Rainy River District Best Start

Site: Stratton Office

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 (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 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 monitors, high chairs, playpens, strollers and wagons
 
Drop In Playtime
 
Encourages parents and children to drop in anytime during regular hours to use the play space and learning centres
 
Infant Programs 
  • Infant Hour 
  • Infant Massage Training
 
Parent Workshops 
  • ABC's of Baby Food Making 
  • Baby Beginnings 
  • Make The Connection 
  • Positive Discipline
 
Preschool Programs 
  • ABC Fun Early Literacy 
  • Esso Family Math 
  • Handwriting Without Tears 
  • Parent/Child Mother Goose 
  • Rock "N Read
Hours Sep-Jun: Tue-Fri 9 am-3 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm
Areas Served Barwick ; Pinewood ; Rainy River ; Stratton
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and under 
 
Baby Beginnings, Infant Hour, Infant Massage and Make The Connection
 
Parents/caregivers and infants up to 12 months of age
 
Drop In Playtime
 
Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver
Application Enrollment is required for some programs
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-483-5319
Toll Free Phone 1-866-324-4530
Fax 807-483-5065
E-Mail stratton_bsh@tbaytel.net
Website www.beststart4kids.ca
Primary Executive Debbie Spence, Program Coordinator
Alternate Executive Laurie Anderson, Assistant Coordinator
Located In Community Stratton
Address 11605 Highway 11
Stratton, ON P0W 1N0
 
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Mailing Address PO Box 94 
Stratton, ON P0W 1N0
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Accessible from street level, no automatic push button door; Parking -- One designated handicapped parking space; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB)