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!

Child Care

Child Care Questions?

Great information about child care – what to know, what to ask and what to expect.

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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

  • 06
    MAY 2016
    Bricolage pour maman (carrefour Chelmsford).

    Voulez-vous faire quelque chose spéciale pour la dame importante dans votre vie? Nous allons bricoler ensemble pour créer un cadeau qu’elle appréciera. Inscription svp.

  • 06
    MAY 2016
    Star Party/ Soirées des étoiles- Science North- free/gratuit.

    Ever wanted to look at the night sky through a telescope? Come on out to a Star Party and see what's out there! You can gaze at the planets, the moon and other astronomical objects through powerful telescopes and binoculars. Learn how to find constellations and hear some of the mythological stories associated with them./ Science Nord organise des Soirées des étoiles durant toute l’année – et tout le monde est bienvenu! Vous pouvez observer les planètes, la Lune et d’autres objets célestes à travers la lentille d’un de nos télescopes. Apprenez à identifier les constellations.

     

  • 07
    MAY 2016
    Mother's Day Brunch - Aboriginal Best Start Hub.

    Having a Mother's Day Brunch at Queen Elizabeth II Public School,  Come out and celebrate your mother with others and meet new people.

     

  • 07
    MAY 2016
    Reading Town- The Hockey Sweater.

    Roch Carrier’s classic The Hockey Sweater meets Stompin’ Tom’s ghost in this made-in-Canada only not to be missed treat of magical storytelling and The Hockey Song combo. Join us at the café for an author meet and greet with legendary storyteller Roch Carrier before watching him go on stage and rock it out with local musicians as he retells The Hockey Sweater. A perfect literary treat before the Monster Spectacular.

     

  • 10
    MAY 2016
    Shkagamik-kwe Healthy Kids Community Garden Group.

    Kids and parents will have to opportunity to learn all about gardening – from planting seeds to harvesting crops at the end of the growing season! For kids aged 8-12 years. Parents or guardians must accompany children. Details will follow first session. Registration required. Everyone is welcome.

     

  • 12
    MAY 2016
    Tunes and Tales- South End Library.

    The Greater Sudbury Public Library, in partnership with theSudbury Symphony Orchestra, is very excited to announce the return of the very popular Tunes and Tales - a combination of storytelling and live music for families and children of all ages. This series will be presented at various library locations in English.  This unique series of free programs combines pictures, stories and live music in a novel presentation that encourages literacy, imagination and a love of music. Participants will enjoy stories accompanied by live music featuring the Sudbury Symphony String Quartet and story tellers from the Greater Sudbury Public Library.

     

  • 12
    MAY 2016
    Sew Simple- Levack/Onaping Library.

    This fun and interactive program is designed to help youth learn basic sewing skills. Learn hand sewing and how to use a sewing machine in this introductory class. If you have no sewing experience or you are in need of a refresher course, then Sew Simple! is for you!

     


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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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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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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