Rainy River District Best Start

Site: Fort Frances Office

Service: Best Start

Description & Services
Public Comments Play Time Program at the Memorial Sportsplex runs for the length of the hockey season, ending mid March
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 high chairs and playpens
 
Drop In Playtime
 
Encourages parents and children to drop in anytime during regular hours to use the play space and learning centres
 
Parent Workshops
 
Make the Connection
 
Preschool Programs 
  • ABC's/123's 
  • Esso Family Math 
  • Kids Cooking 
  • Rock N Read
 
Outreach Programs
 
St Michael's Gym- Have a Ball Sportsplex- Fun Fitness for Kid's
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Have a Ball: Wed 9:30 am-10:45 am 
Fun Fitness for Kids: Thu 10 am-11 am
Areas Served Fort Frances
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and under 
 
and their families 
 
Drop In Play Centre 
Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver 
 
Make The Connection workshop is available for parents/caregivers and infants up to 12 months of age
Application Enrollment required for programs
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-8588
Fax 807-274-5867
Website www.beststart4kids.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Karly Rousseau, Best Start Hub Coordinator; Phone: 807-274-8588 ext 1820; Email: krousseau@fort-frances.com
Alternate Contact Shawna McRitchie, Children's Complex Superintendent; Phone: 807-274-5457 * 807-274-8588 ext 1818; Email: smcritchie@fort-frances.com
Site Location Fort Frances Children's Complex
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 1150 Portage Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2B1
 
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Intersection Portage Ave and 8th St E
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Accessible with ramp and automatic push button door; Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education