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Let's Grow Sudbury!

Let's Grow Sudbury!

Let's Grow is a program from sudburyfamilies.ca that sends you an email every time your baby passes an important milestone—once a month for your baby’s first year; then at 15 and 18 months; then when your child is two-, three- four- five- and six- years old.

This is our way of checking in with you to provide you with tips about what to look for in terms of your baby’s development, where to go if you have concerns or questions, and links to resources to help you along the way. To sign up, click here: https://sudburyfamilies.ca/signup/


Making sure you get the financial help you’re entitled to

One of the best ways to ensure you’re getting all of the financial help you’re entitled to is to file your income tax return.

  • Wednesday October 24

Making sure your home is safe for kids

Kids spend a lot of their time at home. So, making sure your home is ‘kid-safe’ can help to ensure against possible injuries or even death.

  • Wednesday October 24

Packing healthy lunches

Packing healthy lunches

Well-nourished kids are more likely to get the energy and nutrients they need to grow, be active and do well in school. Packing a healthy, well-balanced lunch and snacks for your school-aged kids isn’t always easy, but there are resources to help.

 

 


Paying attention to your child’s screen time

Kids who are more active and who spend less time in front of a screen are more likely to have healthier body weights, better social and language skills, better performance in school and improved self-confidence.

  • Thursday December 6

Paying for child care

Paying for child care

If you and your partner are planning to return to work after your baby’s birth or adoption, you need to be prepared for the high cost of quality child care.

  • Tuesday October 9

Paying for prescription drugs

Are your family’s prescription drug costs taking a big chunk out of your income? The Trillium Drug Program may be able to help.

 


Physical Activity in Early Childhood: Setting the Stage for Lifelong Healthy Habits

Physical Activity in Early Childhood: Setting the Stage for Lifelong Healthy Habits

Tips and guidelines relating to physical activity and inactivity in infants, toddlers and preschool-age children. A resource from the Centre for Excellence in Early Childhood Development


Preparing your child for a French-language school

Preparing your child for a French-language school

For many families, the decision to send their children to a French-language school is easy.  But, when only one parent is francophone, or in families where the parents grew up speaking French, but now speak mostly English at home, the decision may be more difficult.


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.
 


 

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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