The new Strong Start Centre will be opening in Rossland this Wednesday, October 8, at Maclean Elementary. Strong Start BC is a free, drop-in early learning program offered by School District 20 in conjunction with the provincial government. Pre-kindergarten children, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, will work with Sonia Tavares, a qualified early childhood educator. The kids will participate in organized story time sessions, play activities, and will learn how to serve healthy snacks, all with the goal of preparing them for kindergarten. Parents and caregivers are likely to discover new ways to support their children’s learning at home; it's also a great way for parents and caregivers to make connections in the community. Check it out. The Centre will be open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday to Friday. For more information, contact Teresa Gallo, the principal of Maclean Elementary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 362-9050.