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School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha)
Working Together for Student Success


  • StrongStart Brochure (PDF)
  • StrongStart Handbook (PDF)

  • What you need to know...
    StrongStart is a free preschool program primarily focused on 0-5 year old children and their parent/caregivers. Younger siblings are also welcome!

    The program is located at four sites, Queen’s Park Elementary School, Giant's Head Elementary School, Carmi Elementary School and Columbia Elementary School and is open Monday to Fridays (8:45 — 11:45) on School days only.

    Families may drop into the program whenever it meets their needs. The program is offered at no charge.

    For more information, please contact:

    At Carmi: Colleen Jacyna, Early Childhood Educator
    (Tel: 770-7697, ext. 6059; Email:
    At Columbia: Chrissi Travers, Early Childhood Educator
    (Tel: 770-7676, ext. 6489;  Email:
    At Queen's Park: Fiona Nicholson, Early Childhood Educator
    (Tel: 770-7680, ext. 6018; Email:
    At Giant's Head: Louise Watt, Early Childhood Educator
    (Tel: 250-770-7671, ext. 6185 Email:​)