Best Start Professionals

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Welcome to the professionals section of Use this site to find resources, events, training, job opportunities and news for professionals, as well as documents and meeting information for Best Start Integrated Partner Network and community committees.

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FREE Online Course on OUTDOOR PLAY!

We just received this information from a new post on Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research by Diane Kashin. Children have a right to environments that offer them the opportunity to experience adventurous, challenging and even risky play as it is important to children’s development and overall well-being (Dietze & Kashin, 2017). These words are from a module on risky play that is part of a free outdoor play training course composed of 12 modules. If you are interested in signing up there is an upcoming April intake and the information is attached.

Professional Learning and Capacity Building Flyer

The Professional Learning and Capacity Building Flyer highlights all of the events planned by or in collaboration with the City of Greater Sudbury Children Services for 2017.  The calendar will be updated periodically as changes and new professional learning opportunities arise. We hope that this summary will assist you in planning as well as with your goals for your Continuous Professional Learning Portfolio.  Please feel free to communicate with or for more information.

Best Start professionals emails

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Calendar for professionals

Search the Professionals Calendar for workshops, training, conferences and meetings. To receive updates of new events and opportunities by email, go to our professionals notifications page.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for early childhood professionals. Have a career opportunity you think should be posted here? Email it to

Resources for professionals

Search for resources by age group, topic or organization. To receive updates by email when new resources are posted, go to our professionals notification page. Know a great resource that we should include? Email it to  

News for professionals

Find out what's new for early learning professionals in Greater Sudbury. Have a news item you think should be posted here? Email it to

Professional Knowledge/ Skills Sharing- Submission Form

Individuals working in the early learning field and wanting to share their experience, knowledge and best practices with other professionals working in their field are asked to complete this Professional Development  Information Submission Form.


Find agendas, minutes and other documents for all committees of the Best Start Network and Child Care Committees.