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.

Find the hub nearest you

Upcoming Special Events

  • 21
    OCT 2017
    Algonquin Road Public School Halloween Fun Fair.

    Admission to this event is 1 dollar for adults. We do have some free activities like participating in our costume exchange, coloring contest, costume parade and we will have chase and marshal from paw patrol there. The school will be all decorated for Halloween so there will be lots to look at. There will be a small fee for our haunted house, bubble soccer, and carnival games which you can win some of our thousands of prizes. We will have food there along with carnival treats. Hope to see you there!

  • 21
    OCT 2017
    I SPY - October at Lake Laurentian Conservation Area.

    Are you missing the green of summer? Does your family have the October blahs? Join Conservation Sudbury for our third annual I SPY workshop, to have another look at the fall and find the beauty and colour that is all around us in the natural world!  Families will explore the colours and patterns that can be found in nature, while hiking the 1 km Chickadee Loop trail. After creating a piece of nature I Spy art from the natural items collected, families can write their own I Spy riddle to go with their artwork. Volunteers will be on hand to photograph each piece of art and help record the I Spy riddles, so each family will be able to receive the full set of I Spy artwork created that day!

     

  • 21
    OCT 2017
    Huddle Up at Your Municipal Playground!/ Consultation dans votre terrain de jeux municipal- Flour Mill.

    The City of Greater Sudbury is visiting your municipal playground to ask how often you visit your playground, what you like and dislike about your playground and whether you would like to see new types of play structures, landscaping or playground design. Resident feedback will be used to develop a citywide standard of quality for all municipal playgrounds./  

    La Ville du Grand Sudbury visitera votre terrain de jeux municipal pour vous questionner sur la fréquence à laquelle vous visitez votre terrain de jeux, sur ce que vous aimez et sur ce que vous n’aimez pas de votre terrain de jeux et pour vous demander si vous aimeriez y voir des nouvelles structures de jeux, un nouvel aménagement paysager ou de nouveaux thèmes. La rétroaction des citoyens servira à élaborer une seule norme dequalité pour tous les terrains de jeux municipaux dans la ville.

     

  • 23
    OCT 2017
    Huddle Up at Your Municipal Playground!/ Consultation dans votre terrain de jeux municipal- West End.

    The City of Greater Sudbury is visiting your municipal playground to ask how often you visit your playground, what you like and dislike about your playground and whether you would like to see new types of play structures, landscaping or playground design. Resident feedback will be used to develop a citywide standard of quality for all municipal playgrounds./  

    La Ville du Grand Sudbury visitera votre terrain de jeux municipal pour vous questionner sur la fréquence à laquelle vous visitez votre terrain de jeux, sur ce que vous aimez et sur ce que vous n’aimez pas de votre terrain de jeux et pour vous demander si vous aimeriez y voir des nouvelles structures de jeux, un nouvel aménagement paysager ou de nouveaux thèmes. La rétroaction des citoyens servira à élaborer une seule norme dequalité pour tous les terrains de jeux municipaux dans la ville.

     

  • 24
    OCT 2017
    Zombie Toy Hacking @ Garson Library.

    Ever watch “Toy Story” and think those mutant toys are kind of awesome? Bring an old toy and make it new! Everything will be supplied, but you’re encouraged to bring your old toys, too. 

     

  • 25
    OCT 2017
    Huddle Up at Your Municipal Playground!/ Consultation dans votre terrain de jeux municipal- New Sudbury.

    The City of Greater Sudbury is visiting your municipal playground to ask how often you visit your playground, what you like and dislike about your playground and whether you would like to see new types of play structures, landscaping or playground design. Resident feedback will be used to develop a citywide standard of quality for all municipal playgrounds./  

    La Ville du Grand Sudbury visitera votre terrain de jeux municipal pour vous questionner sur la fréquence à laquelle vous visitez votre terrain de jeux, sur ce que vous aimez et sur ce que vous n’aimez pas de votre terrain de jeux et pour vous demander si vous aimeriez y voir des nouvelles structures de jeux, un nouvel aménagement paysager ou de nouveaux thèmes. La rétroaction des citoyens servira à élaborer une seule norme dequalité pour tous les terrains de jeux municipaux dans la ville.

     

  • 26
    OCT 2017
    Huddle Up at Your Municipal Playground!/ Consultation dans votre terrain de jeux municipal- South End.

    The City of Greater Sudbury is visiting your municipal playground to ask how often you visit your playground, what you like and dislike about your playground and whether you would like to see new types of play structures, landscaping or playground design. Resident feedback will be used to develop a citywide standard of quality for all municipal playgrounds./  

    La Ville du Grand Sudbury visitera votre terrain de jeux municipal pour vous questionner sur la fréquence à laquelle vous visitez votre terrain de jeux, sur ce que vous aimez et sur ce que vous n’aimez pas de votre terrain de jeux et pour vous demander si vous aimeriez y voir des nouvelles structures de jeux, un nouvel aménagement paysager ou de nouveaux thèmes. La rétroaction des citoyens servira à élaborer une seule norme dequalité pour tous les terrains de jeux municipaux dans la ville.

     


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 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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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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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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