Rainy River District Best Start

Site: Atikokan Office

Service: Best Start

Description & Services
Public Comments Contact office for list of baby/child items available for short term use; loaned 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 isues
  • 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

Parent Workshops
  • ABC's of Baby Food Making
  • Baby Beginnings
  • Dealing with Bullying
  • Family Literacy
  • 1 2 3 Magic and More 1 2 3 Magic
  • Positive Discipline
  • Stress and Everyday Living
Preschool Programs
  • Alphabet Soup
  • Esso Family Math
  • Parent/Child Mother Goose
  • Rock "N Read
Hours Mon: Registered Programs only 
Tue 10 am-7 pm * Wed-Fri 10 am-3 pm
Areas Served Atikokan
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) and under 
 
and their families
 
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 807-597-1481
Fax 807-597-4630
E-Mail sundog@shawbiz.ca
Website www.beststart4kids.ca
Primary Executive Tania Bimm, Coordinator
Alternate Executive Roxanne Gushulak, Program Assistant
Site Location East entrance of Rainbow Family Centre
Located In Community Atikokan
Address Rainbow Family Centre
25 Rawn Rd
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
 
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Intersection Rawn Rd and Poplar Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 2006 
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Accessible from street level, no automatic push button door; Parking -- One designated handicapped parking space; Washroom -- No side holding bar
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB)