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.

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Upcoming Special Events

  • 12
    DEC 2017
    Toy Hacking @ Valley East 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. 

     

  • 14
    DEC 2017
    XPLR: Stroller/Carrier Walk + Salute.

     https://www.facebook.com/events/253004391894027/

    Come on out with Crystal for a free, fun time with your babies, toddlers and friends!  This event will consist of a nature exploration through Mallard's Landing and towards Salute where we'll stop for a bit before heading back

    Difficulty: moderate, large wheeled stroller friendly, Distance. 3.5-4km (with a break in between)
    Duration: 1.5hr, Accessibility: stroller-friendly

    For more details and to RSVP, visit rainbowroutes.com/calendar. This event is limited to 20 participants, so save your spot today!

     

  • 14
    DEC 2017
    Gaming Hour @ Garson Library.

    Explore different kinds of games with us! From board games to video games: we got it all. 

     

  • 14
    DEC 2017
    Crafternoon @ Valley East Library.

    Kids of all ages are invited to come to the library and expand their crafting skills. Using different materials and their imagination, kids can make and create fun and exciting things! Recommended for ages 4-10.

     

  • 16
    DEC 2017
    Science North's Pancakes and PJ's Presents: Elf.

    Families are invited to celebrate the holiday season with a pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa and an IMAX film! You won’t even have to get dressed! Come in your favourite cozy PJ's and enjoy some quality time with the family while munching on delicious pancakes. Following the pancake feast, families can enjoy the classic holiday film The Polar Express (G) in IMAX 3D! Proudly presented by KiSS 105.3.

    Pricing: $10 per person
    Members receive 10% OFF!

     

  • 17
    DEC 2017
    BBBF Christmas Open House.

    Music, Story Telling, Face Painting, Wagon Rides, Magic Show, Santa and more. Transportation available. Call to register. 

  • 17
    DEC 2017
    Christmas Open House - Better Beginnings Better Futures.

    Please join us at Better Beginnings Better Futures Christmas Open House at 450 Morin from 10:30-3:00.

     


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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