About the organization

In partnership with the Vancouver School Board, the StrongStart Early Learning Centres are offered to parents and caregivers with children ages 0– 5 years. StrongStart Centres offer preschool aged children quality early learning experiences.  These centres offer play-based early learning opportunities and demonstrate to parents and caregivers how they can enhance their child’s development. The emphasis of the program is on learning through play, language and positive social interactions.   Read more about StrongStart.

What you'll do

  • Plan and set up activities as well as help with the daily operations of the StrongStart early learning centres
  • Complete administrative tasks at the StrongStart site
  • Interact with young children and families

What you’ll get out of this experience

  • Communication and teaching skills in a small children and adult setting
  • Observation of child development and ways to support growing cognition and learning skills
  • Classroom and program management skills


  •  Must complete a Criminal Record Check


  • Education background is an asset
  • Experience working with children or youth
  • Knowledge of Mandarin and/or Cantonese is an asset at most locations.


Trek Program Participants will do one shift a week from the following options:

  • Mondays  9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesdays  9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Wednesdays  9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursdays  9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Fridays  9:00am - 12:00pm

School Locations for Placement:

  • Henderson Elementary – mornings
  • Collingwood Elementary – mornings and the Refugee Drop In on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • Grenfell Elementary – mornings
  • Xpey’ Elementary – mornings
  • Queen Alexandra Elementary – mornings
  • Selkirk Elementary – mornings
  • Waverley Elementary  - mornings