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

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    AUG 2017
    Charlie Kert @ Copper Cliff Library.

    Charlie is the person behind Little Fingers Music which is a collective of musicians and educators based in Toronto. They put on interactive music concerts that teach children about music, acting and the environment. 

     

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    AUG 2017
    Teddy Bear Picnic - South End Hub (RR).

    Join us for stories, activities and songs outside the hub. Please bring along your favourite stuffed animal! (Activity will be moved indoors if raining).

    (RR) Registration Required.

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    AUG 2017
    Plage Kalmo et Pique-nique (carrefour Hanmer).

    Amenez vos serviettes, votre crème solaire et venez passer le matin avec nous à la plage Kalmo à Val Caron. Nous offrons un léger diner.  Inscription nécessaire.

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    AUG 2017
    Beach day & Picnic (Valley East Outreach ValleyView).

    Come join us at Kalmo beach for a fun fill morning in the water and have a picnic. Bring your towels and sunscreen.


    Amenez vos serviettes, votre crème solaire et venez passer le matin avec nous à la plage Kalmo à ValCaron. Nous offrons un diner léger.

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    AUG 2017
    Wahnapitae First Nation Annual Traditional Pow Wow for August 19th and 20th!.

    Mnaa-jaa-daa ogitchidaw! Honour our warriors! Come out and join us for our 22nd Annual Traditional Pow Wow for August 19th and 20th! https://www.facebook.com/events/1440202792693808

     

  • 19
    AUG 2017
    Dalew Farms- Open House and Free Hay Rides.

    OPEN HOUSE, FREE HAY RIDES & MORE! AUG 19 & 20, 10AM TO 4PM (RIDES LEAVE EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR. 
    LAST RIDE LEAVES AT 4PM) Our Annual Open House is back! Bring the whole family for a visit to our farm, get a tour and learn more about how we raise our animals! Please, no pets. Bring your own picnic, we will have a shaded area with tables. And of course dress according to weather conditions as this is an outdoor event and will be on rain or shine! 


    (705)594-1823
    www.dalewfarms.ca
    email: dalew@phonenet.ca

     

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    AUG 2017
    How to Make Your Own Costumes for Kids / Confection de costumes pour enfants.

    Join Brittany McNamara, Maker-in-Residence, for this all-ages program that will talk about various costume-making techniques for kids. She will have some costumes on display and will incorporate a hands-on component for participants to try out an element of costume-making. Parental supervision is required. /

    Venez rencontrer la maker en résidence, Brittany McNamara, dans le cadre de ce programme pour participants de tout âge qui porte sur diverses techniques pour la confection de costumes pour enfants. Il y aura des exemples de costumes sur place et l’atelier comporte un exercice pratique où les participants pourront faire l’expérience d’un aspect de la confection de costumes. Les enfants doivent être accompagnés d’un parent.

     


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.

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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