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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

  • 22
    SEP 2014
    World car free day- free public transit available.

    The City of Greater Sudbury will again be offering FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT on Monday, September 22, 2014 in recognition of WORLD CAR-FREE DAY! Simply print and cut out these vouchers (PDF 253 KB) and give one to the bus driver when boarding. Plan your route at Greater Sudbury Transit

  • 22
    SEP 2014
    Fall Equinox Feast - Aboriginal Best Start Hub.

    Fall Equinox Feast is to celebrate and welcome the fall/autumn season.  During the feast we will have a little teaching of why we celebrate on this day, we will have sacred foods that we use during the time of the feast.  Everyone is welcome

  • 27
    SEP 2014
    The Learning Spark! - Outdoor Play-Based Festival - Bell Park.

    Welcome to The Learning Spark! This outdoor play-based festival encourages free, unstructured play and is open to families with children 12 and under. Last year’s event saw almost 1,200 attendees transform the park into a creative, fun-filled wonderland.
    Invite your friends and family to join us at Bell Park, Mining Monument Area, Saturday, September 27th, from 10am to 4pm where kids can play all day in our Sand, Water, Cardboard, Loose Parts, Loose Parts Adventure and Role Play areas. There is even a designated 0-5 years play area for the little ones!

    This kids’ festival will be sure to ‘Ignite the Potential’ in your children. We look forward to you joining us to learn about Play-Based Learning with the help of our trained Play Ambassadors, who will happily be on hand to talk about how this festival encourages growth and creativity in young minds. There will also be a booklet provided onsite to take home so you can continue on this path of learning through play.

    Last year’s event saw over 1200 participants – playing, building, wondering and creating!  It was a great success.  You can help us make this day truly memorable! If you would like volunteer to be a Play Ambassador click here for more information.  Otherwise just show up and PLAY!

  • 21
    OCT 2014
    Triple P Parenting Seminar Series- Copper Cliff (Child Care Available).

    Triple P Seminars are a series of 3 presentations providing an introduction and overview to the basics of positive parenting for any interested parents or caregivers of children 10 and under. We recommend that you attend all three sessions, but you may register for only one or two, if you wish.

     


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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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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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