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

  • 29
    APR 2017
    Rainbow Routes Spring Clean Up Events.

    This Saturday your family can help Rainbow Routes give our city a makeover "The City of Greater Sudbury is organizing it's annual Spring Cleanup and Rainbow Routes is being a part of the movement. To participate, JOIN US AT 9AM at any of the following locations:
    1. Hill St (Wahnapitae): meet at Notre-Dame de la Rivière church
    2. Boland (Hospital Area): meet at York St. Parking lot, across from Bell Park amphitheatre
    3.New Sudbury (Ward 8): meet at Twin Forks park (this location includes a BBQ following the cleanup)
    Equipment will be provided (gloves, bags and safety vests), and children are welcome to help! Please RSVP indicating your location of choice using this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/413233079063890/

     

  • 29
    APR 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 !

     

  • 29
    APR 2017
    Mom2Mom Consignment Sale.

    The Greater Sudbury Multiple Births Association (GSMBA) hosts a semi-annual sale of gently used maternity, baby and children's clothing, toys and equipment. This is a great occasion to sell and purchase gently used items at discounted prices, and you don't need to be a Mom of Multiples to participate!  Strollers are welcome!  Please bring your own bags/bins.  Cash only event!
    $2 admission per adult. https://www.facebook.com/events/415577372127462/

  • 29
    APR 2017
    Junction Creek Spring Clean-up.

    We need your help! Please join us this Saturday to help clean the banks of Junction Creek. Lots of trash has accumulated over the winter and we need to clean it before it enters the waterway. Make sure to bring your rubber boot's as it's still pretty damp out there.
    Saturday Arpil 29th, 10am to noon  Gloves and bags provided, Free pizza for volunteers, Appropriate for all ages

     

  • 29
    APR 2017
    Free Community Screening of Milk, by Noemi Weis.

    Come join the Sudbury Baby-Friendly Network in a free community screening of the film Milk, by Noemi Weis. For more information please go to the EventBrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/free-screening-of-milk-by-noemi-weis-tickets-33481585323

  • 30
    APR 2017
    Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario présentera la pièce de théâtre BAOBAB.

    BAOBAB (4 ans et +)
    Dimanche 30 avril 11h et 14 h au TNO

    Ma 1re sortie au théâtre
    Dimanche 23 avril 10 h 30 
    Activité gratuit pour familiariser votre enfant à l'environnement théâtral.

     

  • 30
    APR 2017
    May Day Art Attack!- Crafts and Snacks!.

    It's the third annual May Day Art Attack! A fun, family-friendly afternoon of artistic creation, games, free lunch and other activities for all ages on May Day weekend, in celebration of International Workers' Day. WHEN: Sunday, April 30, 1-4pm.
    WHERE: Myths and Mirrors Community Arts Clubhouse at Victory Park, 496 Frood Road, the Donovan (accessible).


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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 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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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 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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