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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

  • 11
    MAR 2014
    Registration is now open for the City's Leisure Programs- Summer and Fall- Register online or call 3-1-1.

    Download the 2014 Spring/Summer Leisure Guide (pdf - 7.5 MB) or register online for programs.

    Register early to avoid disappointment. All programs have limited capacity, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online at www.greatersudbury.ca/register

    Téléchargez le Guide des loisirs printemps/été 2014 ou inscrivez-vous en ligne.

    Inscrivez-vous tôt pour éviter les déceptions. Inscrivez-vous en ligne à l’adresse www.grandsudbury.ca/inscription

    Tous les programmes ont un nombre de places limité. L’inscription se fait dans l’ordre des demandes.

  • 19
    APR 2014
    Laurentian Nordic's Bunny Hop 2014.

    An Easter treasure hunt hike on the Laurentian Nordic Ski Trails

    Saturday April 19th, 2014 10am to 2pm   $5/child (cash, cheque or etransfer)

    Proceeds go to enhance the junior rental fleet. Registration and payment onsite on the morning of the event. Access the Bunny Hop via the trailhead next to Lot 13 at Laurentian University

     

  • 24
    APR 2014
    ADHD Support Group of Sudbury Meeting.


    The ADHD Support Group of Sudbury aims to provide a safe, open and friendly environment in which we can all share valuable information, professional resources and personal experiences.  We welcome you to attend our monthly meetings. Bring a coffee and feel free to invite other adults who may be facing challenges within their ADHD environments. We begin our meetings with updates, discuss the topics chosen and then have open discussion (time permitting).

  • 26
    APR 2014
    Greater Sudbury Earth Day Festival 2014 - Festival de la terre du Grand Sudbury.

    April 26th, 2014 - Free adminssion- Featuring the "Reuse for Play" Children's Area.

    When: April 26, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Where: Sacred Heart / Sacré Coeur Secondary School on 261 Notre-Dame Ave.

    Planning for the Greater Sudbury Earth Day Festival has kicked into high gear. Save the date for April 26th, 2014 at Sacred Heart / Sacré Coeur Secondary School on Notre-Dame! We plan to have even more engaging programming to accompany all the member booths this year, including fun and engaging play-based Children's Area organized by Pierre Harrison of PLAYLearnThink.  

    Please get in touch with our event organizer, Grant Turcotte, at grant.turcotte@rethinkgreen.ca to organize programming around environmental issues of concern to your group.

     

  • 27
    APR 2014
    Play is the Way- Family Days- Main Library.

    The Greater Sudbury Public Library presents a new way for families to come together and have fun. Play is the Way will be offered at the Main Library from 1 PM to 3 PM on the following four (4) dates:  March 30, April 27, May 24, June 14

    Bring your family out to play a variety of games (board games, movement-based activities), watch a movie or do a craft. Each day will be something different.


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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.

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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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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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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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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Finding recreational activities for kindergarten and school-aged children, and getting help paying for them
Finding recreational activities for kindergarten and school-aged children, and getting help paying for them

Starting around ages four and five, many children show an interest in organized recreation, arts and sports programs.

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