Best Start Network Kenora

Site: Dryden

Service: Best Start

Description & Services
Description (Service) Functions as a family centre, offering children and their 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 group activities in the areas of art, literacy, math, music and gross motor skills 
  • Offers workshops on various parenting topics 
  • Offers information about child development 
  • Provides links to family services within the community 
  • Participates in various preschool programs and parent workshops with community partners 
  • Loans out adult resources on various parenting issues and child development issues
 
Drop In Playtime
 
  • Provides a drop-in play space 
  • Offers a variety of early learning centres to explore
 
Parent Workshops 
  • Early Parent Support (PEPS) 
  • How To Talk So Kids Will Listen 
  • Kids Have Stress Too 
  • Infant Massage  
  • Make The Connection 
  • Siblings Without Rivalry
 
Preschool Programs 
  • ABC Fun 
  • Alphabet Soup 
  • Gym Time 
  • Mobile Minds Baby Gym 
  • Music and Movement 
  • Parent/Child Mother Goose 
  • Playgroup 
  • Rock 'N Read 
  • Story Time 
  • Tot Time
Hours Sep-May Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Wed 8:30 am-7 pm * Sat 9:30 am-1:30 pm 
Jun-Aug Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Dryden
Eligibility Ages: 7 year(s) and under 
 
and their families
 
Drop In Playtime
 
Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver
 
Parent Workshops and Preschool Programs
 
Infant Massage and Make The Connection 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 807-223-7145
Toll Free Phone 1-866-324-4530
Fax 807-223-5101
Website www.kenoradistrictbeststart.ca
Primary Contact Barb Avanthey, Best Start Hub Coordinator
Primary Executive Vanessa Shepherd, Manager, Children's Services, Dryden Children's Resource Centre; Phone: 807-223-5724
Site Location Lower level of Dryden Children's Resource Centre
Located In Community Dryden
Address 113 Albert St
Dryden, ON P8N 3B7
 
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Intersection Albert St and Casimir Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Elevator to lower level
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Kenora District Services Board (KDSB)