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

  • 30
    SEP 2016
    Visite à la caserne de Pompier ! inscription nécessaire ( carrefour Meilleur départ Hanmer).

    Rendez vous à la caserne de pompier à Val Thérèse pour une tournée des lieux !

  • 01
    OCT 2016
    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.

     

  • 03
    OCT 2016
    Discovering Science Everyday! - Minnow Lake Hub - 9:00 - 12:00 - (Please register).

    Families will benefit from a variety of hands on activities and information about science.  You will discover how easy it is to find the wonders of science in everyday routines.  Join us for fun and interactive learning experiences.

    Please register for this program.

  • 04
    OCT 2016
    One-on-one parenting help - be Appointment - Minnow Lake Hub.

    Our Hub staff is trained in offering the Triple P One-on-One Program (one to four sessions) to help parents/guardians with children up to 12 years of age focus on a specific parenting challenge or issue. With coaching, parents will learn and practice parenting strategies and will monitor their child's progress.
     
    Triple P is for every parent, whether you have a specific problem, or are just looking for advice on common, everyday issues.  It provides easy to use tips and new ideas that will help you build confidence and new skills. 

    Please contact the Best Start Hub staff to make an appointment (day / evening) or for more information.

     

  • 06
    OCT 2016
    Literacy Based Playgroup - Holy Trinity - 9:30 - 11:30.

    Language and literacy learning begins at birth, parents play a key role as their child's first and most important teacher in life. This program will focus on giving parents the opportunity to interact with their child while they explore and play in an environment that is literacy rich.  Activities offered will help build and enhance important literacy skills.  Please register for this program.

  • 13
    OCT 2016
    Playgroup - Wahnapitae Community Centre- 9:00 - 11:30.

    During playgroup, you and your child will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as:  crafts, math, cooking, science, literacy, gross and fine motor while visiting and socializing at the hub.


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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