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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.


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.


Deciding when it’s okay for your child to be home alone

Deciding when it’s okay for your child to be home alone

If you’re like a lot of parents, you may be wondering what the rules are about letting your child stay at home alone. According to the Canada Safety Council, whether they’re six or 16, school-aged children need to be supervised by a responsible adult. As children grow older and demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility, their parents may not need to be constantly supervising them in person. But, parents still have a responsibility to make sure that their children are safe, and can get help if and when they need it.


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.


Finding child care for kids with special needs

Finding child care for children with special needs

Licensed child care centres, homes and before- and after-school programs in Greater Sudbury welcome all children. Kids with special needs—including those with autism, delayed development, physical disabilities and medical conditions—are integrated with other kids their age.


Finding child care that’s right for you

Finding child care that’s right for you

If you’re looking for child care for an infant or toddler, or for children up to 12-years old, go to the Greater Sudbury Child Care Registry and connect with licensed child care centres in our community.


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.


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.

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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.
 


Understanding play-based learning at home and in the classroom

Understanding play-based learning at home and in the classroom

Playing is one of the ways kids learn things like language skills, problem solving, coordination and motor skills, and even math. In fact, Canada’s education ministers have issued a statement noting that, “purposeful play-based early learning sets the stage for future learning, health and well-being.”


 

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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