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

  • 25
    JAN 2017
    2017 Kindergarten Information and Registration Night- Sudbury Catholic Schools.

    The Sudbury Catholic District School Board has its Full Day Kindergarten Registration and Information sessions on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. These Information sessions are available for parents wanting to register their child(ren) for school beginning September 2017 (For children turning 4 years of age on or before December 31, 2017). If you were unable to attend these sessions, we encourage you to contact your school to register on an alternative date. Both regular (English) and French Immersion programming is available. http://www.scdsb.edu.on.ca/schools/kindergarten/

    See list of schools and addresses

  • 30
    JAN 2017
    Public Discussion on Ontario’s Early Years and Child Care Strategy.

    Have your say! January 30, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Steelworkers’ Union Hall and Conference Centre, 66 Brady St. "Ontario is building a high quality child care and early years system that is more accessible, affordable and responsive. We want to hear from expectant parents, as well as parents and guardians with children under 12 years of age and other community members with ideas that will help us meet this goal. Come out and join the conversation!"

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  • 03
    FEB 2017
    Loco-motion.

    Un programme de motricité globale offert pour la journée pédagogique dans le gymnase de l`École Alliance St-Joseph. Inscription svp.

  • 04
    FEB 2017
    Healthy Kids Snow Day- Run. Jump. Play. On a winter day!.

    Save the date for the Healthy Kids Snow Day. Healthy Kids Snow Day is part of the City’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge. It’s an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and play with your family. More details coming,

  • 18
    FEB 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 !

     

  • 20
    FEB 2017
    Skate Exchange / Échange de patins.

    Do you have extra skates or need skates? If so, check out our Skate Exchange program. The Skate Exchange program can provide you, a friend, or family member with a free pair of skates in order to have fun and get active this winter./ Avez-vous des patins de trop ou avez-vous besoin de patins? Si oui, essayez le programme d’échange de patins. Le programme d’échange de patins peut vous donnez, ainsi qu’à un ami ou un membre de la famille, une paire de patins gratuite afin que vous vous amusiez et que vous soyez actifs cet hiver.

     


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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