Child Care

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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.

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Upcoming Special Events

  • 29
    JUN 2017
    Hearing and Developmental Screen - Minnow Lake Hub - 9:00 - 12:00 (Please register).

    We will go through a Nipissing Developmental Screen checklist with you and your child. Have your child's hearing screened (children aged 18 mo. and up).

  • 30
    JUN 2017
    Louis Street Community Association Summerfest.

    All residents of Louis Street are encouraged to attend. Louis Street Association is hosting their annual Summerfest Event on June 30th, 2017 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. in the parking lot across from Building #166. We will be having community organizations attending with information booths, food and refreshments, Face painting, Community Art reveal with Wallace Gillard of Myths and Mirrors, Rock Garden in partnership with James St. John/City of Greater Sudbury, as well a many other summer fun activities. All residents of Louis Street are encouraged to attend.

     

     

  • 01
    JUL 2017
    Canada 150 Multicultural Celebration Event.

    The event will take place at the Sudbury Arena, July 1st. The day will begin with a parade which includes the Police Pipe Band, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, First Nations, various dignitaries and people of various nationalities in their traditional costumes. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Sudbury Arena with a Parade, Opening Ceremonies and food booth from around the world and browse through the crafts at the Multicultural Food and Craft Fair. Centre stage, entertainment will perform songs and dance all afternoon. 

     

  • 01
    JUL 2017
    Canada Day at the Railroad Museum.

    Join NORMHC for a day of family fun as it celebrates Canada 150. Free admission, special displays and family activities between the hours of 10-5. Beer Tent and BBQ on site with live music into the evening Fireworks at the riverfront after dark.

     

  • 01
    JUL 2017
    Canada Day at Science North.

    The event of the summer!  Full day family celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday that includes unique food vendors, fun activities, special entertainment, concerts and a fireworks show. https://www.facebook.com/events/392613817800963/

     

  • 01
    JUL 2017
    Country Canada Day with the Four Lakes Community Association- Hanmer.

    Come and join us for fun games and good food! This event is free. 

  • 01
    JUL 2017
    Free Canada 150 Celebration at Glad Tidings Church.

    Everyone is welcome! We will have pizza, hot dogs, bouncables, Gym Zone, cotton candy, snowcones, popcorn, kids activities and prizes! This year we are adding a shuttle from Vrab's Your Independent Grocer (at the Four Corners) starting at 4:30pm and running every half hour (Note: Children must be accompanied with an adult) Doors open at 5:00pm. Stay for a great view of the fireworks! As always this event is FAMILY-FRIENDLY and FREE. No strings attached!

     


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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.

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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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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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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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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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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