Best Start Network Kenora

Site: Kenora - Main Street South

Service: Best Start

Description & Services
Public Comments Contact office for list of baby/child items available for short term use; loaned out on first come basis
Description (Agency) Functions as a family centre, offering children and families a place to learn, play and socialize
Agency Services
Description (Service) Functions as a family centre, offering children and families a place to learn, play and socialize 
  • Offers programs to children at no cost to parents  
  • Provides play centres with toys and materials for children 
  • Offers preschool programs to introduce children to math and reading 
  • Offers workshops on various parenting topics 
  • Answers questions about child's development 
  • Provides links to family services within the community 
  • Participates in various preschool programs with community partners 
  • Loans out adult resources on various parenting issues and child development issues 
  • Loans out items such as baby swing, exersaucer, high chair/booster seat, infant play may and jolly jumper
 
Drop In Playtime
 
Encourages parents and children to come in during designated drop-in times to use the play space, learning centres and socialize with other families
 
Parent Workshops 
  • ABC's of Baby Food Making 
  • Baby Beginnings 
  • Dealing with Bullying Resources  
  • Family Literacy 
  • Infant Hour 
  • Kids in the Kitchen 
  • 1 2 3 Magic and More 1 2 3 Magic 
  • Positive Discipline 
  • Kids Have Stress Too
 
Preschool Programs 
  • Esso Family Math 
  • Music and Movement 
  • Parent/Child Mother Goose 
  • Rock "N Read
 
Outreach Locations 
  • Minaki Community Centre, 45 Ord St (Hwy596) 
  • Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Community Hall, Hwy 71 
  • Minto Hub
Hours Mon-Wed, Fri 9 am- 5 pm * Thu 9 am-7 pm * Sat 9 am-2 pm 
Minaki Community Centre: Jul-Aug: Every second Mon 10 am-12 noon * Sep-Jun: one Mon each month 10 am-12 noon 
Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls: Wed 10 am-12 noon
Areas Served Kenora ; Minaki ; Sioux Narrows
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under and their families
Drop In Playtime
Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver
Parent Workshops and Preschool Programs
Baby Beginnings and Infant Hour workshops are available for parents/caregivers and infants up to 12 months of age
Application Enrollment is required for some programs
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-467-5530
Toll Free Phone 1-866-324-4530
Fax 807-467-2489
E-Mail beststarthub@fireflynw.ca
Website www.kenoradistrictbeststart.ca
Primary Contact Marnie Shuster, Best Start Hub Coordinator
Primary Executive Michelle Gaudet, Executive Assistant and Communications Officer; Phone: 807-467-5535 ext 2321; Email: mgaudet@fireflynw.ca
Site Location Lower level of Kenora Public Library
Located In Community Kenora
Address 24 Main St S
Kenora, ON P9N 1S7
 
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Intersection Main St S and McClellan Ave
Mailing Address c/o Kenora Best Start Hub
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Kenora District Services Board (KDSB)