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Library of Topics

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Best Start Hubs

Best Start Hubs

Best Start Hubs are free family centres located in schools throughout Greater Sudbury. They offer children and their families a place to meet, to learn and to grow together.

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News & Events

  • 07
    MAY 2014
    New Sudbury Best Start Hub programming in the Churchill Public School location is cancelled until further notice, due to space accessibility..

    Programming will be offered in other locations in the New Sudbury area during the closure. Please check back to the New Sudbury Hub calendar for more details as they are confirmed.
     

  • 30
    AUG 2014
    Movie Night Under the Stars 2! tribute to Robin Williams.

    August 30th Downtown Sudbury and Launch Pad present the second MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS. Ribfest and Movie Night Under the Stars all in one. Yes you read that right. Ribs and movies!

    A Robin Williams tribute will be the feature of the night. The movie will be decided by a public vote.  Vote Here. Sea Perry will open the event with a few songs that will get you pumped up.  

    FREE admission, this will be a pass the hat event. Money raised will go towards Downtown Indie Cinema Co-op . This Co-op is working towards bringing an independent movie theatre to Downtown Sudbury.https://www.facebook.com/SudburyIndieCinema

     

  • 01
    SEP 2014
    Labour Day Family Fun Fest / Fete du Travail Journee au Soleil.

    Join us at Bell Park for the 3rd annual Labour Day Family Fun Fest! A great day with friends and family - enjoy a BBQ, games and activities for kids, live music and great prizes to win! All proceeds go back to the Sudbury community. 

    Facebook event.  

     

  • 05
    SEP 2014
    Valley East Days.

    The festival schedule is packed with great entertainment, food and friendly people. The children’s inflatable’s are set up like an amusement park, designated just for the kids with quick stops at The Amazing Rene Magic Show, and BJ’s Reptile’s.  If you missed it last year, mark it down for this year! The hot air balloon will be up and running (weather permitting) and a must see is the Tribute concerts offered on the main stage Saturday. There is NO cost for any of the daytime children / family entertainment. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valley-East-Days

     

  • 13
    SEP 2014
    First annual Spudsbury Potato Festival.

    Potatoes gonna potate! Join us on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at the Valley Growers potato farm on Martin Road in Blezard Valley for the first ever Spudsbury Potato Festival.  Pony rides, hay bales, farm equipment, etc…..there’s something for everyone!

    Admission is by voluntary donation to The Human League Association – all funds will support the Breakfast Club for Kids and PLAY programs.

     


Featured topics

From prenatal classes to picky eaters--our library of topics offers you practical, easy-to-use information, and links to resources and services in Greater Sudbury.

Helping your kids play safe
Helping your kids play safe

Kids need lots of play to use their imaginations, exercise, socialize and build their skills. But, being active and curious can come with risks, so it’s important to make sure that kids have safe places to play and that their play doesn’t result in serious or life altering injury. Good information and a little planning can help parents to minimize the risks that can come along with play.

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Finding summer child care and day camps for school-aged kids
Finding summer child care and day camps for school-aged kids

Parents and caregivers of school-aged children who work or attend school themselves are likely to need quality care for their kids over the summer. Other families may enroll their kids in summer programs to introduce them to new activities, or help them keep busy, make new friends or develop skills.

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Introducing Best Start's new "Parenting Pointers" Video Series
Introducing Best Start's new "Parenting Pointers" Video Series

The Best Start Networks of Sudbury and Manitoulin Sudbury are very proud to present our new video series "Parenting Pointers". These videos feature local Triple P Trained staff speaking on a variety of parenting topics, selected from the successful Parenting Live Webinar event that took place at the Cambrian e-dome in February. If you missed the Webinar, you can also watch the whole event here. Our first featured video is called "Embracing Quality Time".  To view them all, go to the Best Start You Tube channel, by clicking here.

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Choosing a school and registering your child
Choosing a school and registering your child

Parents in Greater Sudbury who are getting ready to register their child for school have a variety of choices. Four school boards serve the Greater Sudbury community. Registration begins in January for all children who’ll be turning four that year and beginning school the following September. Registering early will help ensure you’re invited to readiness programs offered by your school.

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Addressing concerns about speech and language development in toddlers and preschoolers
Addressing concerns about speech and language development in toddlers and preschoolers

About one child in every 10 needs help developing speech and language skills. Children begin communicating as soon as they’re born. And, since communication skills are critical to a child’s emotional, social and academic success, it’s important to spot potential problems early and to address them right away.

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