School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap)

Early Learners (0-5 years)

Early Learners (from newborn to age 5) are important to SD83 too!

We offer several programs for your youngster(s) although there will may be safety guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19.

Annual Early Learning Initiatives in our school district

The school district would like to let parents know about some of the early learning opportunities available in our district including:
StrongStart – ongoing free program for parents, caregivers and youngsters (0-5 years old).
Early Learning Fairs – held annually throughout the school district in partnership with community organizations and local early childhood development committees.
Ready, Set, Learn – free annual program for families and caregivers with children who are three and four years old
Kindergarten Orientation – annual program
Full Day Kindergarten with Gradual Entry – SD83 offers a high quality play-based full day kindergarten program

For more information about early learning programs, please contact  Jennifer Findlay, Early Learning District Principal, North Okanagan-Shuswap School District #83 at 250-833-2095 or by email at

Please read below for 2020 COVID-19 guidelines for our StrongStart programs. We are hopeful this will be revised for September 2021.

Please contact Jennifer Findlay, District Principal, if you have any questions at

2020 StrongStart Guidelines