Child Care

Child Care Questions?

Great information about child care – what to know, what to ask and what to expect.

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Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is Ontario’s new drive to support the health of our children. New ideas and programs are coming to our community – things that make it easier for children to be active and eat healthier.

Visit the Healthy Kids website now!

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

From hub activities to community festivals, find all Sudbury has to offer for your family.

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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.

Find the hub nearest you

Upcoming Special Events

  • 01
    MAR 2017
    Evening Owl Prowls at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area.

    Back by popular demand! Join Conservation Sudbury for our exciting evening Owl Prowls. Come over to the dark side and meet those amazing birds that exist by moonlight! The events will be held at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area Nature Chalet (2309 South Bay Rd.) on Wednesday March 1, and Wednesday March 8, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Spend the evening with Chris Blomme and Greg Blomme, from the Sudbury Ornithological Society, who, through a 30 minute presentation, will introduce you to the fascinating lives of our local species of owls. Then take a quiet night hike, where we will try to call in some wild owls. Warm up with hot chocolate in the Nature Chalet afterwards. This free event is family friendly. Participants should bring a flashlight for the night hike.  Space for this activity is limited to 25 participants each evening. To reserve your spot or for more information, please call: (705) 674-8904 or email: lakelaurentian@gmail.com

     

  • 03
    MAR 2017
    Discovering Science Everyday! - Garson Hub - 9:00 - 12:00 (Please register).

     Families will benefit from a variety of hands on activities and information about science.  You will discover how easy it is to find the wonders of science in everyday routines.  Join us for fun and interactive learning experiences.

    Please register

  • 04
    MAR 2017
    Club de lecture jeunesse (inscription necessaire).

    Le Salon invite les jeunes lecteurs et lectrices de 6 à 11 ans à s’inscrire à une série de neuf rencontres amusantes au cours desquelles les enfants auront l’occasion de faire la connaissance d’auteurs et d’artistes talentueux, lire des livres et jouer des jeux variés, et faire des découvertes côté théâtre, créativité et électricité !

     

  • 04
    MAR 2017
    Kivi Park Winter Karnival.

    Join us for our very first Winter Karnival at Kivi Park.  March 4th from 11am to 3pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1457002080984214/

     

  • 04
    MAR 2017
  • 06
    MAR 2017
    Discovering Science Everyday! - Minnow Lake Hub - 9:00 -12:00 (Please register).

     Families will benefit from a variety of hands on activities and information about science.  You will discover how easy it is to find the wonders of science in everyday routines.  Join us for fun and interactive learning experiences.

    Please register


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.

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 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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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 before- and after-school child care for school-aged children
Finding before- and after-school child care for school-aged children

Parents and caregivers of school-aged children who work or attend school, will continue to need quality care for their kids—before and after school, on PD days and school holidays. Fortunately, most schools have a licensed program for school-aged kids ages four to 12 right on site.

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Choosing quality child care and early learning programs
Choosing quality child care and early learning programs

The three main types of child care are licensed child care centres, licensed family homes and private, unlicensed homes. The Ministry of Education’s licensing process and the City of Greater Sudbury’s Program Quality Support initiative help to ensure the quality of licensed centres and family homes.

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