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

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    AUG 2016
    Visit au musée de train à capréol ** inscription nécessaire (carrefour Hanmer).

    Nous allons voir plusieurs chose lors de notre visit. Nous allons avoir la chance d'explorer l'intérieur d'un train et de visiter le centre héritage.

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    AUG 2016
    Canada Summer Games 2021 Bid- Committee Visit Event.

    While most of this visit will occur without much fanfare, local sporting enthusiasts are encouraged to come out and show their support at the Northern Water Sports Centre, arriving around 6:45 p.m. in anticipation of the Committee visit at 7:05 p.m. or so. Essentially, City officials are looking to demonstrate the excitement and pride with which the community approaches hosting of large-scale sporting events, one in this case which offers a potential economic impact of $165 million dollars.

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    AUG 2016
    Star Party/ Soirées des étoiles- Science North- free/gratuit.

    Ever wanted to look at the night sky through a telescope? Come on out to a Star Party and see what's out there! You can gaze at the planets, the moon and other astronomical objects through powerful telescopes and binoculars. Learn how to find constellations and hear some of the mythological stories associated with them./ Science Nord organise des Soirées des étoiles durant toute l’année – et tout le monde est bienvenu! Vous pouvez observer les planètes, la Lune et d’autres objets célestes à travers la lentille d’un de nos télescopes. Apprenez à identifier les constellations.

     

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    AUG 2016
    New Sudbury Days.

    New Sudbury Days is an event to promote our New Sudbury neighbourhood, events, and community engagement! Get all the details here: https://www.facebook.com/newsudburydays/

     

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    AUG 2016
    Family Wetland Nature Rambles.

    Join us a for free family-friendly leisurely nature walks along one of our largest urban wetlands.Leaving from Adanac Ski Hill 744 Beatrice Crescent. Saturdays, 10:00 to noon. For more information: sarah@junctioncreek.com or 705-525-8736.

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    AUG 2016
    DEWCAN Family Day- Victory Park.

    The DEWCAN Family Day is on Saturday, August 27th from 11:30 am to 3:30pm at Victory Park.  More details to come.

     


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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.

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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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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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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