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Ecole Franco-Nord, Prince George's French school, is now officially inaugurated among the newest StrongStart outreach programs in B.C.

Ecole Franco-Nord, Prince George's French school, is now officially inaugurated among the newest StrongStart outreach programs in B.C.

During Monday's announcement Shirley Bond, MLA for Prince George-Valemount, said the Prince George site "is a great addition to our StrongStart programs which help prepare preschool aged children for school in a fun, interactive and learning environment."

StrongStart is a free early learning program for children accompanied by a parent or caregiver, and is taught by early childhood educators who lead activities in stories, music and art to help children grow emotionally and socially as they become comfortable in a school-like setting.

"The program helps to increase literacy, promote community and gives children a safe and nurturing environment in which to thrive," said Pat Bell, MLA for Prince George North. Read more in The Citizen.

--btrick@pgcitizen.ca