Child Care

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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

  • 23
    SEP 2017
    FAMILY FUN DAY/JOURNÉE FAMILIALE- l'école secondaire catholique Champlain.

    FAMILY FUN DAY – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 Students and staff from É.s.c. Champlain in Chelmsford are happy to invite everyone to their Family Fun Day which be held on Saturday, September 23, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be 10 inflatable games and obstacles, schlocky, carnival games, a BBQ and many more activities for guests of all ages. Tickets are $5 per person. See enclosed poster for further details. Invite your friends and family to this fun filled day. Tickets are available at the door.

     

  • 23
    SEP 2017
    Healthy Kids Market Week/ La Semaine d’Enfants en santé au Marché.

    Get ready for Healthy Kids at the Market Week, supported by the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. At each participating market, kids aged 12 and under will receive three free “Market Money” vouchers that they can use to buy fresh vegetables and fruits from select vendors./ À chaque marché participant, les enfants de 12 ans et moins recevront trois « dollars du Marché » en vue de s’acheter des fruits et des légumes frais de vendeurs précis.

     

  • 24
    SEP 2017
    XPLR: Family Hike & Play (bilingue).

    This family activity consists of a short exploration walk on Hillfield Trail and play time at the park. We stroll along stress free and let the kids lead the way. Kids can bring little plastic bags to collect nature items along the way! These are fun to find and make great arts & crafts materials! And after that, we get to play at the park!

    So bring your kids, dogs, parents, friends...anyone who's family to you - ll are welcome!

    Speed: easy/relaxed,

    Terrain: easy-moderate, NOT stroller friendly (carriers recommended instead)

    Distance: 1-2km

     

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    Du plaisir pour petits et grands!

    Les enfants peuvent apporter des petits sacs pour collectionner des feuilles et autres items pour bricoler! Ensuite, nous allons jouer au parc!

    Vitesse: détendue

    Terrain: facile à modéré ; NE convient PAS aux poussettes; portes-bébés recommandés

    Distance: 1-2km

  • 26
    SEP 2017
    Family Fun Night - New Sudbury Hub - 5:00 - 7:00 (Please register).

    An evening program where families meet to enjoy a free dinner once a month.  Parents and children will have the opportunity to socialize as well as participate in a variety of activities together. 

    Please register for this program.

  • 29
    SEP 2017
    Loco-Motion(carrefour Chelmsford).

    Ce programme donne la chance aux enfants de connaitre et savoir plus au sujet de leur motricité globale. Ceci est un programme seulement offert sur les journées pédagogique dans le gymnase de l`École Alliance St-Joseph. 

    carrefour meilleur Depart Chelmsford
    3634 Rue Errington
    Chelmsford, Ontario

    705 855 2219

  • 30
    SEP 2017
    Journée familiale de la Slague jeunesse/ La Slague Jeunesse Family Day.

    La Journée familiale de la Slague jeunesse, présentée le samedi 30 septembre à l’École d’architecture McEwen, offrira un programme varié pour toute la famille. Des concerts auront lieu dans l’atrium et plusieurs salles de ce bel édifice seront converties en stations de jeux et en ateliers pour les enfants. /The Family Day, hosted by La Slague Jeunesse on Saturday, September 30th at the McEwen School of Architecture, promises fun for all ages. Concerts will be held in the atrium and other spaces in this beautiful building will serve as play stations and workshops for kids. 


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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.

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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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 recreational activities for kindergarten and school-aged children, and getting help paying for them
Finding recreational activities for kindergarten and school-aged children, and getting help paying for them

Starting around ages four and five, many children show an interest in organized recreation, arts and sports programs.

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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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