at schools. Drop-ins are geared towards preschool-aged children (0-5) accompanied by their parents/caregivers and are offered in partnership with Abbotsford School District and community providers
 
Regular school time hours, at the following schools: 
 

 School      Time Address  Phone
All '604' 
 Aboriginal Education Centre 11:30 - 2:30, M-W-F
8 - 11 Tu+Th
3277 Gladwin  Rd   859-1843
 Alexander Elementary
 Noon - 3, M-to-F 2250 Lobban Rd 853-2221
 Clearbrook Elementary
 8:30 - 11:30, M-to-F 3614 Clearbrook Rd  859-1843
 Dormick Park Elementary  8:30 - 11:30, M-to-F 32161 Dormick Park 853-2221
 Dr. T.W Swift Elementary
 8 - 11, M, W, F
11:15 - 2:15 Tu+Th
34800 Mierau ave  859-1843
Godson Elementary
 8:30 - 11:30, M - F 33130 Bevan Ave 853-2221
Harry Sayers Elementary
 8:30 - 11:30, M - F 31321 Blueridge Crex 859-1843
John Maclure Elementary 11 - 2, M - F 2990 Oriole Cres. 859-1843
Margaret Stenersen Elementary
 9 - Noon, M - F 3060 Old Clayburn Rd 859-1843
Ten-Broeck Elementary
 8:30 - 11:30, M-W-F;
11:10 - 2:10, Tu + Th
2580 Stanley St 859-1843
Terry Fox Elementary 11:15 - 2:15, M - F 3071 Babich Rd 859-1843
(Updated Sept.22,2011)

Please contact your closest school for times of drop-in sessions during the week!

The Traveling Three-Year Old Roadshow
A program for three-year olds that takes a fun approach to what your child needs in order to succeed at school. The Roadshow will be visiting all local schools throughout  the school year. Flyers and more information will be available at your local school. Please come back and check this website for specific dates in the Fall.

PACT Program – Information to come

Welcome to Kindergarten
The School District will be hosting an evening event for parents and their 4 year olds. The evening will be an opportunity for parents to gather ideas and activities to help their preschoolers get ready for school. Activities with stories, letters, words, and fine motor activities will be included.

Pre-School Contacts at Individual Schools  

School

Name of Preschool

Phone

Aberdeen

Small Beginnings

604.856.1017

Alexander

Strong Start 

604-853-2221

Blue Jay

Sprouts

Leased-Hand in Hand

604.308.6886

604.854.1971 or 
604.852.0504

Centennial

Park

Susan Rahe

Leased-Hand in Hand

604.853.9376

Dave Kandal

Little Twinkle

604.614.5562

604.613.2157

Dr.T.A.Swift

Hand in Hand

604.859.1843

Dormick

Strong Start 604-853-2221

Godson

Community Services

Neighbourhood Place

ABC 123

604.853.8346

Harry Sayers

Community Services

Neighbourhood Place

ABC 123

604.852.9665

Jackson

Little Twinkle

604.613.2157

John Maclure

Rose Garden

Leased-Hand in Hand

604.852.1622

M. Stenerson

Abbotsford Montessori

604-807-0241

Mountain

Hand in Hand

Little Hands

604.850.3609

cell 604.615.0957

P Charles

7 Dwarfs

Leased Hand in Hand

604.853.6156

home 604.854.6750

Ten Broeck

Community Services

Neighbourhood Place

ABC 123

604.855.0274

Terry Fox

Hand in Hand      

604.859.1843

Ross

Little Twinkle

604.614.5562

 

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