The Richmond School District’s Just B4 programs are half-day licensed preschools specifically designed to support children the year before they enter Kindergarten. The program provides a positive and nurturing early learning experience while supporting children as they continue to learn, grow and transition to Kindergarten. Our centres are part of the school system allowing families to become familiar with an elementary school community. Our Just B4 operates in conjunction with existing StrongStart centres and are housed at Walter Lee and Grauer Schools, in the StrongStart classrooms.

Just B4 programs run from September-June. Just B4 Preschool programs are rooted in the BC’s Early Learning Framework and focuses on the framework’s four Living Inquiries:

  • Well-being and belonging
  • Engagement with others, materials, and the world
  • Communication and literacies
  • Identities, social responsibility, and diversity

"The image of the child is upheld in the belief that children are strong and capable in their uniqueness and full of potential."
B.C. Early Learning Framework

Program Schedule

Just B4 at Lee Elementary

Option A (2 days per week)
Tuesday and Thursday (9:00 – 11:30 am)

Option B (3 days per week)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (9:00 – 11:30 am)

Just B4 at Grauer Elementary

Option A (2 days per week)
Tuesday and Thursday (12:30 – 3:00 pm)

Option B (3 days per week)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (12:30 – 3:00 pm)

Option C (5 days per week)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (12:30 – 3:00 pm)

Registration Information

Registration for September 2024 will open on Monday, March 4, 2024.
Children born in 2020 may apply

Just B4 Preschool Registration

2024/25 Program Monthly Fees

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
$365 per month*

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
$215 per month*

Tuesday/Thursday
$165 per month*

*Just B4 Preschool families are eligible for benefits provided by the government.

Once applications are processed and registration is complete families will receive a parent package with further information.

Contact Us

Email: earlylearningprograms@sd38.bc.ca
Phone: 778-296-4255

Our Just B4 Centres

Walter Lee StrongStart​

9491 Ash Street, Richmond BC
Phone: 604-295-4306

Grauer StrongStart​

4440 Blundell Road, Richmond BC
Phone: 604-295-6429