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Addressing concerns about speech and language development in toddlers and preschoolers

Addressing concerns about speech and language development in toddlers and preschoolers

About one child in every 10 needs help developing speech and language skills. Children begin communicating as soon as they’re born. And, since communication skills are critical to a child’s emotional, social and academic success, it’s important to spot potential problems early and to address them right away.


Addressing concerns about your child’s mental health

Addressing concerns about your child’s mental health

Children can be just as vulnerable to mental health problems as adults. And, since they lack life experiences, having close, supportive relationships with parents and caregivers is perhaps the single most important safeguard against mental health problems among the young. That said, childhood mental health problems are more common than most people realize


Addressing concerns about your school-aged child’s speech and language development

Addressing concerns about your school-aged child’s speech and language development

About one child in every 10 needs help developing speech and language skills. And since communications skills are critical to a child’s emotional, social and academic success, it’s important to spot potential problems early and to address them right away.

 


Addressing concerns about your toddler’s or preschooler’s behaviour

Addressing concerns about your toddler’s or preschooler’s behaviour

Nobody’s perfect. All children will have occasional bouts of bad behaviour. Triple P—the Positive Parenting Program—can help you deal with common behaviour issues, or better still, prevent them from occurring in the first place.


Addressing your concerns about child care

Addressing your concerns about child care

If you have questions or concerns about the quality of care your children are receiving at a licensed child care centre, licensed home, or a private home daycare, and you’re unsure about who you should be speaking with to discuss your concerns, you’ve come to the right place.


Arts, Sports, Culture and Recreation Programs for Children

Arts, Sports, Culture and Recreation Programs for Children and Youth offered by not-for profit groups in Greater Sudbury

This is a comprehensive list of sports, arts, culture and recreation programs for children and youth that are offered by not-for profit groups in Greater Sudbury. Please click on any program to learn more about registration and schedules.

If the cost of programs is a barrier for you, there is help in our community. Refer to our tipsheet Finding recreational activities for kindergarten and school-aged children, and getting help paying for them

If you know of a program that we have missed, or notice an error in this list, please email us at beststart@greatersudbury.ca.

 


Balancing work and family

Balancing work and family

Conflicting demands of work and family can leave us feeling stressed and overwhelmed.


Being a "hands on" dad

Being a "hands on" dad

Having an involved dad can make all the difference in a child’s life. Fathers who are engaged and involved in their children’s lives make for happier, healthier children- and happier, healthier dads, too.


Breastfeeding your baby

Breastfeeding your baby

 The Canadian Paediatric Society and the World Health Organization recommend that babies get all of their nourishment from breastfeeding until they’re at least six months of old.


Building Resilience in Young Children- Booklet for parents of children from birth to six years

Building Resilience in Young Children- Booklet for parents of children from birth to six years

Building Resilience in Young Children is a resource of "Best Start: Ontario’s Maternal, Newborn and  Early Child Development Resource Centre". It was designed to help you boost your child’s ability  to bounce back from life’s challenges and thrive. It is filled with: • up-to-date information •helpful tips • parent stories • links to other resources. The ideas and resources are based on research and have been tested by parents.  The stories were provided by parents of young children. These parents hope that their experiences will help you and your family get through life’s ups and downs. 


 

This content was prepared and reviewed by the City of Greater Sudbury and its partners. However, it should not take the place of advice from your health care provider or other professionals working with you and your child. 

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