Ready Set Learn!

We are excited to offer Ready Set Learn again this year to 3 and 4 year olds!  This program is a fun introduction to Bert Ambrose and the school environment.  The sessions will focus on stories, songs and guided child parent activities.  Come join us Thursday afternoons on April 9, 16, 23 and May 7th from 1:30 – 2:30 in the library.  We will also be hosting an evening session on April 30 from 6-7 pm.  Contact the school to register!   We would appreciate your help in letting any families that have young children , especially those who will be new to Bert Ambrose, know about this program!

Ready, Set, Learn

Registration is now open for Ready, Set, Learn. This is an interactive program designed to help introduce your 3 or 4 year old to the school environment. The dates are as follows:

April 3,10,17 and May 1 at 1:30 -2:30 in the Bert Ambrose Library.

April 24 at 6:00-7:00 pm in the Bert Ambrose Library.

Pr-registration is necessary. Please call the school at 250-785-2321. This program is first come, first serve so early registration is recommended. Please see the attached poster for more details. Thank you.

Ready Set Learn Poster 1

Kindergarten Parents- EDI survey

SD60 will be participating in Wave 7 of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) Project during the 2016/2017 school year, Year 1 of a three year data collection across BC.  The EDI identifies areas where children are doing well or are experiencing challenges, and provides information of child health and well-being across BC.  This project is funded by the Ministries of Children and Family Development, Education and Health, and the research findings help schools, program planners and community members create environments that help children and families thrive.

Please see the attached letter for more information.


March Calendars for Early Learning

March 9th is the annual Parent Conference.  Registration packages are available at our office or online at the early learning link below.

Important events in March:

  • Friday, March 1 – Non-Instructional Day for School District 60 students and StrongStart programs
  • Friday, March 8 – Teresa Bouchard presents – What kids need to be successful and resilient at the SD 60 Board Office.
  • Saturday, March 9 – FREE parent conference at North Peace Secondary School
  • Saturday, March 9 – Daddy and Me – Come and Build at the North Peace Community Resources
  • Wednesday, March 13 – Daddy and Me Gym Night at Robert Ogilvie Elementary
  • Friday, March 15 – Families in Motion Gym Night at Alwin Holland Elementary
  • March 18 – April 1 – SD 60 schools and StrongStart Centres closed
  • March 25 – April 1 – Rotary Place Centre closed

Please click on the links below to open the calendar of your choice:

You can view and download early learning centre calendars at the website


There are many events coming in February for families with young children.  Especially at this time of year, we hope to offer support for parents and children through play, physical activity and healthy living initiatives.  Here is an overview of some of what is available in February

Wednesdays        Toddler Story Time                FSJ Public Library       10:15 am
Thursdays            Pre-School Story Time          FSJ Public Library       10:15 am
Fridays                 Family Fun Night                   NP Community Res.    6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturdays            Crafternoons  (6-12 yrs)        FSJ Public Library       1:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 9th       Illustration Station (6-12 yrs) FSJ Public Library       3:00 pm
Wed., Feb. 13th   Daddy and Me Gym Night    Robert Ogilvie Elem.    6:00 – 7:30 pm
Fri., Feb. 15th      Families in Motion                 Bert Ambrose Elem.    6:00 – 7:30 pm
Sat., Feb. 16th     French Story Time                 FSJ Public Library        3:00 pm.
Sat., Feb. 23rd     Daddy and Me Kindermusik  Simply Music               10:00 – 11:30 pm
Wed., Feb. 27th   Pre-School Health Round-up Totem Mall                  between 11:00 – 5:30 (drop-in)
(more Round-Up info to follow)

Please also promote the 6th Annual Parent Conference.  There are many new ideas this year to meet the needs of diverse families.  Please download the poster and share it with your families. If possible, please visit the website for more information.

Please click on the link you wish to open:

DCSS FEBRUARY 2013      Strong Start Schedule at Duncan Cran Elementary

Family Place 2013 Jan- Mar Poster  Family Activities

ROSS February 2013      Strong Start Schedule at Robert Ogilvie Elementary

Nov-Mar 2013 Daddy and Me calendar

Registration package for Family Conference


Early Learning Information – January 2013

For more information, please click on the link below:

Important Dates for January

Wed, Jan 9    Daddy and Me Gym Night
Sat., Jan 12   Daddy and Me Gymnastics
Fri., Jan 18    Families in Motion at Robert Ogilvie

Strong Start Calendars.  Please click on the links below to open the calendar of your choice.

Duncan Cran SS JANUARY 2013

Robert Ogilvie SS January 2013

December 2012 Early Learning Schedules and  These two sites are the quickest resource for parents to find information.

Important dates in December

Toddler Story Time at the Library                      Wednesday 10:15 – 11
Preschool Story Time at the Library                   Thursdays 10:15 – 11
Scaredy Squirrel Stuffed Animal Sleepover      Friday, November 30th – Saturday, December 1
Rotary Play Centre closes until January             Friday, December 7th
Daddy and Me Gym Night                                     Wednesday, December 12th

Daddy and Me – Christmas crafts                      Saturday, December 15th

StrongStart Centres close until January             Friday, December 21st

Please click on the links below for the schedule of your choice:

2012-13 Daddy and Me calendar let (2)

ROSS December 2012



December 2012 RPC Calendar


November Early Learning News

Important dates for November

  • Change in Mother Goose starting November 2.  Registration for Tuesday or Friday morning. No more Thursday evening class.
  • Continuing weekly FREE Fort St. John Library programs.
  • Continuing weekly FREE Family Place events – Family Fun Night, Nobody’s Perfect Parenting.
  • Nov. 14  Daddy and My Gym Night at Robert Ogilvie Elementary.
  • Nov. 21 Daddy and Me Dinosaur night at Child Care Resource and Referral.

Please click on the links below to open the poster of your choice:

2012 Nov Dec Poster rvsd

2012-13 Daddy and Me calendar let (2)


ROSS November 2012

October Early Learning opportunities

There is a lot going on for families and young children in October.  It should be a very exciting month.  Family Week is October 13th – 20th.

Important dates:
Wednesday, October 10th  Daddy and Me Gym Night – Robert Ogilvie
Saturday, October 13th Meet the Author, Create with Barb Daley at the Library
Wednesday, October 17th  Family StrongStart and Gym Night at Robert Ogilvie
Saturday, October 20th Daddy and Me Read and Sing, Build with Lego