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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

  • 04
    JUL 2014
    Reel Life- Summer Drive-In Movie Nights.

    Valley Community Church is sponsoring free outdoor family movies on Friday nights in the summer. 

    For movie listing check their website http://www.valleyviewcommunitychurch.com/reellife/

    Movies start at dusk.

  • 30
    JUL 2014
    NEW- Children/Youth Mental Health- Walk in Service- Child and Family Centre.

    Walk-in Service now available: Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Walk-ins will meet with a mental health clinician for a single session to address the child and youth's mental health concern.

    For more information please call 705-525-1008.

    Note: This is not a crisis or emergency service. If you are in crisis, contact the Crisis Intervention Program at 705-675-4760.

     

  • 02
    AUG 2014
    Capreol Days.

    A weekend of fun in Capreol. Miniature train rides, children's games, pony rides, displays, tournaments, and the 3rd Annual Rock Crawl.

  • 05
    AUG 2014
    Outdoor Messy Madness Fun - Aboriginal Hub.

    Children will have be able to make a mess with different items that we will provide.  

    This will take place outside, weather permitting. Please bring extra clothes for your child so you can change them if they get too messy.

    We do provide a healthy snack and bus tickets to those who attend program.


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.

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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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 injury, or worse. Good information and a little planning can help parents to minimize the risks that can come along with play.

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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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