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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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Have a question about child development or services for children in Greater Sudbury? Complete the form to have a qualified Best Start Hub staff in your area respond within three business days.

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Upcoming Special Events

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    NOV 2014
    Miracle on 34th Street- Sudbury Theatre Centre.

    Can one nice old man with whiskers change the lives of a world-weary mother, her little girl and all of New York City? This holiday classic is as relevant and meaningful as ever; its story of triumph of faith over greed and goodwill over commercialism has enchanted us for over 65 years. Full of “joy and love and all the other intangibles” this show is what we want Christmas to really mean. Santa Claus is coming to town... but this year, he has to prove it. A family show- suitable for children ages 9 and up. Buy tickets online  or call the box office.

  • 22
    NOV 2014
    Santa Watch Party.

    The Santa Watch Party will be Saturday, November 22nd from 2pm-5:30pm on Larch st.(between Durham and Elgin) The party is a fun way to spend your time before the Parade, and gives plenty of entertainment for the kids. The event is in partnership and in support of the United Way Centraide. Festivities will include Free Sleigh Rides(2pm – 5pm), Balloon Animals, games, Crafts, live music, festival foods and much more.

     

  • 22
    NOV 2014
    Dinner & Santa Claus Parade - Aboriginal Best Start Hub (R).

    We have been invited by St. Andrew's United Church on 111 Larch Street to attend dinner and to watch the Santa Claus Parade. Event will start at 3:30pm, we will meet there, children will be able to do crafts and you will be able to decorate strollers and hats for the parade. If you would like to register for this event please contact us at the hub @ 705-688-1941 by November 17, 2014

  • 22
    NOV 2014
    2014 Santa Claus Parade - Greater Sudbury (Downtown).

    This years parade will be held on Saturday November 22nd, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. Saturday November 22nd is much more than the parade, activities include "Santa Watch Party" TD Canada Trust Parking Lot ( Corner of Durham/Cedar Street) 2:00pm to 5:30pm.

    http://www.sudburysantaclausparade.com/general-information/

  • 23
    NOV 2014
    Falconbridge Legion Hall - Annual Family Christmas Party.

    Santa will be coming to visit.  Bring the children for a fun day including Games, Bouncy Castle, Pizza and shopping booths for the parents.  Admission is $5.00.  All proceeds will be donated to the MCTV Christmas Telethon on December 6, 2014.

  • 25
    NOV 2014
    "Transition to School" Parent Education Session for Entry into Kindergarten for Children with Special Needs.

    Come join us to discuss “Education and children with special needs.”  This is an opportunity for parents to learn more about the local educational programs for children with special needs and the transition planning that occurs.  Sometimes the planning and entry process to the first year of school can be a very challenging time and we want to ensure that families receive the information needed to make an informed decision about their child’s education. It is also an opportunity to meet other parents who are preparing for this very important transition in their child’s life.

  • 26
    NOV 2014
    Fasciner un jour, façonner pour toujours ! Conférence interactive pour parents et éducateurs.

    Conférence interactive par Stéphane Paradis

    Estimer nos enfants et les aider à façonner leur identité
    Inspirer nos jeunes à développer leur potentiel
    ?Faire la différence en tant qu'Adulte Signifiant

    S'adresse aux parents, éducateurs, enseignants et tuteurs.  5$, un léger goûter sera servi http://www.santesudbury.ca


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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.

Preparing your child for a French-language school
Preparing your child for a French-language school

For many families, the decision to send their children to a French-language school is easy.  But, when only one parent is francophone, or in families where the parents grew up speaking French, but now speak mostly English at home, the decision may be more difficult.

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Preparing your child for school
Preparing your child for school

A lot of parents think the best way to prepare their children for school is to teach them their numbers and the alphabet. Helping your child learn their ABCs and 123s is a great idea, but what’s most important in the early years is how you play and interact with your child.
 

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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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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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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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